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Date: 2/2/12 10:24 PM

I originally thought this fabric would make a good scarf, infinity style.

FabricMart's description was a Wool Crepe with Flair that is springy and hangs loosely. I would say their description was fairly accurate (they are usually pretty good in that regard, IMO) and I don't know why I thought the fabric would be more of a "knit" than a "crepe." I purchased 2 yards in fuschia and 2 in grape - both of which are are lovely in person with a lovely hand and loose drape, just as described. There isn't much stretch, either, its just sort of springy.

So, I'm at a little bit of a loss on what to do with this fabric - has anyone else purchased it and sewn with it yet? Recommendations? I'm nearing the end of my pregnancy and was considering making a top that is nursing & post-baby-body friendly.

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Date: 2/3/12 5:36 PM

I thought hard about getting the grape, but it really isn't my best color. I had some wool knit crepe in teal back in the nineties--made a princess seam knit dress from a Burda magazine. It was a petite. How I wish I still had the pattern and the dress! I loved it.

Moths got at it eventually, though.

Anyway, my recollection is that it was a very non-clinging, lightweight, comfortable and flattering fabric.

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Date: 2/3/12 6:05 PM

I bought pieces of the cobalt blue and fuschia colors. I was planning to make tailored trousers with the fuschia yardage.

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Date: 2/4/12 11:35 AM

For what it's worth, I was considering getting some to make into a turtleneck... until I remembered that I have sensitive skin and it might be scratchy.

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Date: 2/4/12 7:59 PM

The fabric has a nice and soft hand - not scratchy at all. If I do actually make a decision, I'll updateThanks!

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Date: 2/5/12 11:06 PM

I bought 3 yards for a wrap dress (my TNT Burda 09-2006-115).

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