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Cotton shirt Stretching

naturlaut

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After comparing original measurements and actual measurements on a shirt (Thomas Mason Goldline fabric) that I've had for about 2 years, I found that it has stretched about 1/2" to 1". So instead of shrinking, it stretches. Is it normal?
 

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I have found that cotton stretches at stress points but bounces back after a wash/dry. Very interesting regarding your shirt.
 

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I noticed my jeans are quite tight when I first wear them after laundering, but after a few wears they become loose.

My cotton shirts shrunk at different rates, depending on the type of material.
 

Shirtmaven

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Cotton will stretch sometimes rather then shrinking.

Where did you notice the stretching?
Collar?
Sleeves?
body?

Which fabric was it?
A twill,royal oxford, or Broad cloth?

Carl
 

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