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to pre-shrink or not to pre-shrink?
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Date: 3/24/12 12:43 PM

Hi: I'm making a jacket out of Butterick 5533 out of corduroy (which I have preshrunk), and purchased some kashi flannel backed lining to line it with. I can't find the care instructions for the lining fabric. My hope would be that I be able to launder the finished jacket at home without the expense of dry-cleaning. To do that, I probably need to pre-shrink the lining as well as the corduroy. Will preshrinking the lining totally wreck the fabric? Should I resign myself to having to dry-clean the finished jacket?

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Date: 3/24/12 2:59 PM

the only way to know is to wash a swatch and see how it comes out.

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Date: 3/24/12 3:52 PM

Better to find out now....I think garments with that lining are dry-cleaned in general. That's a lot of "stuff" to hand launder. But who knows?

Can you do a zip out lining similar to a London Fog raincoat?

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Date: 3/24/12 5:33 PM

If you saw that lining fabric at Joanns Fabrics, maybe it's the kind of it I have been seeing there for years. It does look nice, to me too, but they wish you not to wash it. I did look at the fabric content on the bolts of it there before, and it's not supposed to be washable. As in they do not say machine wash warm, or hand wash cold or anything like that on it. I can't remember if it actually said Dry Clean only or not (but it might have) and was just blank there or not. But, I think just even looking at bolt end paper, it may have had some or a a whole bunch of acetate in it.

So that is why I thought it probably had no washing instructions. So even though I really liked the hand and drape of it, I pass it by. I'm working only on memory here though, so if you want to know fabric content for real, do go down to a Joann's Fabric store, find some and actually look at the bolt end. They seem to keep it in stock there, pretty much always.

My thoughts on corduroy, unless you really want to dry clean it, you are going to want to be able to toss it in a clothes dryer. After it goes though the wringer in your washing machine. As all that pile on it, really holds the water and way too heavy to try to "wring out" by hand. Also you sort of "need" the heat and clothes dryer to fluff it up again after washing or it's going to be kind of stiff and mashed down, and you might not like it very much. So even though I like hand washing some stuff, I don't like hand washing corduroy at all.

So you could toss a piece of that flannel backed lining into the washing machine and dryer, or hand wash it and see what happens. My guess is it would maybe shrink up a lot, and get all stiff and wrinkled though. Also because of the long floating satin weave of it, unless you finished off all cut edges of it, going though the washer, I think it's going to fray a whole lot, and you might even loose your seams.

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Date: 3/24/12 6:22 PM

I have machine washed and dried my kasha lining (NOT purchased at JoAnns) and while it did shrink a little bit, it did fine in both the washer and dryer.

If I remember correctly, I washed a strip 8" wide by the width of the fabric first to check the effects and then washed and dried a 4.5 metre piece. It has been sewn into a winter coat (fleece with a nylon ripstop interlining and then the kasha Review here) and the coat has been washed by machine and hung to dry once since I made it and turned out great.

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Date: 3/24/12 7:31 PM

I washed and dried in the dryer my kasha lining from Fabricland, and have done so with at least 4 different pieces. I'm not sure about shrinkage, but it would have been minimal since it wasn't noticeable to me, and the lining looked and felt great, though perhaps slightly softer .

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Date: 3/24/12 8:48 PM

Thanks to everyone's advice. The lining was from Fabricland, where given the amount of dust on it, I suspect it had been sitting for quite sometime. I did a test run of a square of it in with the laundry. It shrank a bit in length, but not noticeably in width. More importantly, it did not wrinkle a lot, and remained soft. So I put the full 2.5m piece in with the next load of laundry, and ran it through the washer and dryer. It reacted the same as the smaller piece. Hopefully it doesn't continue to shrink, but I think it will be ok. Whether I end up washing the final jacket remains to be seen, but at least it shouldn't shrink if I do. Thanks.

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Date: 3/24/12 8:54 PM

I just read your review. Your coat looks great. Like one of the commentators, I shied away from using polar fleece for a winter coat as I worried it wouldn't keep me warm enough, but if it keeps you warm in Manitoba, it'll be fine for Ontario. A brilliant idea to use the nylon as an interlining. I suspect that makes a world of difference. I will be copying your coat next fall.

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