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#1 happygurl06

Posted 07 January 2013 - 09:59 AM

I have a pair of denim shorts that are the perfect shape but have lost weight and they now keep falling down.

I have searched for another pair but nothing else looks good/wrong shape, length ect.

I have tried hot cycle on the dryer but they fit for 30 mins then stretch out again.  

Any tips?

#2 Escapin

Posted 07 January 2013 - 10:28 AM

You could have them taken in? Not sure you'll be able to get them to shrink permanently.

#3 RichardParker

Posted 07 January 2013 - 11:14 AM

Yes.  I grew a fat a*se.

#4 CountryFeral

Posted 07 January 2013 - 11:17 AM

You can't shrink denim - that is one of it's advantages!

You need to take them in at the side seams (if they have side seams?) or buy a belt.

#5 happygurl06

Posted 07 January 2013 - 12:02 PM

I hope not to grow my ass back!

I'm sure I accidentally shrunk a pair of jeans once... Maybe it was my obsession with Doritos and big m iced coffee instead!

Hate belts, but that looks like my only option right now

#6 blueteddy

Posted 07 January 2013 - 12:12 PM

I have done it once - no idea how or why it happened, but I was so annoyed! They were awesome!

#7 Indi

Posted 07 January 2013 - 12:58 PM

Have you washed them in really hot water?  That's the only other thing I'd try but I don't like your chances of it being permanent.

#8 Soontobegran

Posted 07 January 2013 - 01:03 PM

Don't think it is possible permanently. They shrink in the wash but stretch as soon as they are on again.
I second having them taken in. original.gif

#9 Holidayromp

Posted 07 January 2013 - 01:03 PM

I thought it was putting them into boiling water would do it.  The old coppers were not too friendly when it came to washing jeans.   original.gif   So using the same principal boil them for a bit in a pot on the stove should do it.

#10 happygurl06

Posted 07 January 2013 - 01:40 PM

Looks like I'm cooking denim soup tonight!  If that doesn't work I might check at the alteration shop next time I'm in the area.

Thanks ladies!




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