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tingeling
« on: October 02, 2006 12:54:39 AM »

I want to make a top and skirt from a Kwik Sew Pattern (3003).


The fabric recommended is a knit with 35% stretch across the grain for the top and lightweight to medium wovens for the skirt.

My question:  I have a stretch velour with 25% stretch across the grain.  Do you think I could use that for the top?  Would I have to make it in a larger size since it does not stretch as much as recommended?

And can I use a lightweight courdroy for the skirt, with some stretch in the fabric, or should it be a fabric without stretch at all?

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paroper
« Reply #1 on: October 02, 2006 04:21:22 AM »

That is roughly 1/3 less than the pattern calls for.  I would be a little concerned.  It must be pretty fitted.  That 1/3 has to do with the way that it goes over the head (a biggie), the way that you raise the arms, etc.  35% Is a pretty stretchy knit.  I've never really figured out a scale for substitution in these cases. 
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