Light to medium weight knit fabrics with 40-60% one-way stretch, such as jersey, cotton interlock, French terry and sweat shirting. A high stretch % is required for the funnel neckline, cuffs, & to achieve the intended relaxed fit. Knits with good recovery are recommended to help the shoulder cut-outs maintain their shape.
Due to the width of the sleeve hem, if using a fabric with less than 60% stretch you will need to gather the sleeve hem into the cuffs using elastic thread or use a rib or cuffing fabric for the cuffs.
Testing Fabric Stretch Percentage
To test the stretch of your fabric, cut a piece of fabric 10cm wide (not including the selvedge). Stretch the fabric as far as it naturally wants to stretch, avoiding over stretching. If the fabric stretches to at least 14cm then it should be suitable.
- Polyester Thread
- Stretch or ballpoint sewing machine needle
- Ballpoint pins (optional)
- Twin needle for hemming (optional)
- Clear elastic for stabilising shoulder seams (optional)
- Fusible hemming tape (optional)
If using a fabric with less than 60% stretch, you will need one of the following to allow the sleeves and cuffs to be sewn together:
- Rib Fabric or Cuffing for the sleeve cuffs (optional)
- Elastic Thread (optional)
Sewing Skills Gained:
- Working with knit fabric
- Knit band finish
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Charlotte (B35, W28.5, H38.5) is wearing Teres in B-Cup Size 10.
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