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Fabric choices for Easter Bubble

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    roundtheworldgirl @roundtheworldgirl

    I’m so excited that the Bubble Dress is now available as a PDF. I plan to make both my girls Easter dresses for next year using this pattern. But I have some questions about fabric choices. I have acquired most of my sewing experience and knowledge while living in Russia, without access to a wide range of fabrics to feel and fondle. We are moving in a couple weeks but will be back home in the U.S. for the summer, during which time I plan to stock up on fabrics for the next two years. I want the bubble dresses to be pretty dressy and was thinking dupioni silk. That’s a stiffer silk fabric, right? I am envisioning a crisp kind of a look. And if I were to use it, what would be advisable for the lining? My older daughter has a nasty case of eczema and I try to dress her only in natural fabrics next to her skin. Could I use cotton as the lining?

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    Tamara @justsewit

    Absolutely! My rule of thumb is natural fibres with natural fibres, synthetics with synthetics. Of course I do stretch the rules a little but if your girl has eczema this would be the best thing – maybe a voile to keep it light? Something cotton but not too heavy would be perfect.

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