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« on: June 09, 2010 07:12:51 PM »

Hi! I want to make a dress similar to this one, and it says its made from muslin voile put through an Indian crinkle process. I have no idea what the texture of the fabric is but it looks flowy. I have to shop online so I won't be able to feel the fabrics.

What kind of fabric can I buy that will be a good substitute for the crinkled muslin voile? The light, flowy look of the dress is what attracted me to it so thats mainly what I'm looking for in the fabric. Thank you so much for your time!

http://www.freepeople.com/clothes-dresses/petticoat-halter


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« Reply #1 on: June 10, 2010 02:11:50 AM »

Why not buy cotton voile and crinkle it yourself? I've heard good things about Dharma Trading:

http://www.dharmatrading.com/html/eng/9491884-AA.shtml
http://www.dharmatrading.com/html/eng/3501-AA.shtml

Here's two articles about crinkling fabric at home:

http://www.padawansguide.com/crinkle.shtml
http://uk.answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20061005071724AAxseXI

Dharma just so happens to have crinkled rayon available:

http://www.dharmatrading.com/html/eng/684122-AA.shtml

In my Googling, I found some other companies offering crinkled cotton gauzes and georgettes, but I'd never heard of any of them, hence why I didn't include links to them.
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« Reply #2 on: June 10, 2010 08:15:13 AM »

You could use a light weight cotton muslin. 
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« Reply #3 on: June 10, 2010 05:11:03 PM »

I just ordered from Dharma Trading Company a bolt of their silky cotton voile. I'm planning to use it for lightweight linings and I'll be happy to give you a review if you'd like.
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« Reply #4 on: June 11, 2010 02:34:50 PM »

Thank you so much! I have absolutely no idea why I didn't think of learning to crinkle it myself. I guess thats what I have Craftster for, haha:)
Ming, a review of the cotton voile you ordered would be great, thanks!

Thank you so much for your help everyone!
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« Reply #5 on: June 23, 2010 03:57:05 PM »

Received my silky cotton voile from Dharma Trading recently, and it is to die for!! It's quite sheer, but very very smooth and silky. I'm planning to use this voile as underlining for some dresses this summer and it will be heavenly wearing that next to the skin. I have yet to wash any yardages but I expect some shrinkage and the wonderful texture shouldn't change much. If it does I'll report back but I'm very happy with this purchase.
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