Rated 3 out of 5 by 1
Rated 3 out of 5 by AliKay Order More than needed!
When I first started sewing many, many years ago I was taught to always prewash the fabric before cutting out, so glad I followed that with this fabric. I ordered this in 4 different colors and every fabric turned out the exact same way after being washed and dried in the dryer. The selvedges DO NOT line back up after drying. You literally lose a good 1/4 yard trying to adjust the fold line. The charcoal, navy and black were around 1/4 of a yard, the sand color was almost 10 inches. You can't re-stretch it, you have to "true" the fabric by allowing it to fold where it wants to so you won't get wrinkles. In my 40 years of sewing I can't believe I never used stretch twill before as I never had this issue. Apparently it does happen. I was lucky that I was making skirts so I just had to rework the pattern pieces to get them to fit. Whatever you do when you purchase this, DO NOT re-stretch the fabric as once you have the garment sewn and wash/dry it, the garment will be twisted. Did you ever have a pair of jeans do that? It's so annoying. I hope you can see the amount that it's off in the photos.
April 1, 2015