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bleeding jeans

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Valkyrie Sat 28-May-11 12:22:23

to expect colour fastness.
Having sought for jeans that fit around the waist whilst being wide enough to get over my bum, I finally thought I'd found the answer.
Magi Fit jeans from Marisota.
I washed them to see if they would shrink before I shortened them, the didn't, by the way, so I took a little bit off the legs and wore them yesterday.
They do fit wonderfully and, being stretchy, so easy to wear BUT by the end of the evening my hands were blue and so were my knickers. Fortunately I was sitting in a blue armchair so I don't know if I left a blue bumprint behind (no pun intended). Just as well I was not sitting on my daughter's cream coloured sofa.
I shall be writing to Marisota to complain - be interesting to see what they say.
So this is just a warning to all of you not to expect colour fastness from your new blue jeans.

nanafrancis Sat 28-May-11 12:29:28

Try soaking the jeans in a solution of salt. It should 'fix' the colour and stop it coming out.

harrigran Sat 28-May-11 19:13:21

Most companies warn that denim is not colourfast and there is a risk of dye transferrence. Shrinkage is often between 2 and 5% so you were lucky there.

HildaW Sat 28-May-11 20:49:30

Denim jeans have never been colourfast.....just be grateful they fit!

Doris Sun 29-May-11 20:47:33

Come on you lot - where's your sense of adventure - remember the days you lay in the bath to soak them and make them as tight as possible in the first place and needed to lie on the bathroom floor and use a pair of pliers to pull up the zip! What! - only me then? grin

harrigran Sun 29-May-11 23:34:00

Afraid so Doris ! I made stick insects look fat grin