The fabulous Sandy sent me an email about a new pair of jeans she just bought. But, she had a small problem… literally. The jeans were just a size too small.
While Sandy may have decided to buy a different size, I do have a few tips for those of you who are going through the same issues! Here’s a bit of the email she sent:
I bought a pair of Dylan George jeans from Blue Heaven Boutique (lord they ship fast!), size 27. They are a great length (no need to hem, yeay!), have a very nice rise in front and back, they are an awesome dark wash, and they are a very snug fit.
Will they eventually stretch out? I’m thinking my tts is a 27.5, because of what’s going on in the rear end and my upper thighs. That, and I have 36″ hips, and with P90X my butt is lifting a wee bit, and I’m not losing inches anymore - my hip bones stick out, so there you have it. I can button them ok, but I didn’t try sitting in them or doing squats or anything – I was hoping they would stretch somewhat, give me some room to breathe when I’m sitting.
One of the best (and unorthodox) ways to stretch your jeans and get them to fit is a bit silly. Here’s how you do it in four easy steps:
1. Run a warm bath, and fill it up to the top.
2. Get your jeans on.
3. Get in the bath. Yes, with your jeans ON.
4. Sit, stretch. Let the water do its magic.
I know, it sounds crazy. It does… but it WORKS. Maybe one of these days I’ll photograph/videotape my trip of denim stretching. This does work best for raw denim, but can be used with many different cotton blends. Oh, and make sure NOT to pull them by the belt loops. They’re not meant for that, and they’ll tear. Not a good look.
What are your tips for stretching out your jeans, or making sure that a slightly small pair fits perfectly? Share them with us!