straightening all the pocket linings on the garment. Put your
hand inside and stretch the lining, then grab a corner of the
pocket lining from the outside, which makes sure
you don't drag the lining out of position as you remove your
you're doing the lining it makes sense to start with the lapel
on the right side of the jacket. Place it flat on the board with
only about 2/3 of that side on the board. Use your hands to
smooth the fabric inwards from the edge, moving your hand
sideways, and watch the reaction you get from the cloth. If it
rolls in front of your hand note where it is forced under as
this will cause a crease if you iron beyond that point. Your aim
will be to stop the iron before you do that.
||Place a cloth over the area
you're going to iron and dampen it.
||Start ironing from the edge
and work inward, remembering to stop where the lining starts, or
where you noted the fabric would crease. Go in the direction of
|Move the jacket further on
to the board so that the arm hole is at the edge and the seam
runs down the edge too. Smooth the cloth with your hands and
make certain there are no wrinkles underneath.
lining slightly and iron straight up from the bottom, missing
any buttons on both sides of the cloth.
|Move the jacket so that the
portion under the arm hole is central to the board.
||Straighten any vent so that
it sits as it would when worn and smooth out the whole underarm
slightly, iron from bottom to top in one easy movement. Take the
iron straight back down again and off the fabric. This movement
is the one you should always use when ironing any part of the
lining, unless you are negotiating a button or a pocket.
|Move the jacket
round to do the first section of the back then move once more to
position the center of the jacket over the center of the board.
Most jackets have an expansion flap in the middle of the back.
This is just a pleat so grab the top and bottom of the jacket
and pull. It should flatten nicely but if not slide your hand
inside the fold and then pull again. Dampen and place the iron
at the bottom of the jacket below the pleat. Pull the other end
of the pleat and iron in one swift movement from bottom to top,
you shouldn't reverse the iron movement.
takes you to the half way point in the jacket lining. To
complete the rest simply follow the instructions in reverse.