𝗪𝗵𝗲𝗿𝗲 𝘁𝗼 𝗦𝗧𝗔𝗥𝗧 𝘄𝗵𝗲𝗻 𝘀𝗲𝘄𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝘀𝘄𝗶𝗺𝘄𝗲𝗮𝗿 * 𝗗𝗜𝗬 𝗕𝗶𝗸𝗶𝗻𝗶𝘀
𝗜𝗳 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝘄𝗮𝗻𝘁 𝘁𝗼 𝘀𝘁𝗮𝗿𝘁 𝘀𝗲𝘄𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗯𝗶𝗸𝗶𝗻𝗶𝘀, 𝘄𝗵𝗲𝗿𝗲 𝘀𝗵𝗼𝘂𝗹𝗱 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝘀𝘁𝗮𝗿𝘁?
Working with stretch fabrics is very challenging, but yet, possible, so don't be afraid to start!
𝗪𝗲 𝗼𝗳𝘁𝗲𝗻 𝗴𝗲𝘁 𝗾𝘂𝗲𝘀𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻𝘀 𝗮𝗯𝗼𝘂𝘁 𝗳𝗶𝘁𝘁𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗶𝘁'𝘀 𝗶𝗺𝗽𝗼𝗿𝘁𝗮𝗻𝘁 𝘁𝗼 𝘀𝗵𝗮𝗿𝗲 𝘁𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗳𝗶𝘁𝘁𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝘄𝗶𝗹𝗹 𝗱𝗲𝗽𝗲𝗻𝗱 𝗼𝗻:
A) A well designed pattern
B) Adjusting the pattern negative ease to the fabric stretch percentages (if needed)
C) The use of elastic and it's tension
D) Your sewing skills
To get started, here are some information regarding how we design our patterns, fabrics we use,etc.
Our patterns are based on a one-piece block in which we have adjusted the negative ease to meet our fabrics requirements of stretch. In this case, we use 12% negative ease. This will probably work with the fabrics you use, unless you're using heavyweight net or sports fabrics.
All our patterns are designed with this block as base and so the fit may be different every time you use different fabric stretches. However, don't be scared since you can do your calculations very easily.
For instance: Our fabric needs 78cm to fit comfortably on a bust of 88cm. This means: (78/88)*100= 88,6% which means 100%-88%= 12%. The negative ease we are using, 12%. If you want to learn more about negative ease, please read This.
You can adjust the 𝗻𝗲𝗴𝗮𝘁𝗶𝘃𝗲 𝗲𝗮𝘀𝗲 on the patterns to meet your fabric stretch percentage (to achieve the comfort we've talked before), but this requires you to learn how to adjust negative ease to the pattern and it will always change when you change fabric technical characteristics of stretch. If you want to know more, please reach us.
Our most common fabric used on the pattern testing is Recycled Carvico 390 VITA. You can see all the specs on the fabric here: 390 VITA
𝗬𝗼𝘂 𝗰𝗮𝗻 𝗻𝗼𝘄 𝘀𝘁𝗮𝗿𝘁 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗷𝗼𝘂𝗿𝗻𝗲𝘆 𝘀𝗲𝘄𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝘄𝗶𝘁𝗵 𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗽𝗮𝘁𝘁𝗲𝗿𝗻𝘀 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝘄𝗲 𝗵𝗼𝗽𝗲 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝗲𝗻𝗷𝗼𝘆!