My question is how to shrink my capris, they are a size 14 and I wear a size 12.
Two things you can do-one is shrink them in the washer by using a hot wash (like the towels and bed linens cycle).
Put the pants on inside out and use safety pins to take them in where needed to achieve the fit you prefer. Then take the pants off and turn them right side out, try them on to be sure that's the right fit.
Next, baste where you've safety pin fitted the capri pants, remove the safety pins, and try them on again-still right? Great, now use a sewing machine to stitch over the basting.
(If not right, start from the beginning and try again. You may want to enlist the assistance of a friend to get the fit right)
If you don't have a sewing machine you can do the stitching by hand by taking much shorter stitches than the basting stitch you used to baste the alteration in with.
ThriftyFun is one of the longest running frugal living communities on the Internet. These are archives of older discussions.
Any suggestions on the best way to shrink a pair of capri pants that are approximately one size too large. They are 45% cotton/55% linen.