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12822ISO Fabric Suggestions?!

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  • Wade MacMorrighan
    Jul 6, 2014
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      Hey guys, I am getting ready to sew some ritual robes from the Butterick cloack pattern #4050, view "B" with a few modifications: I'm sewing it closed down the front and omitting the hood.  I will also be using a black fabric that isn't that shiny velvet stuff.  I have been strongly suggested I use a poly-rayon blend because it drapes like a dream and can be thrown into the laundry to be washed and dried.  I searched high and low for poly-rayon fabric to no avail.  Aside from costume fabric--which doesn't have the heavy bottom weight nor the drape that I want--the only other poly-rayon blend that I could find was a ponte roma knit; however, while the ponte roma knit draped not just like a dream but like a FANTASY, the color was a charcoal black, rather than an actual black, and it was insanely expensive!!!  I was wondering if anyone can recommend any other fabric-types (not necessarily a poly-rayon blend) that can easily be laundered and drapes like a dream?!  It actually HURT to have to put that ponte roma back, because it felt soooo luxurious and draped so exquisitely!  :/  I will also be lining the sleeves with red satin, because the color has significance to Celtic mythology.

      Thanks,
      Wade

       


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      From: celefinniel@... [TheCostumersManifesto] <TheCostumersManifesto@yahoogroups.com>
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      Subject: [TheCostumersManifesto] Re: Scalloped edges?!

       
      Try googling "balloon blinds"  I think those are the style you mean.

      Kathe
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