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Old 11-16-2012, 11:39 AM   #11
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Why is interlock so expensive?

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Old 11-16-2012, 12:13 PM   #12
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Why is interlock so expensive?
Someone correct me if I'm wrong, but there are a few things that make it expensive. First, the fabric costs a lot. It needs to be felted down so a yard becomes 1/3 of a yard (or however small it gets. I don't really know). It is then hand-dyed, cut and sewn.

Considering a pair of "made in China" pants from Baby Gap can run around $40, I don't think interlock is that bad. Or maybe I'm just trying to justify getting those skirted leggings....
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Well I've noticed you can but interlock for 21-27$ a yard, and I can put together 4 pair in about 2 hours. Hand dyeing will take me about an hour or two, so it's worth it to me just to but the fabric and felt it myself, cut and sew it. Also at natures fabrics, I can buy it already dyed for about 27$ a yard.
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Well I've noticed you can but interlock for 21-27$ a yard, and I can put together 4 pair in about 2 hours. Hand dyeing will take me about an hour or two, so it's worth it to me just to but the fabric and felt it myself, cut and sew it. Also at natures fabrics, I can buy it already dyed for about 27$ a yard.
How many/what sizes do you get out of one yard? It took me around 4 hours to sew a simple apron for my SIL (I did have a few little helpers) so I'm not a good judge of how long sewing takes.
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Old 11-16-2012, 08:56 PM   #15
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Out of felted I'm not sure yet I did just purchase some from fabric club . Com they have a great sale going on until the 19th. Any where from 5.95$-7.95 a yard, it may be the wrong kind though. I got a couple of sweater knits that I will felt. Out of Jersey I have gotten about 4 sets of shorties, to make them diaper worthy I did have to use 2 layers though.
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Old 11-16-2012, 09:11 PM   #16
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We use WCW interlock exclusively. Love it
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Old 11-16-2012, 10:50 PM   #17
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I love WCW too! I wish she would do custom lengths. My 3 year old loves them but the longest I could get was 12 inch inseam and he needs a 16 inch inseam. I want to try bumby out too but haven't gotten around to ordering them yet.
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Old 11-17-2012, 05:51 AM   #18
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Re: Wool Interlock Longies

I love WCW and woolybottoms... I have found that Woolybottoms are more roomier in sizing, just FYI. Oh, and I love Rainbow Waters too!!!
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Old 11-17-2012, 10:45 AM   #19
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Why is interlock so expensive?
I pay over $30/yd for the wool. Prepping it takes over eight hours and then I actively work over the dye pot for over three hours. There is quite a bit of cost involved in the supplies for dyeing and the gas/electric/water to dye as well.

I "make" less than half of minimum wage after expenses are accounted for. I'd be far better off working at the McDonald's down the street if I was trying to make money!

The nice thing about wool, though, is that just a couple pieces can really get you far. Because they can be worn so many times in between washing/relanolizing, you can get by with only two or three good pieces. We have used interlock during the day and at night. It works well in hot weather and cold weather. Interlock is sturdy and durable. I really enjoy what I do and that makes it worthwhile!
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I pay over $30/yd for the wool. Prepping it takes over eight hours and then I actively work over the dye pot for over three hours. There is quite a bit of cost involved in the supplies for dyeing and the gas/electric/water to dye as well.

I "make" less than half of minimum wage after expenses are accounted for. I'd be far better off working at the McDonald's down the street if I was trying to make money!
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