You know that red skirt from the last post? I wore it on the first day of school, it looked great, fit perfectly, got lots of compliments, and then I washed it yesterday and it shrunk 2 inches in each direction. It's shorter and no longer fits in the waist even remotely.
What really sucks is that I was almost sure that the fabric was 100% cotton and I preshrunk it before sewing it. ARGH. Oh well, you win some, you lose some, and at least I know exactly how to usee this pattern the next time.