Jersey

Description : A knit fabric, originally made exclusively from wool, but today made from wool, cotton or synthetic fibres. Jersey is usually single knitted and light-weight, typically with a lot of stretch.
Fabrication :
Subtypes : Double knitted jersey has less stretch and is a heavier fabric.
Dyes, color treatment and washing characteristics :
Draping properties : Has excellent draping properties.
Cutting properties : Make certain that the fabric doesn't drape off the cutting table, as this will pull the fabric out of shape during cutting. If edges curl, press them before laying out the fabric or use a spray starch.
Sewing challenges : Eliminate facings where possible. Use weights or pins to hold pattern pieces to fabric.
Example creations : hot pink hoodie, sunny dress, white top, deep purple dress, springtime top, gretel shirt, fencing shirt, black t-shirt,
Uses worldwide : Often used in dresses and women's tops, but also for lingerie, full skirts, pull-on pants and wrap garments.
Origins and history : The fabric was first produced on the Isle of Jersey in the English Channel during the medieval epoch.
Wikipedia reference

References:
Jersey Workshop: http://www.burdafashion.com/downloads/Workshops_EN/Workshop_Jersey_EN.pdf

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