Hello, I bought a lovely vintage jacket (65% wool, 30% polyester 5% other), which is perfect at the front, but has persistent ‘crinkling’ of the fabric of the back and sleeves. A friend insists that the jacket has been washed, even though the label advises against this and that I should use spray-starch before ironing. I’m not sure about this diagnosis, as would have expected the whole garment to have been affected by washing, and I’m reluctant to start spraying it with anything until I know what I’m doing. I tried straightforward ironing – which made no difference! – and wonder if it would be ok to try steam-ironing, or whether that would just make things worse. If this problem sounds familiar to you, would be grateful for your advice! Thanks.
By: Sarah F