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!)