Unshrink Your Clothes

By Thursday, July 21, 2016

Last week I was rifling through the clean laundry looking for my favourite pair of workout shorts when I came across one of my dresses. Wizzy had fired a load of clothes in dryer, which is greatly encouraged around here. Unfortunately, in this instance, he threw my dress in the dryer. When I held the garment up before me to assess the situation, it was easy to see – he shrank the fucker.

I had bought the dress only this spring. It was a relatively new addition to my wardrobe, it had a lot more wear left in it. Immediately I began to suspect sabotage. When I wore said item for the first time I could see in Wizzy’s eyes he was not overly impressed with the look:

Me: Hey, what do you think of my new dress?

Wizz: Umm. Pause as he checked me out – It’s fine.

Me: That’s great, really positive, thanks.

Wizz: I just don’t understand why you always want to look like you’re wearing a paper bag? Why don’t you like wearing things that show your figure?

Me: Because I like to overeat and not have to deal with the ramifications of overeating. This dress is comfortable. Why do I have to live my daily life in tight shit? It’s not fun.

Wizz: Okay, great, wear it. It’s so librarian chic.

Obviously I kept the dress. However, every time I wore it, and it has seen some serious action in the last month, I could see him judging me and my “paper bag”. Fast forward to last week and my poor dress ended up in the dryer; the outcome of which was the liner extending well below the outer layer.

Somewhat serendipitously, while scrolling Pinterest later that day, I came across this, how to unshrink your clothes in 3 easy steps!

Leigh&Meg - How to Unshrink Your Clothes

I left my dress in the sink for about 30 minutes, stretched it out, rewashed it and hung it to dry.

Leigh&Meg - Unshrink your Clothes

It’s now right where it belongs, back in rotation, awaiting Wizzy’s disapproving glare.

To laundry hacks!


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