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When you consider using pleats for an outfit there's always the question: what happens after washing? Will they look just as good? They will unfold a bit and the cloth may wrinkle a little also, so you will need to spend some considerable time ironing after every wash...What can you do to skip the ironing after, or at least make it a lot easier? There are some spray solutions for making pleats last or some recommend the use of vinegar, i will present an alternative that seems friendly to me, plus i love the look (also i'd be interested to know how all alternatives work for you).
Take a look at a few of my projects in which I used this - I find it so indispensable now!
http://www.burdastyle.com/projects/la-vie-en-rose-et-mauve
http://www.burdastyle.com/projects/a-horse-for-my-kingdom

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    Feb 12, 2011, 06.04 AMby thehootfrommrowliy

    thanks! This is just what I needed!

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    Feb 11, 2011, 03.01 PMby amaydak

    Oh this is wonderful, thank you so much!

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    Oct 19, 2010, 02.39 AMby Denise Angela

    Thanks – I am making a box pleated red twill skirt & this helps!!

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      Oct 19, 2010, 06.43 AMby magdamagda

      I’m glad, I hope I don’t miss it when you upload the project!:)

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    Jul 28, 2010, 03.12 PMby lala86

    what a great idea of yours!! I think you colud also do it only on the wrong side and leaving one edge of the pleat without the zig zag so as to have a regular pleating look (but with a secret that makes ironing easier) I hope I am clear enough as my English is not perfect…

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