the right fabric with the right pattern?
I’ve been doing alterations for years, but now I would like to jump into “real” sewing. I have some polyester rayon lycra material and would like to make a nice pair of flowy pants. Does anyone have any hints when reading a pattern if I could use this material?
the right fabric with the right pattern
Your fabric sounds beautiful. That little box on the back side of a pattern lists all kinds of fabrics that would work for the pattern. Since the list is usually very long I didn't used to pay much attention. I like to try unexpected combinations, etc., but I have to admit that the biggest messes I ever made were when I used a completely different weave than they suggested. Now I find it easier to study their list and figure out what's NOT on the list and why it isn't. That usually helps me get a better understanding of the pattern. I can see that they are only suggesting soft, drapey fabrics or only firm fabrics with body, etc., I hope that makes sense.
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