What do you do when you have a wool jersey top that’s too big? Get sick and have a loving husband accidentally throw it into the wash because you’re too out of it to tell him otherwise.
My sewy friend Linda helped me put in shoulder pleats to bring in the shoulder on this Burda top. I’m really sad I didn’t get a picture of it before it got thrown into the wash because it definitely was an improvement from the original fit, and the wool was so pretty. Now it is fitted well, but sadly the original texture of the wool was a bit compromised. Also, that awesome felty feel and resulting lengthwise shrinkage makes it totally necessary to wear an undershirt to avoid exposure and cut down on skin irritation–something that wouldn’t be that big of a deal if it wasn’t so fitted. Since this is not the first time (and hey, I’ve shrunk plenty of sweaters myself) that the laundry ate my wool, we’re going to have to put up a bag for items that need special care in our closet.
The upside of the shrunken state of the sweater is that you can see the cute details of my jeans. Theoretically with the length issue, a skirt is probably a better pairing for it, but the only one that I can think of that would work is grey.
Readers, how do you avoid laundry disasters?