Saturday, 15 May 2010
Caring for your Plissé Scarves
I have watched the SAs in Hermès fold plissé scarves into their little round boxes several times and I think I have the "knack" now! A few people have asked me what to do when the pleats come apart a little - my suggestion is to wrap the scarves carefully like the Hermès SAs and pack them in their boxes the right way round so as to ensure the pleats are "compressed" into shape. For my plissé that came from an Ebay sale with no box I found that it was a tiny bit out of shape so I wrapped it around a water spray canister that was the right size and patted the scarf down as far as it would go, compressing the pleats, and this seems to have helped ease the pleats back.
If you have a box then here is my video "how to" of putting the scarf back in its box correctly. Start by taking the end of the scarf in your hand, held in place by your thumb. Then start to wind it around, carefully coaxing the pleats together whilst also trying to keep them flat. It looks a bit wide at the start of the video, but as the scarf is wound up and popped in the box, the pleats settle down into place. Hope this helps!