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McCall's 7047 Modified Using Simplicity 1072

Hey Loves!

I'm so excited about today's Tip Tuesday. It's actually a combination of Me Made Monday and Top Tuesday. I get really excited to see other people wearing my creations especially when they feel good in them.  She looked gorgeous and said she felt gorgeous.  That's all that matters!

The two piece ensemble was her vision.   I immediately knew I'd use McCall 7047 to make it.   I'm always using it for different projects and knew it could easily be adjusted to meet her need. It definitely fit the bill. Here's a link to my review of this project.

So let's talk about the fabric.   It's a quilted knit from Joann Fabrics.   I used the same fabric in boysenberry to make this cardigan. (Here are links to the black and boysenberry quilted knit fabrics.)  I love different fabrics.   I guess it's one of my things.   I love texture of this fabric.   I also love the elasticity.   It has a close stitch with a good stretch without losing power and great recovery.   If you want to learn more about elasticity, here's a great article about it from Tek Textil.

I learned quite a bit from this article.  One thing I learned is more spandex does not equal more stretch. That totally blew my mind because I've always thought that more spandex equals stretch.   I was wrong.   Their use of the rubber band scenario explained it really well. If you work with knits now or plan to in the future, this article will really explain the mystery of knit fabrics and stretch.

Happy reading loves!

Until next time,  Smooches!

DJ


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