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Help, all my clothes have shrunk 🥴

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Oldernewgranny Sun 07-Jun-20 10:53:32

Has anyone else got the same problem as me? I think I have a problem with my washing machine 😉
Or do you think it might be all the baking I’m doing and no-one other than hubby to share it with. Or perhaps it’s all the rubbish I’m adding to my online shopping list!!
So when they say have you turned into a Hunk or a Drunk or a Chunk, no guesses for me 🐖🤣
Take care everyone, Weight Watchers here I come (after lockdown of course) x

Jane10 Sun 07-Jun-20 11:05:31

What an amazing coincidence - my clothes seem to have shrunk too. I can't think what's happened. 🍩🍨🍰🍷

GardeningGrandma Sun 07-Jun-20 17:25:17

I'm thinking the same, my washing machine is shrinking my clothes. At first I thought it might be because my 5 a day now consists of biscuits, cake, chocolate, cheese and bacon sandwiches. A good all round diet. Unfortunately it's me that's now all round.

lemongrove Sun 07-Jun-20 17:29:47

Mine too! Could this be a Chinese conspiracy, they are now able to connect to our washing machines and very cleverly shrink only our clothes! I must write at once to Mr Johnson or Mr Blackford ......they will understand as I think that they have the same problems.🤪

AGAA4 Sun 07-Jun-20 17:30:08

Have we all got the same washing machine? I am sure my tightening waistband is down to it and not all the chocolate I have been eating.

Cs783 Sun 07-Jun-20 17:34:47

Thanks for the laughs ladies grin Great messages

Coolgran65 Sun 07-Jun-20 17:43:29

I've given up waistbands. It's elastic do for me 👍

midgey Sun 07-Jun-20 18:46:54

Ooh elastic waistbands are the way to perdition! Weight watchers is on line now......going to join any!

Grannynannywanny Sun 07-Jun-20 18:54:38


Scentia Sun 07-Jun-20 22:00:59

I was just going to post a new thread about this very same thing😂. I put a dress on today and it had shrunk, I haven’t weighed myself in years do I bought some batteries for my bathroom scales and, well would you believe it, they haven’t shrunk I have grown. A full 11lb and I have absolutely no idea when that happened😂
I must get back into a healthy lifestyle right now as I have just got all my summer things out and I have some lovely dresses!!

Evie64 Sun 07-Jun-20 22:13:35

Well, I don't think it's the washing machines at fault here, it's the wardrobes! My wardrobe contains some clothes that I've perhaps worn for a couple of hours and then put back to get another wear out them, trousers for instance, but they have shrunk!? However, on the bright side, it doesn't matter how much you eat, your earrings will still fit grin

JoyBloggs Sun 07-Jun-20 22:33:33

My clothes have shrunk dramatically over the past few weeks too. It happened gradually and I decided I must have a faulty bottle of Persil liquid. Should I request compensation? I'm having to stand up all day as it is now quite impossible to sit down in my jeans.

Oldernewgranny Sun 07-Jun-20 23:15:39

Well I’m glad I’m not alone ladies. I’ve had quite a chuckle at your replies, please keep them coming 😀