So, I am doing laundry, and finding once again that there is a reason I only wear certain items once in a blue moon- they look great when I wear them, but when I wash them, they come out with every hem folded back on itself. Even items that come out otherwise smooth have completely flipped-up hems, which then require me to :shudder: iron
them in order to restore them to wearability. Even weirder, the fold isn't anywhere in the fold comprising the hem itself, it is usually just above the seam line, as if the tiny amount of fabric above the seam is somehow super-repulsive to the main fabric or something.
Why do the hems on some items do this when other (seemingly identical) hems do not? Is it something I can avoid through careful construction on items I create? Some trick to washing or drying or wearing that will prevent items that have this tendency from actually doing this? It is ridiculous to have to iron things like skorts and jean shorts just because of the seams doing this- they are supposed to be fun, easy-wear items! I am hoping there is some solution that will make it easier to keep certain items in high rotation instead of treating them almost like my dry-clean items.
Thanks in advance for all advice!