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From: wifetod
Date: 02-19-2004, 10:50 AM (1 of 3)
My mom wants me to sew her a black denim shirt/jacket similar to Kwik Sew 3216 or Kwik Sew 3129 or any other pattern with a similar look. What I have been seeing right off the bat is that she has been picking out patterns for knits and wants woven material.
Because of the stretch and ease in a pattern it is important not to mix these isn't it?

The other thing I wondered is there a fabric, similar to denim that doesn't wrinkle easily when washed that I could make this out of? The black denim I have seen so far is too heavy or not black, black, it has flecks of white in it that I think looks terrible. I don't know my fabrics that well yet and wondered about possible alternatives?
Thanks for the help.

User: wifetod
Member since: 01-19-2004
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From: MaryW
Date: 02-19-2004, 11:02 AM (2 of 3)
They have denim with a touch of lycra in it these days. It is slightly stretchy but not a lot. Yes, it is important to have knits and wovens go with the proper pattern recommendations.
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From: Mom of Six
Date: 02-19-2004, 11:12 AM (3 of 3)
I agree with Mary. Don't use woven on a pattern ment for knits unless you are VERY good at fitting the pattern & making adjustment before you cut. I have done it before but don't think I will ever do it again. The item just never fit right. You can usully get away with using a knit on a woven pattern though unless the knit is too stretchy.
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