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« on: April 29, 2009 06:10:21 PM »

I have a pattern for regular cotton skirt on the bias--i wanted to make a knit skirt--would i be able to use the same pattern--how much smaller should i make it since the fabric will stretch??
« Reply #1 on: May 03, 2009 07:39:51 AM »

« Reply #2 on: May 03, 2009 07:58:58 AM »

You can cut a knit on the bias, or you can change the pattern so it is on the grain - basically so the stretchiest direction of the fabric (usually the width) goes around you.  I think it's just personal preference - both ways will work.

As far as how much smaller..that's a guessing game.  You'll probably just have to make it a bit on the large side, baste it together, then try it on and take in the sides as necessary. 

If you have a skirt made with fabric that has a similar amount of stretch, you could use that as a template.

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« Reply #3 on: May 03, 2009 06:55:46 PM »

What does the pattern look like? What is the knit like? What do you mean my "making it smaller for stretch?" I have made garments in knits that were designed for wovens without doing any size modifications. You don't have to make the knit stretch, it is just what knit is good at.

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