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Has anyone tried a fine corduroy with the picnic blouse?

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    moussy @moussy

    I have some 21-wale corduroy that I’m dying to try out with this pattern. I plan to lengthen the sleeves to help with the cold weather as well. I have some reservations about the shoulder bias trim/casing. Has anyone tried this pattern with a little thicker material than your typical quilting cotton?

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    Mel @Mel

    I’ve only used lightweight fabric but maybe you can use lighter weight coordinating fabric for the casing? It gets folded to the inside so isn’t visible.

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    moussy @moussy

    Oh! I only skimmed the directions so far. I was planning on using a light cotton for the bodice facings anyways. This could work! Thank you! Hope to get to this project shortly:)

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    Nicole @motherof5

    I have made three in wool.

    One a fine suiting,one a knit and one a very chunky felted wool. http://www.flickr.com/photos/motherof5/sets/72157626639099661/

    No problems with any of them.

    ~Nicole~

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    Tamara @justsewit

    I’ve only used corduroy to make an Icecream top and that worked. I don’t see why it shouldn’t work for the class picnic top if it is a 21 wale corduroy.

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    meleliza @meleliza

    I’m doing one right now in a thick flannel, not much different than cord. I think it would be perfect! I suggest using something lightweight for the bias casings and facings too if you want. I used scraps of plain cotton voile.

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    KarenK @KarenK

    I’ve used fine wale cord for a number of O+S patterns that would not typically seem right for lightweight cord. I think it would be great for that blouse and I second the lighter weight fabric facings/casing! Can’t wait to see it. 🙂

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    moussy @moussy

    Success! I did use a light cotton for the facing/casing. I lengthened the sleeves and added casing/elastic to the cuffs. What a great little pattern! Can’t wait to tackle another one in cotton and the shorts as well.

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    Maggie @Maggie

    Will you be posting pictures on Flickr? I’d love to see it.

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    Sarvi @Sarvi

    Yay, glad it worked out well! Do post a photo.

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