My luck has turned. Something I tried actually worked. A friend gave me a blouse. Kind of a peasanty kind of thing. Loose and flowing. But it was a bit too loose and flowing on me. So I looked at the care label, CAREfully noted that it said to wash in cold water and lat flat to dry. So what did I do? Washed it in hot water and threw it in the dryer. With much trepidation I took it out of the dryer and tried it on. Yeah! Yippee! Dance around a bit. It fits and I like it and perhaps, just perhaps, I'll wear it soon. Yeah baby.