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Date: 3/21/14 12:32 PM

I'm about to cut out Vogue 2980 (sadly OOP, but well reviewed here on PR). I'm using a medium-weight cotton knit, knit in a tube. The info at the fabric store referred to it as a rib knit, but there is little in the way of ribbing in evidence.

I've never used a tube knit -- is there anything I should be aware of or is it reasonably straightforward?

Thanks in advance!
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Date: 3/21/14 12:47 PM

Watch for where the folded edges of the tube end up on your garment. It can be difficult to ever get those folds to lie perfectly flat!
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Date: 3/21/14 3:15 PM

I recently bought 3 lengths of rayon/silk tube knits from EOS for tees...made one so far.
You can cut down one side which will give you a regular-looking piece of fabric. Or you can do what I did and just lay out your pieces utilizing both folds. Just make sure your fabric/tube is laying straight with the grain. The last thing you want is a twisty garment.
Lovely pattern...enjoy!

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In reply to plazaglass

Date: 3/22/14 2:01 AM

Good point. I'll take a swatch and see if the fold will press out. Thanks!
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Date: 3/22/14 2:04 AM

Rayon/silk blend sounds beautiful and comfortable to wear. I'm sorely tempted to see if EOS has more. The folds look to be on-grain so, just as you did, I'm planning to use both folds, rather than cut one side. Thanks!
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