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Has anyone worked with these knits?
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Date: 7/1/10 7:43 AM

Rayon blend jersey knits

Has anyone sewn with any of these fabrics from Fabric.com? I'm thinking of ordering some to use as muslin. I've read several places that some knits "just don't want to be sewn" and I don't want to deal with a difficult knit. I don't care if it's ugly - I want to master the FBA and develop some TNT basic patterns.

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Date: 7/1/10 9:03 AM

I did not like them. I found them thin and clingy. Maybe all jerseys of this type are...I don't know.

The ITY is nice.

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Date: 7/1/10 9:19 AM

IME rayon knits tend to be thin and clingy.

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Date: 7/1/10 9:54 AM

From my own experience I find if the fabric's ugly I hate the garment on even if it's only a test garment. Prints also have a way of hiding wrinkels and I find solids work better. They have tons of a nice solid for 1.95, can't say anything about quality have not ordered from this site.

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Date: 7/1/10 10:09 AM

I've bought some of the solid jersey knit from fabric.com. I thought it was just fine to use, but perhaps that's because I don't necessarily mind my knits being drapey (or "clingy" as others have commented). I think it just depends on what you want to sew. I don't think I'd use it for a basic t-shirt pattern, where I want a little more body, but I think it would work great as a knit skirt where it would need lots of movement. I'm probably going to use some of it as a cowl-neck top, where drapey is good. Like I said, it depends on what you're looking to use it for. Keep in mind though, that it will behave differently than other types of knits (don't they all?) so be sure to make your muslins out of a similar type of knit as the fabric you're planning to use for the "real deal." Otherwise, you'll have a lot of adjustments to make.

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Date: 7/1/10 12:28 PM

I purchased the grey hearts jersey and a red polka dot jersey that is no longer on the website. The fabric is soft and thin with only two way stretch. The white background was a little bit see through, but you shouldn't have that problem with any other color. The piece I've used sewed up very easily and I would recommend the fabric, particularly since it is on sale.

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Date: 7/1/10 2:35 PM

I bought the solid white rayon jersey while back. It is very thin and drapey. I made a t-shirt with it, and ended up doubling up the fabric for the front and back because one layer was extremely sheer. Love the feel of it though!

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Date: 7/1/10 3:43 PM

You made a great point about avoiding prints! I didn't think of that as my purpose for buying this fabric is to learn to fit! I'll check out the solids. It wouldn't hurt to try a few yards anyway.

Thanks so much!

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Date: 7/1/10 8:04 PM

Working with prints has it's own advantages, you can try pattern placement, working with nap layouts, trying diffrent weights/ % of stretch on patterns. Try out new sleeves, necklines and styles outside of your normal comfort zone. A knit that handles well is perfect to try out a new more difficult design like a twist top with more complex pattern pieces. Some fabrics also have an ugly print and a more solid wrong side that would work for a muslin. Fabric for those prices would even be good just to test new sewing techniques.

I was given fabric for my stash that I think is ugly, hate the color or print. I've never used any of it even for muslins because I hate it, so it just keeps moving around in piles.

I purchased cheap fabric at Walmart that I liked the color or print and had a lot of fun trying new designs. Some have become wearable muslins that I get lots of compliments on.

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Date: 7/4/10 7:31 PM

I think many of the very thin and clingy jersey fabrics we see now are meant to be layered like we see in RTW, and they lend themselves to fuller tshirt patterns with gathers and drape. There's nothing worse than being "attacked" by a clingy jersey....well, not much worse

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