SIGNUP - FREE Membership and 1 FREE Sewing Lesson
| FAQ | Login
 

Platinum Sponsor
Bernina
Bernina

Forum > Fabrics and more... > Puckered Wrinkled Fabric ( Moderated by CynthiaSue)

Please LOGIN or Join PatternReview
Go to Page:
Puckered Wrinkled Fabric
How do you cut it out?
Lalaland
Lalaland  Friend of PR
Virginia USA
Member since 10/27/10
Posts: 103
Skill: Intermediate
Send Message

      



Date: 4/18/12 10:33 AM

I purchased a light weight crinkled mesh knit. I was going to make a simple, loose fitting top or dress to wear layered. I don't know how to pin it. If I smooth it out to cut it, the seams will pull unevenly. If I cut it as is, won't it hang unevenly at the hemline and seamline? I don't mind funky. Do I just go with the flow???
This one has me stumped.
-- Edited on 4/21/12 5:17 AM --

------
Lalaland

lakaribane
star
lakaribane
Haiti
Member since 7/23/07
Posts: 2466
Skill: Advanced Beginner
Body Type:
Send Message

      



Date: 4/20/12 11:17 AM

I did a quick search and found this but it discusses wovens:

Crinkly/Gauzy fabric

But you are using a knit. Hum...

How about using a really thin interfacing or some of that dissolving stuff for embroidery for the seam allowances, slightly overlapping the seam stitch line and hemline stitch line? Just to stabilize the areas during construction?

I hope someone who knows chimes in soon.

------
Morphology: Petite at 1m53 (5'), Burda size altered 19 or altered 38, Big 4 size 10 or 12 depending on ease;
Alterations: Petite, Narrow Shoulders, Slim Arms, Narrow waist, Increase Back Crotch Depth. Considering: Forward Neck/Rounded Upper Back, Slight Swayback;
Style: Feminine, Colorful, Fitted, Clean lines;
Favorite Garment type: Dress;
Favorite Colors: Purple, Navy, Brown, Shocking Pink, Coral, Aqua;
Favorite Fibers, Weaves or Patterns: Cotton, Linen, Cotton Silk blend, Seersucker, Swiss Dot, Lawn, Denim, Stripes, Chevron, Window pane Plaid, Bias;
Blog : http://fashionmate.blogspot.com
Pinterest : http://pinterest.com/lakaribane/

Elona
star
Elona  Friend of PR
Member since 8/24/02
Posts: 8839
Skill: Advanced
Body Type:
Send Message

      



In reply to Lalaland <<
thumbsup 1 member likes this.


Date: 4/20/12 4:14 PM

I suppose you mean a 'crinkled mesh knit,' although I LOVE the idea of a 'mess knit,' because that's what they can seem like!

Is the fabric something like this?

If the fabric 'wants' to be crinkly, as it does in this garment, then you would lay out and cut it just as it lies, without smoothing or stretching.

But would you prefer not to have the crinkles?

mastdenman
star
mastdenman  Friend of PR
California USA
Member since 1/12/04
Posts: 6201
Skill: Intermediate
Send Message

      



Date: 4/21/12 0:02 AM

I made some crinkle gauze tops last summer and ironed the wrinkles out before I cut out the pieces. Then sewed it up and laundered. The wrinkles came back and all is fine. Just make sure that there is ease in the garment because it will be a little smaller.

------
Marilyn

January 2009 to January 2010 81 yards out and 71yards in January 2010 to the present 106.7 yards out and 146.5 yards in. January 2011 to the present: 47 yards out and 69 yards in.

PattyE
starstarstar
PattyE  Friend of PR
Michigan USA
Member since 9/7/10
Posts: 2125
Skill: Intermediate
Body Type:
Send Message

      



Date: 4/21/12 1:23 PM

You might try using weights instead of pins and definately a rotary cutter and a with-nap layout. I would not flatten it.
Bigger seam allowances might be needed to keep the elastics from pulling out of seams.
Good luck with your garment.

------
Stash: 175.875 yds. @ 04.15.15

Janie Viers
star
Janie Viers  Friend of PR
Ohio USA
Member since 4/8/02
Posts: 2447
Skill: Advanced
Send Message

      



Date: 4/27/12 9:18 AM

layer the fabric between two sheets of tissue paper and lay the pattern pieces over the tissue. This is one kind of fabric that I actually pin my patterns onto the fabric and after I cut the pieces out I leave them pinned until it's time to sew.

------
JanieV

Go to Page:
Please LOGIN or Join PatternReview

printable version Printable Version

* Advertising and soliciting is strictly prohibited on PatternReview.com. If you find a post which is not in agreement with our Terms and Conditions, please click on the Report Post button to report it. Fabrics and more... >> Puckered Wrinkled Fabric

 
adv. search»
pattern | machine | member
        
Online Class
Fit the Tee to a T
Fit the Tee to a T

Class Details

Online Class
All About Buttons and Buttonholes
All About Buttons and Buttonholes

Class Details

Self Drafted Pattern 60432-1028

photo
by: nicegirl

Review
BurdaStyle Magazine 06-2013-119

photo
by: starryfish

Review
Sewing Workshop Nikko Jacket Pattern

Sewing Workshop Nikko Jacket Pattern

Pattern Details
Sewing Workshop Daily News Bag Pattern

Sewing Workshop Daily News Bag Pattern

Pattern Details

Conditions of Use | Posting Guidelines | Privacy Policy | Shipping Rates | Returns & Refunds | Contact Us | About | New To PR | Advertising

Copyright © 2015 PatternReview.com® , OSATech, Inc. All rights reserved.