Ironing a long sleeve shirt or blouse can be frustrating (it's the sleeves isn't it). But in my case, with a husband who wears shirts to work everyday we've had to learn to do it, and preferably without two crease lines running down the length of the arms. There are certain steps to follow to iron a shirt perfectly, and if you make a point to do it this way, you'll find it much easier. Here's how:
Step 1: Back collar
Starting with the underside of the collar, iron from the points inwards
Step2 : Front collar
Do the same on the outside of the collar
Step 3: Shoulders
Slip the shoulder over the narrow side of the ironing board and iron from the middle back of the shirt towards the shoulder seam, do the other shoulder too.
Step 4: Cuffs
Iron the inside of each cuff, followed by the outside
Step 5: Sleeve
Line up the sleeve, cuff opening side up, ironing from the bottom edge of the seam up. Then the other side, and remember to do both sleeves.
Step 6: Back
Slip the back of the shirt with the collar at the narrow end over the board, and iron the back. Move the shirt along so that all areas are ironed up to the seams.
Step 7: Button strip and front
Press the button strip, and iron alongside the front of the shirt. Now the button hole side, ironing carefully over the pocket.
Step 8: Collar
Re-press the fold in the collar.
Step 9: Hang it up
Hang the shirt up with at least the two top buttons done up to avoid creasing in the wardrobe, but of course doing up all the buttons is the 'proper' way.
There you go ladies and gentlemen... wear your shirt with pride.
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