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Sewing in knit fabric

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    Profile photo of Aussie GalAussie Gal @Aussie

    Hello, I am an Aussie gal (a nickname given to me by a Texan whilst I was living in Houston) now living back home in SA. You have all been very helpful in regards to various questions raised with so many of the lovely O+S patterns, so I thought that I would venture in and ask one. I am newish to sewing with knits and have slowly been testing the waters, in being able to sew these shorts in a knit would I go with my daughter’s size as for a woven fabric or downsize due to the ‘stretch’ factor of a knit? Cheers D

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    Profile photo of jay_1965vwjay_1965vw @jay_1965vw

    Hi D, it depends on how stretchy the knit is! If it’s quite stable (like ponti de roma or similar) I’d use the normal size. If it’s a very stretchy knit, maybe downsize.

    Welcome to here! There’s a thread for introducing yourself if you’d like to do that. There are lots of Aussies here. I’m in Canberra, but moving to DC at the end of the year.

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    Profile photo of Aussie GalAussie Gal @Aussie

    Hi jay_1965vw, thank you for your reply. The fabric is a lovely organic cotton jersey with a little movement, but nothing like a fabric that would elastase in it. I am sure that isn’t much more help in describing the fabric.

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    Profile photo of jay_1965vwjay_1965vw @jay_1965vw

    You could look at the measurement chart to see how much difference there is. Or just make the usual size and if they are too big then they will fit at some time in the future…

    Does anyone else have any better ideas?

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    Profile photo of NicoleNicole @motherof5

    I wouldn’t size down, if they are too big, size down next time.

    Welcome to you!

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    Profile photo of Aussie GalAussie Gal @Aussie

    Thank you ladies for your help, I’ll have a go at her normal size. I go by the motto ‘sink or swim’ at times, so this might as well be one of those times!

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