Bang * Bang (kurasune) wrote in egl,
Bang * Bang

  • Mood:

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!

  • Unreleased Items You Wish Were Released?

    I was looking through some of my old (ouch) AP catalogs and in one of them from 2014 there was this marshmallow bag pictured with the re-release of…

  • Question for brands/seamstresses/designers

    Hi everyone! Recently I’ve been looking more into how Lolita dresses are made, and I had no idea that some brands had designers separate from the…


    Looking for Indie/Small Lolita brands! Hi, I was wondering if there was a place I could look for small owned Lolita brands ! Especially US based ^^…

  • Post a new comment


    Anonymous comments are disabled in this journal

    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded