I walked into my friend’s home and saw a familiar sight: shirts draped over a chair and an ironing board waiting nearby, I said to her, “Yay – a kindred spirit! A fellow ironer! We ironers are few and far between! It’s a lost art, isn’t it?” She agreed.
Really, it’s more like a curse. My mother ironed everything – even T-shirts and jeans! So naturally I couldn’t NOT iron. But when people stopped by and would catch me ironing they inevitably would say, “Why are you ironing?” Here’s my answer: I DON’T KNOW!! I’m sorry, but I just can’t seem to get to the dryer exactly when it finishes to get out the shirts. So my clothes come out a little wrinkly. So I hang them up and put them in my ironing closet until I have a block of time to do about 20 shirts. It’s in my dna, I guess. I just like to the look and feel of a nice crisp shirt.
Would you like to know the steps to ironing? Here they are:
- Set up your ironing board and iron. Get the iron hot.
- Put on a favorite TV show or netflix movie.
- Use the wide part of the board to do men’s shirts. The narrower part is better for skirts and dresses.
- Iron the right front, the back, the left front, and then give the collar a good pressing. I like to use Magic Sizing spray to give it a light stiffness.
- Next press the shoulders and the yoke.
- Next do the sleeves one at a time, folding them so the underarm seam is at the bottom and you can get a nice crisp pressing.
That’s it! How was the movie?