My son went from wearing a size 4/6 to size 11 overnight! All his pants & sleeves are too short! We filled 2 garbage bags with clothing he had been wearing for years. So I kind of have no choice to get my sewjo and creative juices flowing; which have disappeared in the last 3/4 months in case you were wondering where I had disappeared too! The real reason I am posting this, is that I need your help ( clearly i have forgotten everything) the main fabric is this lion fleece( not to thick) and I am not sure if this thin French terry will be to flimsy for the sleeve and "rib" for the collar, hem and cuffs. Also it has no stretch!  Umm maybe I could interface it or should I just use some other fleece I have and not take a chance. Help please!
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  • petitapetitblogMy son went from wearing a size 4/6 to size 11 overnight! All his pants & sleeves are too short! We filled 2 garbage bags with clothing he had been wearing for years. So I kind of have no choice to get my sewjo and creative juices flowing; which have disappeared in the last 3/4 months in case you were wondering where I had disappeared too! The real reason I am posting this, is that I need your help ( clearly i have forgotten everything) the main fabric is this lion fleece( not to thick) and I am not sure if this thin French terry will be to flimsy for the sleeve and "rib" for the collar, hem and cuffs. Also it has no stretch! Umm maybe I could interface it or should I just use some other fleece I have and not take a chance. Help please!
  • hannahmatousekNo advice, but where is that lion fabric from???
  • petitapetitblog@hannahmatousek it is from @loiseaufabrics but I got it a while ago. They have a great selection though.
  • replicatethendeviateGreat fabric!! I'd use a coordinating cl for bands.
  • petitapetitblog@replicatethendeviate oh what does cl stand for? 😆
  • sunday.westI would just use a "heavier" cotton Lycra jersey for the collar & cuffs - @spandexhouse makes an incredible one that's 12 oz
  • ladysewfulBite the bullet babes and get some new stuff that you feel comfortable sewing with because if you haven't been doing it for a while you will want to feel amazing when you start. So spoil yourself and your lovely little chicken!
  • replicatethendeviate@petitapetitblog cotton lycra. 😘
  • frugal_fabricianDon't think I'd be brave enough to use the no stretch terry for cuffs and neckline, especially if it's not firm
  • diana_misscastelinhosI think interfacing would help.
  • mamanoursecaThis is kind of weird that is have no stretch 🤔 it really looks like a terry ribbing. I think you should choose anything else with some stretch in it. I am not sure interfacing will help as it will not give any stretch and for the cuffs you'll need it
  • petitapetitblog@replicatethendeviate haha Thanks! 😊
  • petitapetitblog@sunday.west oh I will check it out thanks! Even if I swore not to buy any fabric this year 🙈😆😊
  • petitapetitblog@ladysewful awe yes so true! I should have never sworn not to buy any fabric this year! 😳I Will figure something out and maybe spoil myself. 😊
  • petitapetitblog@frugal_fabrician i am more worried about the weight than the stretch. The pattern is self drafted so I can adapt for the stretch or lack of. 😊
  • petitapetitblog@diana_misscastelinhos i might do that or double the fabric. Ummm still debating :)
  • sunday.west@petitapetitblog I tell myself lies all the time!
  • soapandchalkI've made a few sweatshirts from French terry without much stretch, and would not recommend using it as neck and cuff bands. My neck band kind of stretched out and folds in no itself after washing the shirt and just looks sloppy. So, if you can get ribbing, use it. Or, bind the neckline with the self fabric and just turn the sleeve hems under (do a 1.25 or 1.5 inch hem). Another neck finishing method that worked well for me in low-stretch French terry was to overlock the neck edge, turn it under and cover stitch it. This would probably not work for a boy's shirt, because the finished edge is too narrow and looks kind of feminine.
  • ladysewful@petitapetitblog good for you!!
  • ladysewful@petitapetitblog what about @stoffstil they have some totally amazing jersey!
  • lunik.laboI had this kind of french terry years ago. I made sweaters for the girls and a pair of trousers for me (kind of joggers pants one but more fitting...)
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