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Date: 9/22/06 3:32 PM

I just noticed that fabric.com (nayy) has some sophia knit. I think we've talked about this fabric before, is it nice to work with?
They also got in a few colors of wool doubleknit.
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Date: 9/22/06 4:12 PM

I have literally just returned from my local independent fabric store where I fondled some of this stuff. It is quite nice, but not too different from the ponte knit that JoAnns carries. I notice that fabric.com has several colors, though.

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Date: 9/22/06 8:21 PM

I just fondled some of this Sohpia at a local independent too. It was deliciously soft and seemed like it would be a dream to sew with and wear. I see the fabric.com sophia knits are polyester/rayon/lycra. I could swear that the one I saw was 90 percent rayon and 10 lycra and probably lighter weight. Maybe it was en earlier incarnation of the same fabric. It was on a Logantex bolt and the independent store guy has a funny mix of ancient and new fabrics.

ETA This was in Charlottesville in case you are near there.
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Date: 9/22/06 9:38 PM

It sounds like the same (or at least similar) stuff that I was surprised to find recently at Hancock's. 60" wide, crosswise stretch, drapey, pleasant to touch and stable enough to be easy to work with. Bev/BjP found it at her Hancock's, too, but we agreed that the color selection there left a little to be desired - like colors we really wanted and needed.

Bev and I have both washed the yardage we bought and think it came out of the dryer looking just great. The fiber content on that Sophia knit looks the same, but fabric.com has some colors I'd like to have.

So thanks a whole bunch to Izzie for alerting me to the Sophia knit. Visa is very grateful to you; DH...not so much.

I'm off to let Bev know what Izzie found.

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Date: 9/22/06 9:55 PM

Oh yes, Karla, thanks so very much for directing my attention to this! I love this stuff and am thrilled to see some "regular" colors that will look great for fall. What do you think you will order? I'm lovin' the plum but might have to get a couple other colors just in case I don't find it again. I bought a dark moss green at Hancock's.

I'd better go order while the selection is still good!

ETA: Thanks, Izzie, for posting the great find!


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Date: 9/22/06 10:43 PM

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What do you think you will order?


Cinnamon. I'm very proud of myself for my semi-self-control. Only one color.

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Date: 9/22/06 10:59 PM

I also was considering the cinnamon, since I don't have a thing that color. And because I love the sound of that word. And because many years ago when I was in Okinawa I had a great little dog named that. I think that's three good reasons to pop it into my shopping cart along with the plum....

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Date: 9/23/06 1:48 AM

Does anyone know how different this is from the Stretch Cotton Blend Double knit fabric that fabric.com carries (other than a slightly different content and fall colors)?

Stretch cotton blend

Does anyone have some of both or will I be forced to buy both just to see for myself?

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Date: 9/23/06 5:50 AM

Jen, I think the cotton/poly doubleknit that they carry is Juliette, or something very much like it. Juliette feels very nice, too. It's a little denser and a little less drapey than the poly/rayon/lycra. I like the Juliette for sporty separates; the Sophia is suitable for patterns with flair or fullness in the skirt, soft cowls, etc.

What do you think, Bev?

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The King will reply, 'I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me.'



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Date: 9/23/06 8:17 AM

Anyone know whether this stuff (sophia) has less tendency to pill after a number of washes?

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