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Edge treatment for ITY knit
Want to make a ruffle
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Date: 9/21/12 12:32 PM

I want to make a ruffle neck T like I keep seeing in RTW and I'd like to use ITY. Problem is this knit rolls on the edge so I can't leave it unfinished. Tried a lettuce edge and I'm not crazy about that. Any suggestions?

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Date: 9/21/12 12:44 PM

I've had good luck with a cover-stitch. You may need to use some wash away stabilizer to keep it flat while you stitch.

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Date: 9/21/12 1:01 PM

I don't have a coverstitch. I was thinking about a small hem using wash away wonder tape and the sewing machine.

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Date: 9/21/12 2:58 PM

You might want to look at some of these treatments for sheer, lightweight fabrics. They might be adaptable to your purposes, and an ordinary sewing machine is used.

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Date: 9/21/12 10:59 PM

try steam a seam light in 1/4 for a narrow hem

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Date: 9/22/12 10:53 AM

I just bought a ruffled blouse made with an ITY knit. The ruffle is unfinished and cut with a rotary blade, or that is how you would replicate that finish.
If it helps, the ruffle is cut on the non-stretchy side. (you would cut it out on the length and NOT on the cross width) Can you make a sample and see if it still curls?
Helen
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Date: 9/22/12 11:11 AM

Helen,

I keep cutting on the cross. Didn't think about cutting on the length!

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