Bang * Bang (kurasune) wrote in egl,
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Can you steam lace?

I'm a bit uncertain about this because I've never had a dress like this before...I bought a BTSSB dress recently and sent it to the cleaners.  When it came back, the lace on the bodice and hems had gotten a bit crinkled.  The lace is made of cotton, I believe, and is simple in design and mimics crochet.  The dress itself is cream velvet.

Question 1:  If I steam the lace, will the steam affect the pile on the velvet? (I know how susceptible velvet is to waterstains.)

Question 2:  If it is okay to steam, how do I manage to hold the lace taut without burning myself with the steamer? (I haven't figured out as yet how to do this with ordinary dresses even!)

Thanks in advance!

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