do I really have to dry clean these?

drcindyJuly 26, 2012

I've noticed lately with a few pairs of dress pants I've purchased, that the tag says dry clean only when I wonder if that's really true. These pants are NOT lined, and the typical fabric combination is 58% cotton, 35% polyester, and the remaining is elastine, or maybe mostly polyester with some elastine. Do you think they'd do OK in the washer on the delicate cycle?

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Chemocurl zn5b/6a Indiana

I think they would be fine on cold water wash, and then hang to dry.

Sue

    Bookmark   July 26, 2012 at 2:09PM
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krissie55

Pants made of 58% cotton may shrink enough to make them too short for you.

You could wash in cold water, toss in dryer for 3-5 minutes (still damp), remove and stretch leg length by standing on both hems at same time and pulling upward.

The dryer will help reduce wrinkles and dampness allows for stretching.

    Bookmark   July 26, 2012 at 3:44PM
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