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Date: 1/29/13 8:13 PM

I decided to try my hand sewing with a knit fabric. But somehow,

I missed the lesson

that on a one-way stretch knit,

the stretch should go AROUND the body horizontally,

and not stretch up and down.



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Date: 1/29/13 9:20 PM

You aren't alone. I have made that error more than once..and iIm sure the honest ones of us here will 'fess up. There might be a few here who just haven't made that error yet.

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Date: 1/29/13 9:27 PM

That's a two way stretch fabric you used. If it stretches in all directions it is four way stretch.

I spent half of Sunday sewing a dress that is now in the trash. Luckily, I was able to claim it was just a muslin.

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Date: 1/29/13 9:56 PM

You guys are so kind to me.

The only upside to this is:

When I first tried the thing on, it was so TIGHT that I started to freak out thinking I REALLY must have packed on the pounds this holiday.

Right: two-way stretch. It stretches from selvedge to selvedge more than lengthwise. But what makes me nuts is: the pattern has it laid out wrong!

S'th'truth!

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Date: 1/29/13 10:09 PM

Always check the stretch, there are some knits that have more stretch lengthwise. It's not that common, but it does happen, ask me how I know, lol!

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Date: 1/29/13 10:15 PM

Donate to Goodwill. Someone may benefit and not know it was headed for the bin.

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Date: 1/29/13 10:19 PM

PattiAnn: Oh yes, absolutely I will! I'll still finish it and then donate it. I couldn't bear a TOTAL waste! And I just don't think I can suck my gut in for much more than 40 minutes at a time.






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Date: 1/29/13 10:47 PM

Or turn it into something else: lining for a tote bag, a reusable grocery bag, or panties, or ???.

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Date: 1/30/13 10:33 AM

Been there -- even after triple-checking.

It really helps to share, doesn't it?

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Date: 1/30/13 1:03 PM

Marjoriekh: it REALLY DOES help to share! I was very reluctant to post: I kept thinking, nobody wants to hear this stupid thing that I did. But I totally felt much better after hearing from others!

j.

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