problem with hem stiffening on Bell Skirt

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problem with hem stiffening on Bell Skirt

Postby gretagretchen » Mon Nov 16, 2015 7:34 pm

I used single ply buckram as the hem stiffener in my bell skirt. I have done this before on a previous Bell Skirt and it worked great. But, the buckram I used this time is quite a bit stiffer. I need to loosen it up a bit. Any ideas how?
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Re: problem with hem stiffening on Bell Skirt

Postby Heather » Mon Nov 16, 2015 11:00 pm

I would think that you could just work it and break it in a bit. Roll it up and smash it, then roll it up the other way and smash it again. Then iron it all flat again. That should break the bonding up a bit.
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Re: problem with hem stiffening on Bell Skirt

Postby gretagretchen » Wed Nov 18, 2015 7:06 pm

I did go ahead and get wet. Helped a lot. Not perfect but better.
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