I received this question from Kathy (spottedroo):
"So here is my new sewist question. Or really new sewist problem: stretch. I am having the hardest time getting my garments to fit right because different fabrics stretch by different amounts (even if they are not labeled "stretch." I made a pair of denim pants that fit perfectly. When I tried to make a second pair in a not-at-all-stretchy rayon woven it was too tight to wear. Then I made a third pair in linen, and within a day of wearing them they felt like they were falling off. And knits are even worse. T-shirts have been fine but I've made two knit dresses where the fabric has stretched vertically from its own weight. One dress started with the pockets at my hips and by the end of the day they were half-way down my thigh! Very discouraging. Any advice you have is appreciated!"
Kathy ~ I can answer your question regarding linen...well I've already discussed linen here on my blog in this post.
But this week I would like to do something a little different. I always receive these wonderful answers/comments/suggestions regarding topics that are discussed in New Sewists Thursdays and I wonder if anyone ever reads them. So this week, if you have an answer, a suggestion, or even a comment regarding Kathy's question...would you post it? And in case you are wondering...no I'm not taking the easy way out. I have this same problem with fabrics with lycra in them. Sometimes they work and sometimes they don't...so I'm looking for answers too.
So talk to both me and Kathy...help us out! I will make sure that all the comments are collected and posted so that we all will have easy access to the information...
Thanks in advance for your willingness to share!