QUOTE(Phil Dixon @ Nov 20 2007, 10:31 PM)
Tip for today...
After spending a lot of money on a Nato issue flying jumper, read the wash label before putting it in the washing machine.
What a pity you're not talking to me Phil rescuing washing disaters has become a speciality. (made too many of them myself!)
Firstly has it shrunk?
Does it say reshape when wet?
Get jumper stick it a bowl of cold water overnight. Put in washing machine on short spin so you don't drench yourself for the next bit.
Pull the shoulders to the desired fit, gently mind you, you need to gently tease the fabric not rip it to shreds.
Then start on the sleeves. On a woman, yes the three-quarter length sleeve look is fine, but it doesn't quite work on a bloke. Insuring that the seams are straight. stretch the long fibres until they are long enough to get to your wrists
Ditto with the length tease the fibres until they are long enough
then dry flat. get some sort of airer you can jerry rig over the bath and just leave it be.
You may need to repeat this process as it may need another soake and tease out.
I hope this helps.
Alternatively pass it onto someone you know it now fits...but I think you still want it for yourself so have a go first. Cost to you nothing but elbow greese. Result happiness, and your beloved jumper back.
In future put this jumper on a wool wash at 30 with a detergent for delicates.
I maybe useless at every other aspect of house work. However one thing I can do is laundry - with the exception of ironing!