A very short class last night! We discussed many things to do with knit/stretch fabrics, how to take into account the stretch and reduce the pattern accordingly. There are a few ways of accomplishing this, the most straightforward way is to actually place a pin the fabric, hold the end down at the end of the measuring tape and pull to see how much it actually stretches. This, to me is the best way of doing it because there are so many fabrics out there with so many different stretch factors that no one rule/formula can apply to them all.
Kerise found this out the hard way when she combined two methods and came up with a very small garment LOL! She went against the little voice in her head telling her not to and guess what, the voice was right! I always tell my students not to second guess themselves, the first instinct is usually the right one and then they start thinking....
Great job anyway I'm sure the next one will be perfect!
There is homework:
Homework is to draft a new pattern using the proper shrinkage for the stretch fabric and create a mock up.
Maria Calautti, "Jack of all trades"