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NancyM
Posted 2009-12-07 7:56 PM (#59951)
Subject: ?layout for gabardine?


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This may be a dumb question, but can I use a "without nap" layout for gabardine? That is, can I lay the pattern out so the pants front has waist at one end of the fabric, and the pants back has waist at the other, with legs parallelling in the middle? Usually I try to lay out all pieces the same way up, but don't have enough fabric to do that this time--should I give up & use fabric for something else, or use a without nap layout?

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Nancy
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magenta
Posted 2009-12-07 8:35 PM (#59952 - in reply to #59951)
Subject: RE: ?layout for gabardine?



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In 'fabric savvy' Sandra Betzina says that gaberdine has a nap. It's because the weave has a diagonal pattern.

I've got some gaberdine here and am curious now to have a closer look at it!

Sarah
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NancyM
Posted 2009-12-12 11:07 AM (#60045 - in reply to #59951)
Subject: RE: ?layout for gabardine?


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OK, so I've gone back to the store and bought another piece of gabardine, and hand washed in cold water as I did the first piece. But my aging eyes are having a lot of trouble seeing which end should be "up" on the two pieces. There's not an *obvious* "with nap" effect. What kind of light should I use to expose subtle differences in color or sheen? There's no writing on the selvedges. Is there any other way, say by examining the cut edges, to tell, on each piece, which ends "match," i.e., which came off the loom first?

Thanks for any help,
Nancy
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Nancy Arnold
Posted 2009-12-12 2:23 PM (#60047 - in reply to #60045)
Subject: RE: ?layout for gabardine?


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From a PatternReview lister:

"...Anyway, the right side of the selvage will show a series of holes where it appears the pins pierce inward (the entry hole). The wrong side of the selvage will have the same holes where the pins push out a miniscule bit of the selvage beneath each hole (the exit hole)."

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Susan in Miami
Posted 2009-12-12 4:59 PM (#60049 - in reply to #60045)
Subject: RE: ?layout for gabardine?



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Gabardine is a twill weave. If the direction of the twill is not obvious, use a magnifying lens and look closely, you should see the threads going to the right or to the left from the top of the cloth to the bottom. It doesn't matter which direction you use, just as long as all your pattern pieces go in the same direction.

HTH, Susan

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NancyM
Posted 2010-01-05 2:08 PM (#60447 - in reply to #59951)
Subject: RE: ?layout for gabardine?


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Thanks, Nancy & Susan. This should be very helpful now and in future!

Nancy
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