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Date: 1/1/05 5:42 PM

In Marcy Tilton's Threads article on putting together a travel wardrobe, she recommends wash and wear fabrics like "stretch knitted velvet" and crinkle rayon.

First, what is "knitted" velvet? I thought they were all woven!

Second, I've avoided crinkle fabric because I don't know how to cut it out. Iron flat first? Or put pattern pieces on crinkled fabric and hope for the best?

Thoughts?

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Nina

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Subject: knitted velvet Date: 1/1/05 5:49 PM

Nina I am guessing Marcy is talking about Stretch velvet which is a knitted fabric.

here is some at fabric.com

www.fabric.com


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Subject: travel wardrobe? Date: 1/2/05 1:31 PM

Hmmm, so is ALL stretch velvet knitted? I guess that makes sense.j

I'm still stumped about fabric w crinkles in it. I'd love to know how others have handled it.

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Nina

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Subject: knitted velvet Date: 1/2/05 1:55 PM

No, not all stretch velvet is knit. I have both cotton/lycra knit velvet and cotton/lycra woven stretch velvet. I wish I could find more of the knit version. It's one of my favorite fabrics, purchased from CJ several years ago but she hasn't had any since.

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Subject: stretch velvet Date: 1/2/05 4:40 PM

Mudcat,
What did you liike so much about the knitted velvet? Did CJ list it as being knitted? What do you think the advantages are over a woven velvet w lycra?

And what about those crinkled rayons and other fabrics -- oh experienced PR members??????

Nina

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Subject: "knitted" velvet Date: 1/6/05 10:02 AM

Knitted velvets generally have much more stretch to them than stretch woven velvets. They are fabulous for all sorts of things: tops, pants, hoodies, dresses - you name it.

I too like crinkled fabrics. Keep in mind that natural-fiber crinkled fabrics will often seat out when used for bottoms whereas synthetics will hold their crinkles. I generally use the natural-fiber crinkles for tops or full skirts and dresses. I hate them for pants because you end up with a big pooch in the back! Part of that could be due to the fact that I live in a very humid climate - sitting on damp fabric just irons it out so nicely. :-(

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Subject: knitted velvet Date: 1/6/05 4:26 PM

alice,
christine jonson for the past few years has had stretch velvets as part of her holiday collection for her newsletter subscribers. i'm wearing my green stretch velvet cardigan with her fabric right now! it's definitely a knit.

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Subject: knitted velvet Date: 1/6/05 8:02 PM

What I like about the one cotton/lycra knitted velvet that i have is it's so soft. The inside is like the CJ cotton/lycra while the outside is velvety soft. I have some cotton/lycra woven stretch that are more like a khaki on the inside and they aren't nearly as comfortable.

karen, I think the holiday knit velvets are rayon aren't they? The rayon velvets are nice on the outside but I don't find the slipper wrong side to be as comfortable as the cotton/lycra type.

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Subject: alice Date: 1/8/05 0:08 AM

alice, i think you're right about it being rayon. personally i like how it's slippery because it slides nicely over the shell underneath, but it doesn't offer any warmth which the cotton would.
your stuff does sound great. did you tell cj that you want more of that? i'd buy it, too!

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Subject: knitted velvet? Date: 1/8/05 10:19 AM

Oh yes, Alice, please do tell CJ that we would love more of that fabric. I am sorry I didn't get any when she offered it.

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