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Old 12-30-2011, 05:09 PM   #1
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I got & felted my wool interlock yesterday. I cut out 3 pair of longies & 1 pair of shorties today. I plan on dying the materil on Monday (going out of town tomorrow). I'm using Raspberry for a pair of shorties & longies, then one pair of longies will be Flag Blue, & the last pair Charcoal. Then I get to sew them next weekend! I'm making medium from the Katrina's pattern so they'll be big for my 2 month old DD but she's already in 3-6 month clothing. Her waist measurement is 16" with rise of 17" with inseam of 7"; so they really will only be too long (made inseam of 9"). I figure we can use them at home rolled up. I just want to get them most use out of them. The shorties will be perfect for summer.

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Old 01-01-2012, 07:31 PM   #2
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Sounds like a lot of fun!
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Old 01-01-2012, 09:55 PM   #3
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I got & felted my wool interlock yesterday. I cut out 3 pair of longies & 1 pair of shorties today. I plan on dying the materil on Monday (going out of town tomorrow). I'm using Raspberry for a pair of shorties & longies, then one pair of longies will be Flag Blue, & the last pair Charcoal. Then I get to sew them next weekend! I'm making medium from the Katrina's pattern so they'll be big for my 2 month old DD but she's already in 3-6 month clothing. Her waist measurement is 16" with rise of 17" with inseam of 7"; so they really will only be too long (made inseam of 9"). I figure we can use them at home rolled up. I just want to get them most use out of them. The shorties will be perfect for summer.
Where did you get your wool interlock from? and why did you felt it? where did you get your dye for it?
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Old 01-02-2012, 07:01 AM   #4
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I got my wool interlock from naturesfabric.com and I felted it because most people and tutorials said to (I'm new to this lol) in order to make it more bullet proof. I got the 95 wool 5 spandex blend. It felted up a little with 2 hot washes with cold rinses drying in between (have FL ).
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I felted mine with several hot washes and several hot dryer cycles. But...if you plan on dying it with acid dye, they might felt up even more (since you'll have to boil the wool). So I would suggest dying the fabric first and then cutting it.

Also, when dying the material it might shrink one way more than the other. This happened to me. The length shrunk quite a bit more while the width didn't shrink as much.
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You may still be fine since you upsized your measurements so much. You will have to let us know how it turns out.
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Where do you buy the dye to dye the fabric?
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the professional dyes that most use are either:

prochem http://www.prochemicalanddye.com/home.php?cat=386

or jacquard acid dyes http://www.dharmatrading.com/html/en...lnav=dyes.html
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the professional dyes that most use are either:

prochem http://www.prochemicalanddye.com/home.php?cat=386

or jacquard acid dyes http://www.dharmatrading.com/html/en...lnav=dyes.html
Yes, wash fast acid are good too!
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