Sunday, June 23, 2013

Lessons learned this week.....Prewash knits

Preshrink your fabrics if you intend to wash them even the knits.... remember the Escada print?

Before
100% cotton interlock
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After
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It shrunk 4", (can anyone else see the cage on the dressform?) so it is unwearable as a dress, could be a bathing suit cover up now, but I really like the print it will make a nice long t-shirt.  I just have to shorten the hem.  It's also more fitted now, but remember I cut it with this in mind, and the print hasn't faded a bit, which is more important, you know that piece that I chop off will not go to waste.

Also a great pair of navy striped ponte knit pants have shrunk about the same 4".   I can still wear them but I preferred them longer.

Rayon/Poly/Spandex Ponte Knit
McCalls 6571 pant



Also don't feel too badly for me, I found some lovely pieces at a nearby thrift store and after alterations they are FABULOUS (if not a bit preppy) those I'll show you all this week!!

Here is my first item...might have to make a few of these.
I had to raise the shoulders to get the wrap to sit at the right spot.

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Hope you are enjoying your Sunday.
Waiting for bra supplies has made me very productive.

2 comments:

Carolyn (cmarie12) said...

It will be a cute tunic top or if you cut it off a nice tee but let's hope that it doesn't shrink anymore!!!

ELMO said...

I just hope people who purchased it will see this post and prewash. I may not use the dryer anymore just in case lol.