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Old 03-08-11, 08:14 AM
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Shrink a Skinsuit

Is this possible? In my infinite genius, when trying out the gear for next season, I only tried on the kit and not the skinsuit (guessing my size). Well, it looks like it's a little too big. Actually, it's the arms that are too big, the suit itself looks OK.

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I asked a question about shrinking bibs and was told since they materials are synthetic they wil not shrink


my skin suit fits me oddly because my chest is wide compared to my waist so I needed it sized to fit my torso but my waist is probably down to 31 inches and my chest is 42-43
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A decent tailor ought to be able to sort you out. Obviously, it would be cheaper/easier to alter if the arms are simply too long, versus "not fitted enough". Even then, it would be a fairly straightforward job.
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my sleeves are too long too. as a temp fix i just tuck the ends inside and try to smooth it as much as i can.

long term i'm actually thinking about getting small thumb holes sewn into them rather than trimming the length. so they'd extend to just past my knuckles and smooth out my front end a tiny bit.
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Eat more carrot cake. Then you don't need to worry about shrinking the suit.
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The only synthetic I've ever heard would shrink were the early polypropylene underwear items.
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Originally Posted by knowledgdropper
A decent tailor ought to be able to sort you out. Obviously, it would be cheaper/easier to alter if the arms are simply too long, versus "not fitted enough". Even then, it would be a fairly straightforward job.
Bingo. The local Iranian women worked magic on my repairing my suit after I threw it on a lit candle. Split a seam, pulled material tighter and double-stitched it up for $8 bucks.
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