Today’s project in progress comes with a public service announcement.
PRE-WASH YOUR FABRICS.
Yes, I know. We’re all told this from day one and this is hardly new or revolutionizing information.
But somehow it turned into one of those things that sometimes ends up on the “I’m too lazy, I’ll just skip it” list, along with making muslins and ironing after each step. *guilty*
And before this, I never ever had a shrinking problem. If anything, I usually made things a bit loose and then once they went through the washer they’d fit perfectly. So of couse, I got cocky.
And then my washing machine ate my favorite dress. 🙁 Well, technically by ate, I mean shrank to the size of a tunic. Whoops.
So now I’m being good. I’ve washed my fabric and I’m starting over on this one. Luckily it was pretty simple and I managed to find more of nearly the same fabric. Phew.
Anyway, if you’re not pre-washing your fabrics, you probably should.