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From time to time denim brands such as J Brand, Paige and Citizens of Humanity give me jeans to wear as a uniform when I’m working on the shop floor at Liberty. I most always have a sizing dilemma due to being an apple body shape, my legs and derriere are half a size smaller than my waist. So the smaller size looks great but I feel uncomfortable around the waist. I would love to be able to stretch the waistband to feel half an inch more comfortable.
I’m sure whatever your body shape is, you too have a pair of jeans that sit in your closet not worn due to the waist or hips being too tight!
So I checked out if it was possible to really stretch jeans!
My findings were that Downy Wrinkle Releaser is just the ticket for stretching jeans a half a size, as it loosens the fibres. Normally used as a travel accessory, if you don’t have an iron handy.
So it could be possible that it could stretch out a waistband, right? I tried to hunt down this miracle worker but sadly it’s not sold in the UK and double the price to get it shipped over from the US. If you’re a US reader please try it for me and give me some feedback on how it worked for you!
On further investigation, I found that you can make your own wrinkle releaser by using fabric softener, warm water and a spray. So I’m putting it to the test on my latest pair of J Brand Houlihans that are an inch too tight on the waist.
Before starting this experiment the waist measured a 13.5 inch across.
So the jeans are now dry and they now measure 14.5 inches so an extra inch added to the waist was exactly what I needed! Perfect!