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Date: 4/16/13 12:26 PM

I have a department store knit blazer that I have worn to the ground, and am thinking of copying it. It is made of a knit fabric, one side is smooth, the other is more textured and has a fine wavey weave. The fabric is medium weight. I want to say this is sweatshirt fabric, but it seems finer and not as heavy? It is 98% cotton, 2% spandex.

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Date: 4/16/13 2:28 PM

It probably is just like a lot of sweatshirt fabric, only the back of it, was not ever "brushed" in the factory, on the loopy back side part of it, to make it brushed and soft and fuzzy on the back of it. I think your internet google search term for it would probably be something like "French Terry Fabric". You could try that.

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Date: 4/16/13 2:49 PM

I was also going to suggest French terry.

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Date: 4/16/13 3:54 PM

Ponte is one of the best choices for a blazer, not what your blazer is probably, but it's readily available and easy to sew. Good stuff is not cheap, but it's worth it to buy one without poly in it.

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Date: 4/16/13 4:04 PM

I wonder if it's a ponte knit...
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Date: 4/16/13 4:26 PM

I third the suggestion of French terry--it's a great fabric used in a lot of nice RTW knits, particularly for heavier applications than basic Ts. I can see why you've worn your jacket to death! I live in knits, and French terry is probably my favorite for pants, jackets, and pullovers.

It's hard to find good French terry yardage, though. I prefer it to ponte for a lot of applications (being largely cotton, it's cozier, for one!), but I think it's easier to find nice ponte by the yard. True cotton French terry will shrink, btw.

(They're starting to come out with synthetic French terries now--Land's End's "Starfish" line is one example--but to my mind, it's really not the same. Give me the hefty cotton, no extra stretch, thank you very much!)

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Date: 4/16/13 5:11 PM

I'd say it's French terry, also. I ordered some from Christine Johnson (I think) that is soooo soft and luscious. I plan to make a dressy kind of hoodie that I saw at Nordstroms, and I'm on the lookout for just the right pattern.

Good quality ponte is also nice... Sophia knit is a brand that is widely available, but Emma One Sock often has ponte from famous designers.

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Date: 4/16/13 7:18 PM

That is it! French Terry! Thanks!

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Date: 4/16/13 8:51 PM

And you are right, I am not finding any online sources for it

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Date: 4/17/13 0:24 AM

There is something to be said for some ponte fabric with polyester in it. I, for one, love Sophia ponte from Longantex. It is 67% Polyester/30% Rayon/3% Spandex and has a great soft feel to it and drapes beautifully. I have a nice stash of Sophia colors so it may be a while before I have a chance to try any Ponte without polyester in it.

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