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most pieces on cross grain?
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Date: 12/20/13 3:59 AM

I downloaded the Vlisco bomber jacket pattern (J0191) and it appears that most of the pieces are laid out on the cross grain. The lining pieces are on the lengthwise grain.

This company is from the Netherlands, and I am wondering if I might be misinterpreting the pattern layout.

Has anyone looked at this pattern?

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Date: 12/20/13 4:48 AM

I've never heard of this pattern company, but took a quick look at the pattern online. It does appear that much of the fashion side of this pattern is laid out on the cross grain. Is this designed for knit fabrics? I hope someone comes a long who knows more about this.

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Date: 12/21/13 9:24 PM

I looked and I don't think you are misinterpreting it, as looks that way to me too. But, I think it does not/may not really matter for it much if cut on the cross grain or the lengthwise probably. so I think you can also just do it any way you want to. Or even mix it up.

Or just anyway that it might make your particular print, go in a way that you might really like even.

It looks like the fabric width for that layout there is 50 inches wide. It could be on fabrics of that particular width, you you even get the jacket out of less fabric if you do it that way?

Those are pretty neat, look what they got the print doing on some of these:

http://www.ciaafrique.com/2012/10/fabulous-finds-vlisco-african-print.html

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Date: 12/22/13 4:03 AM

Wow, those are fabulous jackets! I have a red sweater knit wool blend that I plan to use, but after seeing those gorgeous prints, I'm tempted to do a second one in something more exciting.

beauturbo, thanks for that link. A nice treat for the eyes this morning.

Rose

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Date: 12/23/13 12:45 PM

Wow! Great looking fabrics! A Dutch company that designs African-inspired fabric? Are they available in the US? It looks like they are 100% cotton, wonder if they available in other
types of fabric ?

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Date: 3/6/14 5:15 PM

Vlisco is a Dutch company that sells it's fabrics mostly in West Africa. Their fabric is considered to be the top of the line in Wax, and if you shop on their site you will see how many patterns are available. Veritable wax means that the pattern is on both sides of the fabric. The thing to know is that because the brand is so revered (gifts of Vlisco are highly prized) that there are a ton of cheap knockoffs flooding sites like eBay and Etsy from China. Look closely at the prints - if the colours all overlapping and look messy, it's likely a copy as the real McCoy is high quality printing. Always check for the Vlisco name on the selvedges and stickers and any packaging shots (although of course, they know to use those to get people interested). Another good name is Julius. If you have trouble with search engines and don't want to search specifically for Vlisco, try 'wax ankara fabric'. Good luck!

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Date: 3/6/14 5:43 PM

Vlisco is a fabric company, and when you look at the fabric they print it, the prints always run in the same cross grain direction. I found when I work with Wax fabric I pay attention to the print more than i do the grains, because in the end what is most important to me is where those prints end up on my body. So, nope, you aren't misinterpreting anything, the pattern was just designed for their fabric.

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