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Date: 1/9/12 6:14 PM

I love this dress that Jennifer Garner is wearing. It is described as being made from tweed fabric.

I have looked everywhere online I can think of for some similar fabric--not too expensive. I want to replicate this dress. I can't tell but it looks like the trim is leather. I can't find any white tweed that is speckled in black. I have literally gone down the list of stores on the first post of this message board looking and can't come up with anything. Has anyone seen any similar fabric?

Also, I had the idea that if I couldn't find any similar fabric, I could do something a little different. I could use this lightweight boucle instead and trim it in some silvery gray pleather I have. What do you think?


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Date: 1/9/12 8:46 PM

I'm not able to see the dress

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Date: 1/9/12 9:58 PM

Quote: NancyZL
I'm not able to see the dress

Whoops!! I updated it with the image.
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Date: 1/9/12 10:29 PM

As can be seen in the description, this de la Renta dress is done up in a lightweight but nubbly fabric with beads, touches of chiffon (!), and net. It is not the embodiment of the standard notion of tweed, which is generally a roughish wool.

This photo shows the nubbly texture of the fabric.





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Date: 1/18/12 11:48 AM

I just found this from Moodfabrics. It is not white, but it is very light gray and has black slubs. I am thinking about getting it. Any thought? I linked to the fabric but here is a pic.

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Date: 1/18/12 1:55 PM

that is nice!!! so do you go to mood or shop online

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Date: 1/19/12 10:18 AM

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that is nice!!! so do you go to mood or shop online

I shop online so I shop online. I would love to go to Mood Fabrics one day, though.
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Date: 1/19/12 11:51 AM

Fabric looks nice but what is the content ? If you want those pleats
on the skirt the fabric needs to take a sharp crease.

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Date: 1/19/12 2:56 PM

Quote: NancyZL
Fabric looks nice but what is the content ? If you want those pleats

on the skirt the fabric needs to take a sharp crease.

The content is Lycra/Wool. Would that take a crease? If so, do you think I could make the dress with 2.5 yds? The fabric is 64" wide.
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