Waterloo Bouquet on Stretch Denim is another fabric worth buying for. It is a lightweight fabric which is perfect for creating the latest trending looks in jeans, jackets, skirts, and children’s apparel. It is two way stretch with 25% stretch from selvage to selvage. This denim has 96%cotton 4%spandex .
I always wash my fabric before working on them. But keep in mind that washing your fabric with raw edge may result to massive fraying. There are some people who secure the raw edges of the fabric before washing to avoid fraying. It’s either securing the raw edge using a fabric glue or zigzag stitch them. I didn’t sew or glue the raw edges of my fabric but it didn’t fray that much. Here are the settings of my washing machine and dryer.
Setting: speed wash
Wash rinse: cold
Spin speed: medium
Soil level: light
Drying: Delicate cycle then traditional air drying
This is how much it frayed. Not that bad.
Before: 36 1/8″ × 56.5″
After: 33 7/8″ x 55 7/8″
TEST RESULT: There’s noticeable bleeding in water but the print is not affected at all.
The shrinkage in the grainline is 2 1/4″ and shrinkage from selvage to selvage is 5/8″
I used Haute skinny pants sewing pattern and added a little detail on pocket for this fabric. Look how lovely my pants are!
Remember, don’t wait too long to grab some of this printed denim.. You won’t like to miss this colorful fabric.