As so many of you were kind enough to read and comment on the post ‘My New Fluffy Gown’, I thought you might like to hear about a sad event concerning this cosy wraparound item of clothing.
As you know, I was exceptionally pleased with this gift, and was soon wearing it at all times. It then dawned on me that it needed a wash. It was so comfortable, it was all too easy to overlook how many days I had been wearing it. I popped it into the machine with some other items, and waited patiently for the cycle to complete.
Impatience on my part gave rise to carelessness. Wanting to be able to wear it again that evening, I loaded it into the tumble drier, neglecting to check the label correctly. When all the stuff was dry, I put it away, and later that evening, happily donned my new gown, anticipating comfort and contentment.
DISASTER! It had shrunk. A look at the label showed me that it was not suitable for tumble drying. How stupid of me, to make such a basic laundry error.
It does still fit me, and it is still warm and cosy. But the reduction in size has reduced the all-important ‘snuggle factor’, and I am no longer able to completely wrap it around my legs, as I type this. So dear readers, be warned. If you have a special item of clothing that is expensive or impossible to replace, take great care with it.
And always read the labels.