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Class Picnic Shorts

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    sasha @sasha

    I have made the class picnic shorts once before in chambray. I love them they are really cute but I did have to iron them. I was wondering if I made them in a denim with a little bit of stretch would I have to iron those? I’m trying for low maintenance staples. Not enough time in the day!

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    mkhs @mkhs

    Are you drying them in the dryer? I don’t have any desire to iron kids’ clothes, and find that air-drying leaves most woven fabrics wearable and avoids set-in wrinkles ( I usually just use a drying rack, not an outside clothesline). I’ve done the class picnic shorts in chambray & in lightweight twill with a bit of modal and have avoided ironing so far.

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    Sarvi @Sarvi

    I imagine that a fabric with a bit of stretch might be less prone to wrinkling, maybe try out a swatch and see how it behaves?

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    sasha @sasha

    I will try a swatch of the denim. Maybe the heavier weight fabric will do better. The waistband in the chambray shorts I made was a little “floppy”. I think that was the part I always felt obligated to iron. I can’t remember if it had interfacing in it or not. If it doesn’t I could add some.

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    Jennifer1568 @Jennifer1568

    I think fabric with a little polyester woven into it wrinkles less. Added the polyester impacts the texture, though. It doesn’t breathe as well. I think cheap quilting cotton wrinkles badly.

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    Nicole @motherof5

    I put a little extra interfacing in the front band of mine http://fiveandcounting-motherof5.blogspot.com.au/2012/08/a-short-tutorial-groan.html and make sure the elastic is as wide as the back casing. That seems to help the waistband stay smooth.

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