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Featherwale for Birthday Party Dress?

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    DFitz @DFitz

    Can I make the birthday party dress using a featherwale corduroy, or will this make the box pleats too bulky? Thank you!

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    meleliza @meleliza

    I’m thinking it would be difficult to do those pleats nicely with corduroy. How about the music box jumper? That would work very well with cord and give a similar look.

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    DFitz @DFitz

    Thanks melelitz. That’s what I was thinking, but thought I’d ask for some advice anyways. I have my heart set on the Birthday dress for Christmas. I love the idea of the bow in front with some type of festive fabric. I may have to make the whole dress in a cotton, but I worry about it being too light to wear in cold weather.

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    scgoble @scgoble

    I’ve done this in corduroy. The pleats are not as crisp as with a cotton, but still very cute I think.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/22395843@N08/5464720273/in/photostream

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/22395843@N08/5364605127/in/photostream

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    catherinel @catherinel

    I think you could make it in featherwale as long as the facings are a lightweight cotton. I’ve pleated and smocked featherwale many times and it really handles really well, not adding too much bulk.

    scgoble–your version is really cute!

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    meleliza @meleliza

    I do like that navy one Camille! And I love the idea of this dress with a bow for Christmas, though I don’t think cord will add a huge amount of warmth when there aren’t any sleeves. However, I don’t worry too ,UVB about wrmth for Christmas clothes because I find that a house full of people with the oven going all day gets pretty warm. And at church we keep our coats on.

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    DFitz @DFitz

    I love the pictures of the dresses done in corduroy! I was planning on using the dress as a jumper and pairing it with a white turtleneck for warmth. Thanks to everyone for your input. You’ve been quite helpful!

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