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Iron Heart Hacks...
« on: August 15, 2020, 02:38:01 pm »
Inspired by a chat with @Appfaff,  this thread is for sharing all the little tricks, tips and cheats that we use to get away with wearing great gear that doesn't always fit our bodies as we may like. Stupid bodies...

It could have to do with styling, shrinkage or stretch, sizing down or up or anything else. Tips for buttoning up XHS for the first time are always useful  :D 

Inspired by a recent period of weight gain, I devised a method for stretching waistbands:
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https://www.ironheart.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=14504.msg647900#msg647900

I know that @Appfaff has a few involving ironing shirts, and @Jett129 has his Shrinkmaster 3000.




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« Reply #1 on: August 15, 2020, 02:44:20 pm »
My “Ironing” Flannels Hack:

Ever had your partner accidentally dry your perfectly sized UHF?

Perhaps you got a spring weight flannel on the Marketplace for a song, but it’s a tad too small...

Well, whatever the reason, if you find that your IH flannel is a bit too small, here is how I’ve seen half-size increases in size.

Give the flannel a gentle wash in cold
Water and a hang dry.

Once it’s fully dry, turn the bad boy inside out, and iron (with steam!) on relatively high setting.

Ensure you are keeping the steam pumping throughout the ironing session.

Let the flannel hang dry on a hanger, and you will be able to bridge the gap on a “just barely fits” flannel.

**this works in flannels straight from IHUK as well, just skip the wash. Be careful not to iron a crease in the sleeves (unless that’s your thing)

You can also use this hack to shorten the sleeves by washing and drying and the shirt, and then only ironing the body, so that the body goes back near normal but the sleeves stay short.

Happy ironing!


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Re: Iron Heart Hacks...
« Reply #2 on: August 15, 2020, 06:31:28 pm »
Hacks we all can use. Just need to find a motivation hack now.


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« Reply #3 on: August 15, 2020, 06:58:55 pm »
Me not eating 30 days one a year fasting, loss of weight, give me chance to get back in small size clothes. Till I put weight back on again. That my hack.


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« Reply #4 on: August 15, 2020, 07:34:14 pm »
Me not eating 30 days one a year fasting, loss of weight, give me chance to get back in small size clothes. Till I put weight back on again. That my hack.


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« Reply #5 on: August 15, 2020, 07:57:21 pm »
Definitely look forward to eid but can’t eat much the stomach become a small ball by then. Take a little time to get back into eating.
Called it eating disorder, when it time to eat again.


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Re: Iron Heart Hacks...
« Reply #6 on: August 15, 2020, 08:28:35 pm »
Couple hacks of my own...

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« Reply #7 on: August 15, 2020, 08:39:37 pm »
Weights on the arm? Is that to make them longer.


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« Reply #8 on: August 15, 2020, 09:09:33 pm »
Couple hacks of my own...


Yes Mr. Stauffer! Confirms my suspicion that we are all hustling with our own little tricks. Is that all working for you?
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« Reply #9 on: August 15, 2020, 09:31:11 pm »
Yes!
I’ve done the waist stretch and the hem stretch both have made some size 32 heavyweight cargos work for me.

And yes, weights on the arms give me some longer arms - I’ve done this trick with some older UHFs as well as at the hem of the shirt for longer body length
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« Reply #10 on: August 15, 2020, 09:37:07 pm »
That’s a jack @neph93 right  ??? 2 ton capacity?  8)
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« Reply #11 on: August 15, 2020, 09:40:29 pm »
That’s a jack @neph93 right  ??? 2 ton capacity?  8)
Right on both counts, sir. Seemed like a good idea at the time
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« Reply #12 on: August 15, 2020, 10:07:18 pm »
Definitely is a good idea at time, I did the same with car jack


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« Reply #13 on: August 15, 2020, 10:07:18 pm »
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« Reply #14 on: August 16, 2020, 09:25:07 pm »
My Johnny Cash shirt fits almost perfectly, but when I bought it I did not sufficiently take shrinkage into account... And esp the sleeves can NOT get any shorter. So when it needed its first wash a few days ago, I did this...

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Worked like a charm - I even gained a centimeter and a half on the sleeves.

Only the clothes hanger gave up the ghost. Definitely a heavy shirt, that Johnny Cash.

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