It’s winter in my rural patch. Which is the picturesque hill country of the Central Tablelands of NSW.
Winters are cold. An average winter day is Minus 2C to 12C.
I love cold weather. But I also like to dress for it. In warm, comfortable clothing. That looks stylish. And is easy to care for.
Corduroy is a warm fabric. But not renown for being easy to care for.
I often wear corduroy jeans. And a corduroy jacket. Both of which I love.
I do iron my corduroy jeans. But because they will only take minimal ironing, I have a few rules that I follow.
They’re washed in my Miele front loader washing machine. On a normal cycle for cotton fabrics. Set to a water temperature of 40C.
When the cycle is finished, I take them out and give them a good shake. To release as many wrinkles as possible. I turn them inside out. Button the waist. And I hang them straight up, by the waistband, using a skirt hanger. And hang them in a shady place. Out of the sun. So they don’t fade.
Because I’m an incorrigible ironer of all my garments, the corduroy jeans get ironed too.
Being already turned inside out, they’re ready for a quick pressing.
I first smooth the jeans legs out with my hands. On my ironing board. Fitted with – of course – a Fitz Like A Glove™ Ironing Board Cover!
Set the iron to high steam. Steam the fabric first. Then lightly press the legs.
Do the same for the waist and seat part of the jeans.
Wrinkles are very easy to get out this way. The nap isn’t damaged from too much pressure from the iron.
And the jeans look crisp and beautifully elegant with minimal pressing.
Ditto for my corduroy jacket. It’s always ironed inside out. Steam first. Minimal pressure. And voila. I have a beautifully pressed jacket.
The secret, of course, is not to create too many wrinkles to begin with. So hanging them up rather than putting them in a clothes dryer is sooooo important.
So go on. Buy those corduroy jeans you hanker for. They really are easier to care for than you think.
~Carol Jones, Ironing Diva❤
PS. This Ironing Diva loves leading an elegant life. Wearing beautifully pressed corduroy jeans.
PPS. I am not only an Ironing Diva. But as one friend says, I am ‘The Queen’ when it comes to ironing.
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