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« on: June 28, 2010 01:06:57 PM »

I really like the style of this dress and would like to make some. I see these dresses mostly made in rayon or viscose woven fabrics, which I think is difficult to find. Is there a type of cotton or silk blend that can provide similar drape? Where can I buy appropriate fabric for this project? Thank you.

http://www.asos.com/Vero-Moda/Vero-Moda-Ikat-Print-Mini-Sun-Dress/Prod/pgeproduct.aspx?iid=1080813&cid=8799&sh=0&pge=2&pgesize=20&sort=3&clr=Pink

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« Reply #1 on: June 29, 2010 09:45:09 AM »

Rayon challis isn't all that hard to find.  They have it in Hancock's year round, around here.  A silk crepe de chine would drape well, too, but it's not going to be as casual.  Cotton tends to be stiffer, but I've noticed organic cottons drape a little more like rayon and viscose, but at least around here, a woven organic cotton is pretty hard to find.
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