Sometimes, and some days, you'll have unlucky moments, and that could happen anywhere.
While we don't have a remedy for every sad unforseen, we do have one for when your favorite sweater is the victim of one such moment.
The science behind your clothes (especially cotton, cashmere, mohair) shrinking in the dryer is complicated, but this is the short version; the material used is tensioned during fabrication of clothing, but heat in the dryer weakens tension and returns fabric to original size.
So back to unlucky day; you stepped out for a quick call, or didn't hear the timer ping, or just didn't pay attention, and now your favorite GAP or cashmere looks like you bought it from the baby shop.
Well, don't worry, just keep calm and smile, while following these very easy steps:
1) Fill up a tub or sink with moderately warm water, and add a generous helping of baby shampoo
Note! For wool sweaters, use Eucalan, Woolite, or just use a higher amount of shampoo, or hair conditioner.
2) Immerse the sweater in the water and let it
soak on its own for about 10 to 15 minutes.
3) Remove the clothing, and put immediately without squeezing in another bowl of lukewarm water.
4) Make the sweater damp, by laying it in a dry towel, and roll, let the towel soak up water from the sweater.
5) Get another dry towel, roll the damp sweater in it, and gently stretch. Lay the sweater flat and leave to dry.
There you go, your sweater is yours again. Easy
right? But if you don't believe us, check out this video by Linda Cobb, on "How to Fix Shrunken Sweaters"
Based on materials: womansday.com