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Lynn Rowe
you are a genius!
Georgia USA
Member since 7/20/08
Posts: 3698
Skill: Intermediate
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Date: 9/10/12 3:08 PM

I started on a t shirt a few days and the fabric just wouldn't behave.

It's a simple cotton knit - honestly suitable for child's dress. It wasn't expensive and I wanted to make a simple T just to enjoy the process and maybe have a wearable muslin (I'm sewing Burda 7828 for the first time).

The fabric just wouldn't lay right. The stripes were knitted on so I carefully cut on one of them across the grain and lined up that edge first. Next I tried to line up the lengthwise cut ends. The fabric bubbled and just looked like one hot mess.

Just like you taught us on the Knit Sew Along those ends had been cut (badly!)

I went outside and thread traced the grain down the middle. I folded on that line and smoothed the fabric flat. The cut ends are over 2 inches askew!

I folded back the top layer about an inch down the lengthwise grain. The stripes are perfectly aligned.

I haven't read that level of detail in instruction anywhere on how to deal with knit fabric. Like I said, you are a genius!


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Montana USA
Member since 1/18/12
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Date: 9/10/12 4:59 PM

Bravo, Lynn! You are indeed inspiring.

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