A co-worker destashed and gave me some lovely pieces of vintage fabric. She’s so generous, thank you Noela! Some of the pieces come from her mother’s stash. As soon as I felt the fabric, I knew I would make it into a Revolutionary Road dress. I am still working on the suit, waiting for silk organza, so it will wait while I make a little white dress.
A burn test revealed cotton/rayon. It has a gentle drape and a slubbed texture, but it’s firmer and lighter than a boucle. Does anyone have a name for this fabric? I love the bamboo-nettle I mentioned in the last post, but I want to make this dress sooner than sometime in 2012 when that fabric comes back in stock. I haven’t given up on the bamboo-nettle.
This textured fabric will make an eminently wearable muslin and it is the same weight as the nettle. This dress allow me to fine-tune the draft. I can experiment with the sleeve length, neck curve, and dart placement.
I drafted the bodice tonight (I can’t manage the gallery tonight, but I will document it.) When I cut the dress tomorrow I can use an existing pencil skirt pattern. I plan to line the skirt with cotton voile. Maybe a lace trim.
How should I wash this fabric? If I serge the ends, should it survive the gentle cycle? It’s vintage, but in good nick… Would contrast buttons look odd? I want to use cocanut shell, wood, something with a gentle texture…Should I make a matching clutch bag like the photo?
I do apologize if the deletion of my blogspot account caused any problems, I can’t figure out how to re-direct…