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Date: 7/7/14 4:09 AM

Hi there, I'm not exactly a beginner, but I have always been a follow the rules kinda girl. But recently I have been searching for a pattern that will allow me to use a variety of winter fabrics from my stash to make dressy outfits for girls. I found McCalls M6914 and was thrilled! It's perfect!! The skirt patttern will be perfect for my daisy kingdom border prints, whilst the wee top will be a perfect dressy under cardy match, and the shrug will suit my stretch velvets over dresses..... BUT!!! The pattern calls for knits and interlocks with cotton blend lining, suggesting stretch and give, where I am wanting to use cottons corduroys and wools, but looking at the patterns, other than the shrug, I can't see why it would have to be done in a fabric with stretch, especially if it's being lined in cotton!! Please can someone with more experience at flagging the rules take a looksey and advise? Thank you!!

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Date: 7/7/14 5:10 AM

You are correct. They are confusing. Your wovens are fine, and you would not even be breaking the rules on the back of the pattern at all. They actually mean that there even, it's just the way they list the suggested fabric there.... that makes it rather unclear.

"Designed for Medium Weight Wovens and Knits.
SUGGESTED FABRICS: Eyelet, Laces. A: Jerseys, Interlock. Contrast and Lining: Cotton Blends."

But anyways, what they mean (and probably what they should have just said) is all views designed for woven fabrics, except for the shrug which they wish you to use a knit fabric instead.

Or maybe something like: View A is for knits, and views B,BC, C, and D are for wovens. But they didn't.

Just since eyelet and laces are woven. But summery. If you want wintery, then the corduroy and wool would work fine.

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Date: 7/7/14 5:23 AM

Thankyou!! I'm literally sat here hovering over the purchase button wondering wether to just go for it- but it's a really pricey pattern! Normally I pay NZD$8 per pattern, this is almost NZD$20!! So just really needed to be sure. I should have understood woven, but got myself all confused!! Thanks so much, now to purchase!!!

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Date: 7/8/14 0:09 AM

"Contrast and Lining: Cotton Blends"

that's crazy, those are fibers, not fabrics

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