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Rayon Spandex blend?

Greetings, My name is Dawne and I am in need of 95% Rayon, 5% spandex apparel fabric blend at 160gsm that stretches 4 ways. Typically what type of knit accomplishes this: tricot fabric, weft fabric, warp fabric and or jersey fabric? Thank you, Dawne By: Dawne

What kind of questions should I be asking a garment dyer?

I am planning to hire a garment dyer to dye 371 organic fine jersey cotton t-shirts that I had made with a printed plastisol desgin imprinted on the t-shirts already. I want to know is there any specific questions I should be asking these dyers? What is a fair cost for dye this many pieces? Can I get organic dyes? What are the fees that I might incurr with dying these shirts? How long does this process normally take? Any help would really help. Thank you.   Sandy Lucido By: Sandy Lucido

Make your holiday dress quick and easy with Silk Knit Jersey!

One of our most popular fabrics is our Silk Knit Jersey which works well for any pattern that calls for medium stretch knit.  Over 40 colors to choose from, 60″ wide. Kirsten Longly is designing a beautiful dress combining textures and various types of fabric including our Silk Knit Jersey. This dress shows how well the silk knit jersey drapes. It is a very fluid fabric. Check out the dress in progress: www.kirstenlonglydesigns.com8/22/12 … concept was made for. There are three of these pieces in the collection each one of a differing material and slightly different make. Utilizing silk organza, rayon velvet, ruched velvet, crushed georgette and silk knit jersey.   RebbSew made her own design for a Christmas Dress and gives step by step instructions. This video shows you how to make a simple Christmas dress with silk knit jersey. the fabric i used is from Fabrics.net www.fabrics.net  

Some Very Special Vintage Trims

Vintage collectors will not mince words – nothing exceeds the quality and diversity of old trims and laces, whether expensive or dime store stock. This was due in part to the use of fine fabrics such as batiste, cambric, lawn, organdy, silk and rayon and the exquisitely fine, clean-cut embroidery on eyelets, cutwork and other designs. As up through the 1950s trims were an integral part of garment and home décor, the variety of fabric combinations, designs, colors, widths and coordinates available were staggering. Ask those who remember that whether shopping at a department or dime store, Wrights or Benjamin Franklin or any fabric shop, one could find an abundance – almost too much — to choose from to suit their budgets. Featured this month are two persons who keep the heritage of vintage trim alive, each from a different perspective. Meet Shirley McElderry, preserver of the little-known coronation cord, and Billy Strobel, carrying on the legacy of his family’s antique embroidery and lace-making business. Coronation Cord You’ve seen it but overlooked it, dismissed it or mistaken it for battenberg something or other. There are many like you. It’s unlikely that more than a handful of persons today recognize this trim which hasn’t been made since the mid-1920s. Enter Shirley McElderry, Iowa quiltmaker, restorer and repairer, vintage fabric collector, conservator, historian lecturer and owner of more than 2,000 antique craft and needlework magazines. In sorting through several boxes of textiles she got at a farmhouse auction in the mid-1970s, her keen eye caught a linen doily embellished with a couching of white cord in a flower design. The cord alternately became larger and smaller in diameter, making it easy to shape into petals and other curved designs. Puzzled by this unknown trim, she asked her grandmother, mother and aunts who were all expert needle women but they didn’t recognize it. Nor could any of the antique dealers she asked. All had seen the cord, but couldn’t identify it. As the auction boxes dated from the turn of the century, Shirley began researching periodicals of that time and struck gold. She learned that this trimming was called coronation cord or braid. Sold by the yard, this machine-made trim was used in conjunction with embroidery, crochet and tatting, and possibly knitting though Shirley can find no mention of knitting in her books. Her research has only unearthed two brands: Bear, a registered trademark of Bernhard Ulmann Company of New York [maker of Bucilla], and Columbia, listed in the Columbia Manual…
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Poly/Rayon/Spandex Fabric Uses Please?

Hi ,  my name is Leon.  I would like to know more about 62% POLY 33% RAYON 5% SPANDEX JERSEY What are the benefits of using this fabric to make garments? What are the disadvantages of using this fabric What is the correct weight to use this fabric for dresses? What kind of fabric defects can occur in making this fabric? Please send me as much as info as possible when ready I will appreciate this from you sincerely Leon By: LEON TAWIL

Help! Need name of fabric please.

Hi, I hope that you would be able to answer my question as I have been looking all over the internet and still haven’t found the answer. Okay so I have this dress that I absolutely adore. It feels like spandex but not as stretchy and shiney. It is medium weight and appears to have vertical lines on both sides, however the right side lines are more apparent. It feels like it may have a little bit of a cotton mix but feels more spandex than cotton and not as stiff as Nylon. It stretches nice maybe 35% vertically anb barely tugs horizontally. I was thinking that maybe is was jersey knit but what I see usually with jersey knit is that it has a soft cotton feel. Am I right? Please if you know the name of this fabric I would greatly appreciate details. Thank you so much for your time. By: Hajar Crumbley

Cotton question

Hi, I want to make a high quality pant and matching shirt, both from the same fabric.  I want them to feel like a t-shirt. I am confused as to whether to buy single knit, double knit, jersey knit, or interlock.  I want a high quality, such as a high-end designer would use. What kind of cotton should I buy? Thank you! Karla By: Karla St.Luke