©TechnicalUniversity ofLiberec 2009
FABRIC, FORM and FLAT PATTERN CUTTING, DESIGNING PATTERNS
Blazena Musilova, FT TU Liberec, Department of Clothing TechnologyE-mail: email@example.com
Knitted fabric will stretch and mould around the body.Consequently, the amount of ease allowance can be reduced.How much reduction depends on the elasticity of the fabric.The final pattern production may have to be modified fora specific fabric.
Weft knitting is more extendable across, in the weft directionwarp knitting is firmer.
Woven fabric with a blend of elastan(Lycra) can have the abilityto stretch in either the warp or weft direction or both.Clothing pressure is a combination of garment, human body andthe mechanical interactions between them. True fitting tight -fitsportswear to the body shape can only by achieved by the useof a stretch fabric, which can expand and contract without bucklingor wrinkling to accommodate body movement.
Mechanical properties of the fabric