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post #5941 of 11694
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Originally Posted by Eustace Tilley View Post

Did you wash the LL linen prior to giving it to Geneva? If not, has the fabric shrunk meaningfully?

I wish I washed my LL linen prior to having it made up- there was shrinkage after hand washing/ line drying. Shrank about half an inch?
post #5942 of 11694
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Originally Posted by jerrybrowne View Post

I wish I washed my LL linen prior to having it made up- there was shrinkage after hand washing/ line drying. Shrank about half an inch?


Same here my shirt shrank as well after washing. I definitely advise to prewash the shirting beforehand.
post #5943 of 11694
Always prewash
post #5944 of 11694
That amnt of shrinkage would be fine - the shirt is kind of loose now.
post #5945 of 11694
They haves few other lengths of LL fabric for me, I got one made up first, will see how it wears/shrinks before having the others made up.
post #5946 of 11694
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Originally Posted by whnay. View Post

Always prewash

Where were you 2 months ago? wink.gif

Do you prewash all shirtings? My old shirtmaker used to take care of all of this for me. Unfortunately I had the LL linen and a couple of SG chambrays shrink.....
post #5947 of 11694
Some pre-Harrisons H. Lesser cloths for sale. Please see my sig below.
post #5948 of 11694
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Originally Posted by kolecho View Post

Some pre-Harrisons H. Lesser cloths for sale. Please see my sig below.

Do you have the fabric #s for the 16 oz?
post #5949 of 11694
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Originally Posted by jerrybrowne View Post

Where were you 2 months ago? wink.gif

Do you prewash all shirtings? My old shirtmaker used to take care of all of this for me. Unfortunately I had the LL linen and a couple of SG chambrays shrink.....

surprised whoever makes your shirts does not wash/sponge your fabrics, particularly stuff that they have not worked with before.
post #5950 of 11694
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Originally Posted by poorsod View Post

Do you have the fabric #s for the 16 oz?

Please see amended post.
post #5951 of 11694
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Originally Posted by unbelragazzo View Post

They haves few other lengths of LL fabric for me, I got one made up first, will see how it wears/shrinks before having the others made up.

 

Its always a good idea to wash anything that will be washed before its made up, so shirtings in cotton and linen although it would be worthwhile to wash trouser lengths in cotton corduroy, linen etc.    

 

Surprised to see so many got the LL shirting it must be making a mint for him.

post #5952 of 11694
I can't be bothered with such stuff. I usually have a bit of clearance built into my measurements for shrinkage. Some fabrics more than others. Basically open weaves tend to shrink more, so I get a little longer sleeves and such. I cold wash and hang dry all of my shirts so shrinkage is never that bad.
post #5953 of 11694
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

I can't be bothered with such stuff. I usually have a bit of clearance built into my measurements for shrinkage. Some fabrics more than others. Basically open weaves tend to shrink more, so I get a little longer sleeves and such. I cold wash and hang dry all of my shirts so shrinkage is never that bad.

 

Well you pays your money and takes your choice.  On average though you will pay a multiple of the fabric for the making up of the garment so a little effort expended at this stage could be well worth it.

post #5954 of 11694
This is some fabric I bought from a small factory in Chettinad, India. It's cotton, done on hand looms. It's been sitting in the linen closet for a while now and I should do something with it. I'm not sure there's anyone in town that does shirts. I could send them elsewhere, I guess, but would have to order a couple of other shirts first to get the sizing down. While this fabric probably does not have a great deal of monetary value, it has other value to me & I don't want to use it for sizing experiments.

post #5955 of 11694
It turns out that Simonnot Godard's voile is not their "new chambray." Their new chambray is their "new chambray." Check it out:

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Read more here: http://www.tweedinthecity.com/2013/04/03/this-is-not-the-chambray-youre-looking-for/
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