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baby sleep suits/all in ones.
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Date: 8/4/13 4:56 AM

I've got a pattern for baby lapped tees, pants, gown, and an all in one.

The pattern calls for cotton interlock, but I am finding that so hard to find here in New Zealand, unless it's plain, but I want some fun prints as well, considering it's for baby. I've looked on etsy, and the price will work out almost $30 a metre which is a lot really for one all in one or the likes
Would you use jersey knit? I think the interlock is a bit more stable? But jersey is generally quite a bit softer isnt it, and there's a lot more prints available.

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Date: 8/4/13 7:44 AM

Interlock knit is more stable, and higher quality cotton (long staple) will last longer. Interlock is essentially a doubleknit, the same on both sides. Jersey will often have a "softer" feel because it is the single layer, knit on one side (the right side) and the "purl" on the reverse. Interlock doesn't curl up like jersey does when cut. I always tried to use interlock when I was making baby clothes. Even though they don't stay little long, those little shirts, pants and gowns get a LOT of washing. HTH!
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Date: 8/4/13 3:55 PM

thanksit does. guess I shall keep on the hunt for affordable interlockmakes sense the way you've explained it :)

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Date: 8/4/13 4:27 PM

I vote to try the jersey as I am sure it will be fine-just try it and see how you like it. They do grow up fast and will not be in the clothes that long.

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Date: 8/4/13 5:02 PM

If you can't find something in a fabric store you want, (cotton interlock printed fabric) in a baby print you want, if you go to a "baby store" instead, were they sell pre-made up things for babies, you can often get all sorts of single layer baby blankets and wraps and such, out of printed cotton knit. They would be just maybe 1/2 yard of cotton knit or so, and either bound off or edges turned under and stitched. You can just cut them up, and make stuff out of them. They don't need to stay a blanket or wrap instead at all.

You could just always consider them a fabric source, instead of even fabric by the yard, taken off a bolt. Also when bolt fabric starts to get real pricey, and all those blankets and wraps may be marked way down for sale in the stores, they probably are a good "alternative" fabric source for it even.

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Date: 8/5/13 5:17 AM

brilliant idea, I'll keep that in mind!
Most places sell the cotton knit blankets for around $25-$30, but if all else fails it's a great idea! Thanks!!

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Date: 8/6/13 6:59 PM

I just managed to find a couple of interlock blankets 80x100cm for $16.99, so thats an awesome bargain and I should get a couple of items out of them.

So what a fabulous suggestion, thank you!

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