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Thread: Does anyone know of any active sewing forums, or do any of you garment sew?

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    Not that I'm leaving or anything, just looking for sewing discussions.

    Unless there are some here that garment sew and can answer questions...?


    edit: I suppose it would help if I asked the question...I'm making this pattern and it calls for stretch knit for the leggings. I didn't see a soft baby color so I didn't buy a knit. Would I be able to make the leggings from cotton without losing the fit?

    http://www.simplicity.com/Search.aspx?SearchTerm=3808

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    patternreview.com might be helpful. :)

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    about.com has a forum for EVERYTHING I think!! :lol:

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    I would look for a tee shirt knit in a color of your choice.

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    http://sewingforum.com/forum/index.php

    this is a cool sewing forum, enjoy

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    Patterns designed for knit fabrics are engineered to fit with very little ease built in. They are dependant on the stretch of the knit to take care of that. Patterns designed for woven fabrics typically have at least 3 or more inches of ease built in so you can move in the garment. If you make something from a woven fabric with a pattern intended for a knit, you won't be able to move in it.

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    Here is an excellent forum for garment sewing help:

    http://www.sewforum.com/index.php?si...0a910daf938013

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    ooo, I'd forgotten about pattern review.

    Karen, thanks for the link. I'll check it out.

    Miss, I was afraid of that. I guess I need to find a site that sells soft baby knits. Most fabric stores around here sell either cotton, flannel or fleece. Not much for knits, unless there are non-chain stores I'm not aware of, which is quite possible.

    Thanks, everyone!

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    I have been sewing garments for 30 years and no you can't swap cotton for knit. But you could swap a material that has some spandex in it.

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    I also would suggest
    www.patternreview.com
    they have a paying site and a free site. lots of garment sewers and patterns..they rate sewing machines and notions..and also rate garment patterns.

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    If you used regular cotton, not only would the fit be off, but the mobility would be hampered. For example, if you kneel down in stretchy fabric, it conforms to and moves with your body. When you get up there's generally no fabric bump on the knee. WIth cotton - you would look distorted.

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    I would recomend you use a knit. I used a cotton once on a "knit only" pattern and it was a disaster and didn't fit.

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    I had this problem when I made PJS for all my grndkids for Christmas. Take it from me, you can not use the same pattern for knit on Cotton. Knit is designed to stretch, cotton does not have the stretch. Without realizing what I was doing,( hadn't used a paper pattern since High School Home EC.) I cut out my 2yr old GrtGS PJ tops using the pattern because,DUUUH! I saw cotton directions for bottoms so assumed top was the same NOT!!! The first top I made would fit a premee baby MAYBE!!! :oops: :shock: :lol: :lol: :lol: But that top looked so cute. Now I am ready, I have ballpoint needles and the foot with a roller,I havn't used either yet,but I will soon.
    BillsBonBon

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