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flowered calico from Joann Fabrics
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Date: 3/25/12 9:10 AM

I just bought this material last night. It wasn't marked on what type of matrial but I loved the flower's and the color. I was going to make a skirt out of it. I wanted to try the Meringue skirt from the Colette sewing handbook. When I came home and searched the Joann website I found the material and it is a calico. Now I am not sure what I can make out of it. Here is the site:
flowered calico

Joann's didn't know what it actually was since it wasn't marked and said maybe a calico so they charged me $5.99 a yard with 25 % off. What would you make with this 4 yards of material. All suggestions would be appreciated. If anyone can add th picture I would appreciate it. Thanks

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Date: 3/25/12 9:32 AM

Wonderful! The designers are still rockiní florals for the next 3 seasons . Any dress will be great like this #6



but with 4 yards you could have one of these



or you could make a statement coat





and pull solid colors out of your print -- navy, blue, sky, fern, white, yellow, mustard -- for pants, skirts and tops.

Have fun!

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Date: 3/25/12 9:51 AM

I also like number six, maybe not so fitted. I didn't know how much material to get, so thought more is better. Have you worked with calico, does it make up nice and wash nice? I bet it wil need ironed after each washing.

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Date: 3/25/12 9:51 AM

I also like number six, maybe not so fitted. I didn't know how much material to get, so thought more is better. Have you worked with calico, does it make up nice and wash nice? I bet it wil need ironed after each washing.

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Date: 3/25/12 9:59 AM

Me, I love cottons. That's all I work with -- cotton wovens. That's IT. Easy to handle, easy to cut, easy to sew, glorious to wear and wash. I unapologetically wear cotton through all 4 seasons: even during New York winter.

And I actually like ironing, with my homemade water sprinkler and my homemade starch: I stiffen where I want it crisp, and keep it soft where I want it to sway.



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Date: 3/25/12 2:02 PM

Your name may be Mary, but now it's also "Enabler!"

I'm gonna have to run down there and see if our store has it. I've been looking for blue fabric to make a summer maxi-dress - because that's what I wear.

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Date: 3/25/12 9:00 PM

what do you line your cotton dress with?

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Date: 3/26/12 9:09 AM

This is such pretty material. When I saw it I thought "easy, breezy, summer dress". I line my easy, breezy summer dresses with very lightweight broadcloth(I try to find one with a bit of a blend, not all cotton). I've also used the slinky type lining.

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Date: 3/27/12 1:23 PM

I'd suggest underlining with a batiste or other lightweight cotton. Underlining will reduce the amount of ironing needed. Try it. It's amazing.

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