There's nothing more frustrating than trying to squeeze into your favourite Levi jeans only to discover they're shrunk in the wash.
费尽气力想让自己穿上最爱的李维斯(Levi)牛仔裤,却发现裤子洗涤后缩水了,这可真让人沮丧。
But there's plenty of clever and simple ways you can revive your old jeans and bring them back to life.
但仍有许多巧妙简易的方法可修复陈旧牛仔裤使其“起死回生”。
From spraying jeans that are too tight with lukewarm water to sitting in a warm bath, we round up the genius ways you make your beloved jeans wearable again.
我们搜集了一些可使你心爱牛仔裤重焕活力的奇妙方法,包括用温开水喷洒过紧的牛仔裤和坐泡在温水浴池里等等。
IF JEANS ARE TOO BIG
情况一:牛仔裤太宽松
如何重新穿进最爱的牛仔裤 Wash them in hot water: This is the most straight-forward way of shrinking jeans that have become too baggy. Simply wash the pair of jeans on the hottest setting and remember not to use fabric softener for the best result.
用热水洗涤:这是最为简易的方法,可让宽松牛仔裤紧缩。只需将牛仔裤放入最滚烫的热水里清洗即可,切记最好不要使用织物软化剂。
Whack them in a tumble dryer on a hot setting: The best way to get your jeans super tight again is to pop them in a tumble dryer straight after the hot wash. Leaving them out to dry on a washing line won't have quite the same effect. Make sure you dry them on a hot setting so that fibres become constricted and snug.
用滚筒式干衣机热烘干:让牛仔裤再次弹性如初的最佳方法就是用热水洗涤之后立马放入滚筒式干衣机甩干。仅是将其挂在晾衣绳上自然风干很难有同等的效果。确保牛仔裤是热烘干,这样纤维方可变得紧缩合身。
Wear a thick layer underneath: Simple yet effective! Wearing thick tights or leggings under your jeans will make them feel snugger. The type of long johns you may wear skiing are ideal but this method is only effective in colder months.
在牛仔裤里穿一层厚厚打底裤:这个方法虽然简单粗暴但极为有效。在牛仔裤里穿厚紧身裤或厚打底裤可使得牛仔裤更合身。滑雪时所穿的长秋裤虽较为理想,但是这种方法只在较为寒冷的月份中较为有效。
Use chalk to trace them out: If you're feeling crafty and up to a bit of DIY, this method will work wonders. Simply turn the jeans inside out, flatten out each leg and lay a pair that fit on top, lining up the outer seam. Using a piece of chalk, draw a line exactly around the jeans onto the baggy pair then sew along the chalk line. Do this on the other leg, too, and you'll have a brand new pair of jeans to wear.
用粉笔标记:如果你心灵手巧又懂点DIY的话,那么这个办法会创造奇迹。只需把牛仔裤内侧外翻,把腿部部分摊平,再往上平铺另一条合身的牛仔裤,把裤子外缝拉平。用一根粉笔,沿着合身牛仔裤外围在宽松的牛仔裤上划线,然后顺着粉笔线进行缝纫,裤子腿部的另一边也如此操作,一条可穿的牛仔裤就诞生啦!
Sew elastic onto the waistband: If it's the waistband that's too loose rather than the legs themselves, simply sew a 6-inch piece of elastic onto the waistband at the back of the jeans. You can buy one in your local fabric store.
在裤腰缝条松紧带:如果牛仔裤只是裤头而不是裤腿太宽的话,只需在牛仔裤裤腰处内侧缝上六英寸长的松紧带即可。你可在街上的针织品店买到松紧带。
IF JEANS ARE TOO TIGHT
情况二:牛仔裤太紧了
如何重新穿进最爱的牛仔裤 Spray them with lukewarm water: If you can't squeeze into your favourite jeans after a week of overindulgence or the day after you've washed them, then this trick will work wonders in seconds. Simply lay the jeans out on the floor and spritz them with lukewarm water. Then literally stretch them out by placing your feet on the ends of then and pulling the other end with your hands.
在牛仔裤上喷洒温开水:如果自己胡吃海喝一周之后无法穿上最爱的牛仔裤或是洗完牛仔裤的第二天,使用这种方法可在短时间内奏效。只需把裤子平铺在地板上往裤子上喷洒温开水即可。然后双脚踩着牛仔裤的一端,手上拉着另一端进行拉伸。
Do some exercise: Pop your jeans on - if you can - and practice some yoga moves, stretches or simple lunges to stretch them out.
做运动:可能的话,穿上牛仔裤,做些瑜伽动作,伸展动作或简单的弓步伸展动作。
Sit in a warm bath: As bizarre as it may seem, make yourself a warm bath - ensuring the water isn't too hot - and sit in it; this will help loosen the fabric.
坐在温水浴池里:这方法也许有些奇怪,给自己放一缸水,确保水不会太热,然后坐泡在温水里,这可使纤维变松。
Remove the waistband: For a more permanent fix, rip the seams of your jeans 2-3 inches and cut out the waistband. Replace this section with a small piece of leather to expand it.
拆下裤腰带:沿着牛仔裤缝合处拆下二至三英寸的线,再剪掉一段裤腰带,用一小根皮带代替可使裤腰变大。