Friday, January 18, 2013

A-1 jeans, series two, update

Finally washed these after a bunch of machine oil spilled on the legs.  Knew I should have hand-washed them but took 'em to the laundromat anyway.  Washed cold and they shrank about an inch all around - too small to wear now.








4 comments:

  1. Bummer about not fitting no more.

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    1. yeah, they were just starting to break in.

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  2. Don't your patterns have shrinkage added to them, so that when you're finished sewing they are bigger, but shrink to fit after washing and drying? Or, you can wash and dry 3 yds., then cut and sew, but with a no shrinkage added pattern.

    John Yingling

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  3. Hello John, Great question! Since I prefer jeans to start out dark, stiff, and starchy I don't pre-wash the fabric. If one doesn't plan on washing a pair of these then they can order their true waist size and know that it'll fit well right from the beginning. If they plan on washing them then I would suggest buying a size larger.

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