Honey I shrunk the jeans!
October 23, 2008 6:19 PM Subscribe
How can I stretch my jeans that shrunk after I washed them?
posted by bitteroldman to Clothing, Beauty, & Fashion (13 answers total)
So I bought 2 pairs of jeans and was told by several people to buy them a size smaller because they will eventually stretch. Fine.
So I wear them, tolerating the discomfort, knowing that in a while, they will feel just right!
I put them in the wash. Wash in cold. Since hot water might shrink them... Hang them to dry, since the dryer might shrink them...
Put them on - I can barely get them over my a$$.
To make matters worse, the legs are now shorter than when I bought them so I look like a total dork with pants that are too tight and too short.
Am I screwed? What if I keep them in the bathroom while I shower - will the steam have any kind of effect?
What future precautions must I take to prevent this from happening again?