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« on: July 07, 2009 03:46:53 PM »

I am very, very frustrated.

I cannot get this stupid, f'ing, g.d. jersey to lay out the way the picture shows.

Here is the pattern layout.





I understand the logic: fold one to fit piece 7, fold the other to fit 2+5 and leave a single width for an addition piece 5 plus gap.

The problem lies in the fact that the jersey will NOT cooperate to lay this way. I cannot get the folds straight. It rolls on the selvages, sticks together and won't refold easily, refuses to stay right, wrinkles weirdly, won't hold a pressed fold. 

Help me obiwan, before I set this pattern and fabric on fire.
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« Reply #1 on: July 07, 2009 04:55:18 PM »

jersey is a pain in the ass to layout, if you have carpet in your house try pinning the jersey directly to the carpet, lay the pattern pieces down, draw around them and take them off to make the cutting out easier, If no carpet, then raid your cupboard for all the cans of food you have and put them down everywhere as weights,

 sucky pattern layout though, jersey or no!
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« Reply #2 on: July 07, 2009 05:09:11 PM »

I am about to say F*** you to the pattern, make a shirred sundress with a banded bottom and braided straps.
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« Reply #3 on: July 07, 2009 05:51:38 PM »

ah give it a go, you have the pattern and it'll probably fine even if the pattern pieces are not 100% correct, jersey is a slippery customer, but pretty forgiving.

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« Reply #4 on: July 07, 2009 08:07:56 PM »

the jersey might be off grain. Fold it how it wants to fold instead of how it is cut. I hold it up with the two selvedges held together and then move them independently left or right until the folds disappear. It is hard to type out, but it works. Once you find the straight of grain, you will have an easier time laying out your pattern.
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« Reply #5 on: July 08, 2009 08:23:45 PM »

ok, im fairly positive i made that dress. simplicity 2998? i did that one and the layout looked exactly like that. anyways, i couldn't figure out the pattern layout and neither could my mom who has been sewing for 30 years. i just did one peice at a time in what i hoped was the most efficient was possible. the pattern peices should tell you how many you need and cut on fold stuff so as long as you follow that you should be fine.
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« Reply #6 on: July 09, 2009 08:24:14 AM »

You could try ironing it with a light spray starch, before trying to lay it out.  Or pin it completely flat to an old sheet, and cut them both together (assuming you have a sheet you don't mind destroying.)
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