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how to use a pattern made for stretch knits to make a garment from non-stretch material

margaretmcdavid's picture

I have had a hard time finding a pattern I like for a zp-front caftan/robe.  The only one I found was for stretch knits, and it is too large for me.  How can I modify this pattern to make the caftan in a plush fabric, and a size smaller?    I'm not an expert sewer, but not a novice either.  I can manage some alterations, but nothing too complicated.

Pattiann42's picture

Converting Pattern (post #38350, reply #1 of 1)

Ordinarily you could use the same size pattern for woven.  It would be best to alter a muslin that fits and use it as the pattern for the knit. 

Best wishes for a successful project.