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« on: November 05, 2008 01:21:30 PM »

I picked up 3 yrds in beautiful native american print and want to make dress.
Unfortunately I am at a loss how to sew it. It feels heavier than cotton but no heavy like denim. Would it hang better with as peasant shape top or a more structured pattern? Does it need to be hemmed? Its so nice I really don't want to mess this up  Embarrassed
Maybe I'll just save to my staff indefinetely but I thought they'd look great for fall dresses *sigh*
« Reply #1 on: November 05, 2008 04:23:16 PM »

I also have some thicker fabrics I'm pondering what to do with...  Huh

Personally, I wouldn't do a peasant style as thicker fabrics bunch forward at the neck when elasticated (I found this out the hard way!).  I think something with structure would be good, maybe cut a-line so you have a really nice shape without having to do anything else!  Re: hemming, it would depend on the fabric, maybe cut off a square and chuck it in the wash to see what happens...  You could always do bias tape if you didn't want to hem.

BTW, remember to use a bigger needle for thicker fabrics, I snapped some needles this week.  Tongue

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