Bummer about not fitting no more.
yeah, they were just starting to break in.
Don't your patterns have shrinkage added to them, so that when you're finished sewing they are bigger, but shrink to fit after washing and drying? Or, you can wash and dry 3 yds., then cut and sew, but with a no shrinkage added pattern. John Yingling
Hello John, Great question! Since I prefer jeans to start out dark, stiff, and starchy I don't pre-wash the fabric. If one doesn't plan on washing a pair of these then they can order their true waist size and know that it'll fit well right from the beginning. If they plan on washing them then I would suggest buying a size larger.