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Charade

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My daughter's ballet costume has a skirt made of 2 layers of stiff tulle and 2 layers of softer tulle. It is very wrinkled. I tried putting it into the shower a few times, but that doesn't seem to help.  Any other suggestions short of taking it to a dry cleaner and having it steamed?
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I use a home/travel fabric steamer for DD's costumes. 
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A hair dryer works like a charm. DD had to take 3 tutus to Germany in a tutu bag squished into the overhead compartment. They were really bad and the hair dryer made them look brand new.
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A hair dryer works like a charm. DD had to take 3 tutus to Germany in a tutu bag squished into the overhead compartment. They were really bad and the hair dryer made them look brand new.


What setting did she use? The highest? Did she dampen them first?
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We never dampened anything and we used the highest setting but kept the dryer a good distance away from the material.  We held it pretty close at first, but as it got hotter and the wrinkles started to come out, we'd back off.  You can always start lower if you are worried about burning the fabric because I'm sure it could depend on the hair dryer.  The heavy duty ones get pretty hot.
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Hang it upside down and use a blow dryer on medium heat. 
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For competition, when we get to the hotel I hang our ballet dress upside down, spray it with a static wrinkle release and then run the shower on the hottest setting to steam up the bathroom. 
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you can iron tulle!!! no lie!! I have several times. Just use a synthetic setting on your iron
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I have also ironed tulle several times.  Just keep the temp really low and it works great.  You can also use a pressing cloth if you'd prefer, but I've ironed directly on tulle with no ill effects many times.
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OMG - thank you for the hair dryer tip. It works like charm. The wrinkles disappear in seconds.
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We don't have a steamer so I use the steam from my iron. If there are really bad spots I'll steam those spots against the ironing board.
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