I was quite excited and went to work at pre-shrinking my fabric. I popped them both in the washing machine followed by a tumble in the dryer.
You'll never guess what happened.
Yup, the unthinkable.
The blue solid fabric faded and now it is not looking as appealing as it did before that tumble. Yikes.
I not quite as smitten with the match-up as I was prior to the pre-treatment. So, I'm pre-shrinking another hue of blue cotton fabric as I type.
Fingers crossed it will work out.
|Clockwise: The butterfly print, the faded cotton/linen, |
and the new blue.
Lesson learned: Add a 1/4 cup of vinegar to the pre-wash to avoid discolouring. And I knew this trick, I just got caught up in the excitement of starting a new project.