|In her infancy, soon after construction.|
|Performing well during Me Made May 14|
|After her makeover...a new lease of life|
And then tragedy struck...and it's all my fault. I decided to wash my skirt in the washing machine. I used cold water and special wool wash detergent but sadly this is the result:
|Skirt after washing|
I am shocked at how much this skirt has shrunk. You can see how far the lining is hanging below the hem of the skirt.
I prewashed this fabric (unknown fibre content) before construction to avoid a shrinkage problem. When I washed it the first time after construction it shrunk, which I blogged about in my original post, and I fixed the problem by turning up the hem lining again. I didn't think it would continue to shrink with each wash, especially not at this alarming rate.
|Close up of the accident.|
I am particularly upset by this tragic event because I have only recently invested quite a bit of time and effort into this skirt, replacing all the buttons. I think I will salvage the buttons and dispose of the remains in the rubbish bin. At least I have some photos to keep the memories alive.
Has anyone else had a shrinking tragedy?