Thanks so much for all your lovely comments about the ABCs of vintage sewing series. I read all the comments and they mean so much to me! I am really enjoying doing the posts and am so glad that you are enjoying them as well!
Today is all about ironing. That quintessential step in sewing. Actually, as my vintage sewing book says, what we do for sewing is actually called 'pressing' and not ironing. But as I've already got a 'p' in my alphabet, I'll just go for ironing ;-)
I just love these step-by-step instructions from my 1943 Minature Fashions: Simplicity Sewing Book:
I must admit that I've never done 1, 4 or 6. I'm actually intrigued by number 4. What about you? Are you strictly a number 3 sewist or do you go all out with your pressing?
Now I have no excuse as we just got a fancy iron (well, fancy for us). It was a great groupon deal and I really like it:
It's a Quest Steam Generator 2000W and it's been fantastic so far. My only minor complaint is that it makes a lot of noise when it first starts steaming but other than that it's works like a charm.
Here's a shot of the other side:
I'm curious, what iron do you use? Do you love or hate it?