So I did it!!
I made a deal with an Honest to Goodness sponsor, the super deluxe online retailer CSN.
CSN has over 200 online stores that carry everything from martini shakers to tv stands and even, drum roll please, Sewing Stuff! And they let Me pick out something to give away to you, my wonderful readers!
After a long and thoughtful perusal, I settled on something that every seamstress wants, but only a few will allow themselves to purchase. The Hundred Dollar Iron!
"What?" You may ask yourself, "Why in the world would one want a Hundred Dollar Iron??"
Well, because next to your Sewing Machine, your iron is the most important garment construction tool Ever! and let me tell you, from my retail merchandising days, the better irons really work BETTER.
But you don't have to take it from me. I have included from White's Sewing Manual circa 1947 a step by step pressing guide/ tutorial, so now, with this valuable info, everyone is already a winner:
(Click to enlarge and print sweeties. You Know The Drill.)
I know you are now convinced that there IS room for improvement in your pressing life. You need more details on that fancy iron, doncha?
Well, here's the specs:
The improved steam glide and comfort of the DX-8860 provides a new level in professional ironing. With a new better design and higher quality, the DX-8860 delivers higher performance. Its polished stainless Steel Soleplate with advanced heatshield with extra large area and specially designed dimples and channels, provides better glide and easier ironing with less effort. Get the same amount of work done in less time and greater comfort with the extra long steam burst, and full comfort handle with ergonomic controls. The 100 percent covered soft touch handle provides comfort and a non-slip grip for precision ironing, while soft touch ergonomic controls buttons provide superior control. Features:
- Polished Stainless Steel Soleplate with Advanced Heatshield
- Extra Long Burst of Steam
- Anti-Drip System
- 3-Way Auto Shut-Off
- Self Clean System
- Variable Steam Adjusts for Right Amount of Steam for Every Fabric Type
- 1750 Watts
Okay, to enter leave a comment on this post. If you link back to this post in the next week you will be entered a second time. Let me know in your comment that you will be doing that, so I can find you easily. (Lazy, Sell-Out Betty...)
I will combine the two lists and use the Random Number generator to pick the winner on June 1st at 9:00 am PST.
Tell your friends, especially the ones with those tatty old thrift store irons.