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You have done an amazing job, the trousers look so professional. And i wouldn’t sweat about the waist band, looks fine to me. Loving the fabric too. Can you please tell me if the that fabric is machine washable?
According to Cloth House, who I bought the fabric from, it is dry clean only. Wool tends to shrink like mad and sometimes needs to be pre-treated twice before sewing, which I did not do for these trousers because honestly I was being lazy! So when these trousers get dirty I’m going to resort to very gentle low temperature hand washing, or even just gentle sponging to remove dirt. Most machine wool cycles are fine for dry clean only fabrics, but when in doubt run a test swatch through the machine first!
These are amazing, well done you!
Thank you! xx
Loving that fabric, well done! x
Thank you! I really love working with wool fabrics like this.
Thanks so much for the review and making up of these Strides – am encouraged and will start, pronto.
Am having trouble with the pockets. Wonder if there are revisions of the patterns? The linings are different sizes? Or perhaps I am doing it wrong 🙁
Hmmm – I’d suggest getting in touch with Merchant and Mills directly and asking! I’ve chatted to them about the fit of their patterns before and suitable fabrics, and the team were really helpful!