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« on: July 31, 2011 09:30:29 PM »

Fall is just around the corner, so I'm starting to plan out new sewing projects. I really want to make a warm wrap dress, but I'm not sure what fabric I should use as my sewing machine is a bit...tricky. I've had horrible luck with knit fabric, and best luck with cotton, but that won't be warm enough. I was thinking about using wool gabardine, but I'm afraid that it might be too heavy. What fabric do you recommend for a warm yet "light" dress?
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« Reply #1 on: August 01, 2011 06:18:50 AM »

Silk!   Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: August 06, 2011 09:03:22 AM »

wool garbadine is a very fine fabric and will be easy for you to use.  its a good idea and will be warm.  a raw silk is also a good idea.
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« Reply #3 on: August 19, 2011 07:40:52 PM »

Thanks for the imput Smiley

I can't afford silk, so I'll just stick to the gab
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« Reply #4 on: August 19, 2011 08:19:35 PM »

Is your machine generally finicky, or just with knits?  Knits are about three billion times easier to sew on a serger.

Don't rule out silk-- there are some really good deals out there.  Wools aren't cheap either.  Silk has a reputation for luxury, but it's not generally the most expensive of fabrics.  It's more expensive than cotton, but there's lots of inexpensive silk out there, especially if you keep an eye out on sites that have good sales. 
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« Reply #5 on: August 20, 2011 02:54:05 PM »

Cotton and layer it!
layering is super cute!

a cute dress with a cute sweater over it,
with leggings or pantyhose with cute boots!
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