Cotton velveteen

Somehow between fitting DGD for the green vest *yesterday*
(using the satin lining as a toile) and again today before
putting needle to velveteen, she grew 1/2" longer in the CF.
I suppose it's possible the steam pressing shrank the cotton
velveteen by that much. :-( Fortunately, I have plenty of
fabric, so I'll re-cut the front and side front. Sure glad
I checked before putting more work into it.
However, I do have two more shirts finished, and everything
I want to take is clean and pressed. And the Slinky arrived
from denverfabrics.com a few minutes ago. It's in the
washer on cool right now, so I should be able to get the
dressy pants done for the trip. Now to start packing,
...culling,
...packing,
...culling....
Beverly, who is determined to take only what is absolutely
necessary. Yeah, right! ;-}
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Beverly, tell me about the pants you are making with the slinky,please. What pattern are you using and what color will they be. Thanks, Juno
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Juno
I ordered two lengths of black Slinky, sadly the plain one
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two yards short, so I am forced to use the sparkle one
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now. I am making Palazzo pants, using Simplicity #4145
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with the following alterations:Sized down a little, as pattern is for woven and this is stretch fabric. Raised waist to natural waistline and added casing for elastic, also making the waist same size as the hip measurement so they are pull-on pants. And I already have a perfectly altered pants pattern right now, so I basically laid the good pattern over #4145 to be sure about crotch depth, etc.
I'm testing various threads and needles on the serger to be sure I don't chew this stuff up.
Beverly
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came two yards short, so I am forced to use the sparkle one >
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for now.>
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but with the following alterations:> > Sized down a little, as pattern is for woven and this is > stretch fabric.
They'll be fun. What a disappointment though to have your fabric sent short. Nice pants, Juno
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Juno
Thanks! I'm not too worried about the fabric, denverfabrics.com has given excellent service in the past, I just won't have the option of making them up for the trip.
Beverly
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