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Wool gabardine - which is the correct side?
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Mary Nanna
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Date: 12/13/09 3:20 AM

OK - not a beginner, but I'm just about to fuse a coat made of wool gabardine and suddenly I wasn't sure which was the "correct" side. Is it the side with the obvious diagonal twill or is it the side that looks more matte?

Thanks!

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Date: 12/13/09 8:41 AM

The face has the twill and the back side looks more like a plain weave. The "correct" side in any fabric is of course whichever you want to use .

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Date: 12/13/09 9:55 AM

The right side has the obvious diagonal twill and if you wear the garment the diagonal twill runs from the left at the hem and the diagonal twill ends at right at the shoulder. Think about writing which you do from left to right.Running the twill this way makes the gabardine twill the most pleasant way to look at.
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Date: 12/13/09 10:18 AM

Quote: els
The right side has the obvious diagonal twill and if you wear the garment the diagonal twill runs from the left at the hem and the diagonal twill ends at right at the shoulder. Think about writing which you do from left to right.Running the twill this way makes the gabardine twill the most pleasant way to look at.

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Wow, that's one of those informative gems I tend to skip over. I printed this out to post on my wall and mull over.

I'm wondering how I think about this when it comes time to lay out pattern pieces. Is this something that will happen naturally if the fabric is laid with right-sides together, or do I have to cut pieces individually or something.

I'm still working on my first cup of morning coffee, it's a bit too much to contemplate.

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Date: 12/13/09 7:00 PM

Thank you all!

As luck would have it, it looks like I have cut the wool correctly (right sides together), with the diagonal running from bottom left to top right .

Now back to the long hot job of fusing...

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