Published on July 24th, 2015 | by Janine Giorgenti0
5 Steps to Properly Ironing a Dress Shirt
Ironing Shirts. Made simple.
By Janine Giorgenti
Make sure the shirt is unbuttoned. Ideally, the shirt is a bit moist (use a spray bottle for this step).
Make sure to remove the collar stays before you begin to iron your shirt. Start from the back of the shirt collar and iron towards the middle, in small circles. Turn the shirt over, and repeat on the outside of the shirt collar.
Place one shoulder over the ‘narrow’ end of the ironing board and iron towards the center of the back. Repeat this step for the other shoulder.
Lay one sleeve – flat – on the ironing board with cuff-link holes and buttons facing up. Proceed to iron the inside area of the cuff, then flip the sleeve (over), and iron the outside area of the cuff. Iron the sleeves, starting with the ‘front’ side (repeat with the next sleeve).
In this step we will address ironing the body of the shirt and the placket. Using the ‘point’ of the iron, press the fabric – of the shirt – in between the buttons on the placket. Next, we will iron the ‘body’ of the shirt, by placing one side along the ironing board, slotting the arm-hole into the ‘curved’ end of the ironing table, and pressing down for the finishing touch!
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