new linen trousers -too long should I try and shrink in the dryer?

(13 Posts)
brimfull Thu 23-Apr-09 13:56:55

will they shrink all over??

charlotteolivia Thu 23-Apr-09 13:59:00

they will lose their shape probably. what does the lable say? just take them up instead to be on the safe side.

brimfull Thu 23-Apr-09 14:01:15

wash at 40
do not tumble dry

they are sooo long

wasabipeanut Thu 23-Apr-09 14:03:58

High risk. I'd be getting out my needle and thread.

Who am I kidding? I'd be taking them to the dry cleaners to be altered!

Hopefully Thu 23-Apr-09 14:04:40

I used that iron on hem stuff to take up the hem on mine. I think you're meant to sew over the top, but I didn't bother. I had to redo it once over the summer (of wearing them practically every day) when it wore out from too much washing, but still easier than actual sewing smile

brimfull Thu 23-Apr-09 14:05:06

yeh you're right,will bung in the wash first though

themoon66 Thu 23-Apr-09 14:08:18

Where did you buy them? I'm after some very long linen trousers (36 inside leg).

brimfull Thu 23-Apr-09 15:19:18


howtotellmum Thu 23-Apr-09 15:23:15

Just cut and hem....

AnyFucker Thu 23-Apr-09 19:33:53


you will never get the creases out if you tumble-dry 'em

Alibabaandthe40nappies Thu 23-Apr-09 19:35:49

How long? Can you just hem them or do they need a trim first?

Step away from the tumble dryer!!

brimfull Thu 23-Apr-09 19:46:01

I am washing them then I'll do the hemming tape .
Don't want to cut cut may have to.
Annoyingly I want them long enough to wear with high wedges but also low enough to wear with flip flops

decisions decisions!

Grammaticus Thu 23-Apr-09 19:54:15

Yes wash then hem - they always lose a bit of length IME.

Don't tumble them though, they'll never recover!

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