As our pregnancy has progressed, my frugile (somewhat tightwad'ish) self has stayed in my normal jeans. You know...the ones with buttons and zippers...aka uncomfortable city!
This past weekend I finally broke down and bought a pair of maternity jeans. I tried them on and was in love...and even better still, they were on SALE! (Not a FABULOUS, look at this great deal sale...but still not full price.) YAY me! Right????
Well, the label said that due to the indigo dye, the jeans needed to be washed 3-4 times prior to wear or the dye could rub off on light colored clothing or upholstery. So like a good little girl, I washed them 3 times prior to wearing them.
Sunday morning they are ready to wear to church. They are MUCH more comfortable than normal pants and look pretty good. I'm a happy girl.
We are about 5 minutes into our drive to church when it starts...I'm ITCHING! Not just a little bit, but like I have just been covered by itching powder from my knees to the top of my ribs! What in the world?!
(Now, to be fair, I have a history of sensitive skin...it is what it is, but normally if I stay away from wool, rabbits hair and the like, I am okay. These pants are made of cotton and spandex. I've never had a problem with spandex...I'm an 80's child, you know we all wore it at one time or another. And Me and Cotton have a GREAT relationship. Why is it turning on me now!?)
I think to myself that it is just because I missed the ONE extra magical wash...I should have done 4 instead of 3. Silly me. So after church I went home with my little illusion that the one extra wash will do the trick, and I will have nice, comfy, non-itchy pants to wear to work come Monday..YAY! Right.
I put them on for work and all seems well. (Yes, I am very fortunate that I work in a place that allows jeans...and it is awesome!) I sit down in my car to drive to work. The itching doesn't start at 5 minutes...woohoo! I was right! It WAS the magical 4th washing that did the trick!
THEN about 10 minutes into my drive it starts. I groan...it is going to be a LONG MONDAY! Ugh.
I spend a MISERABLE day at work praying for the quick filling of my bladder, so that I would have a legitimate excuse to go to the bathroom where I could scratch my legs like a maniac where no one can see me. Pretty picture huh. :)
So I go home and wash them yet AGAIN Monday night, hang to dry and wear Tuesday. It was the same old story. I put them on, they feel a teeny bit better at first, but then torture me the rest of the day.
So I go home and wash them for the SIXTH time Tuesday night, but give my legs a break on Wednesday...a girl can only take so much itching.
I'm hopeful (stupidly it seems!) that Thursday will be the day that I can wear my new jeans without wanting to have extreme claws to scratch my legs off. Wrong again! *Sniff* I can't take the itching! (My finger tips are literally being dyed blue from scratching so much!)
If ANYONE has a tip for making these wonderful, fits-me-well, look really nice, expensive (for me anyway), horribly itchy jeans NOT itchy...PLEASE share! I am desperate. I don't think repeated washing is going to cut it! And I hate to think that I wasted that money! Ugh!