Recently I cut and sewed a winter overcoat from a fabric called "Manteltuch" (?coat cloth?). It is made of 100% worsted wool. And it is heavy.
I ironed the fabric before cutting with a heavy iron with much steam. (But maybe I did not enough, because the fabric was heavy and 3.5 m long so the handling was tiresome).
I did the first fitting and prepared for second. To my surprise the fit was worser. It was so worse that I ripped it all and ironed it again flat. I layed the pattern again on. The fabric had shrunk about 0.75 cm in 36 cm width. Horror. Thanks God, I had enough inlays. I am left with small seam allowance but it fits.
All this ironing was not so good on the fabric - what do you do that the little fibers stand up again? I use a wet press cloth and my brush. Is there anything else I could do?