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How to accentuate BUBBLE fullness of skirt and best fabrics to use?

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    meleliza @meleliza

    what about using a lining fabric with some body or crispness to help give the bubble shape?

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    meleliza @meleliza

    So I’m still searching for the right fabric for this. How about a cotton sateen? Or a heavier linen?

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    Liesl Gibson
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    I still like a crisp, lightweight fabric for this pattern. It looks terrific in a lawn. Sateen might work if it’s not too drapey. Handkerchief linen could be very cute, but I’d caution you against something too heavy. Since the dress is lined, lightweight is best. And the bubble-ness is achieved best with something light, too. Quilting cottons are great if you use a light lining–it might be a little heavy with a quilting cotton lining as well. Does that help?

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    meleliza @meleliza

    Thanks, Liesl, that is helpful. I’ll search for something crisp and lightweight.

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    meleliza @meleliza

    So I found a beautiful robins egg blue dupioni on fabric row. I hadn’t necessarily wanted to do this in silk, but I couldn’t find any other fabric with crispness in a color I liked. Now I’m wondering what to line it with. Something that also has body? Batiste or more like broadcloth. Of course is I use quilting cotton, It will probably be easier to find the right color.

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    Nicole @motherof5

    I have to say I would be tempted to self line but that may be a crease nightmare!

    I tend to line with cotton/rich poplin,its cheap,there are a myriad of colours available(I always have a bit to hand as I use it for costumes)and it is crease resistant.

    Robins egg blue sounds dreamy….

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    Tamara @justsewit

    Meleliza, I always like batiste because it is lightweight and doesn’t interfere with the whole look of the style of dress. However, if the color is difficult to match, broadcloth would still be great.

    I love the sound of the colour. But then I am seriously a blue sorta gal.

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    meleliza @meleliza

    Thanks ladies! I think it will be impossible to match if I order online, so I will be limited to what I can find in a brick and mortar. My local quilt shop stocks the entire range of free sprout solids, so I know I might find something there. The shop in fabric row did not have a suitable lining fabric, and I don’t remember seeing something at the other shops either, but I could try again. Otherwise, maybe a contrast lining. Maybe a soft yellow batiste? Just thinking aloud. I’m not a blue person, but this shade is extraordinary.

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