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Baballou
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Date: 3/29/12 10:52 PM

I ordered brown striped "suiting" fabric from fashionfabricsclub, planning on making a shorter fitted skirt and tailored vest. To my surprise the fabric showed up as a heavy gauze fabric!

I wrapped some around like a skirt and sat down and immediately saw that it wrinkled up big time. I also must add that the fabric is more beautiful that I imagined, it has all my colors in in - terracotta, golden brown etc - it goes with everything in my closet. So any ideas what to use it for? I'm thinking a fuller skirt )probably gored, maybe a wrap style and then a less structured vest shirt or jacket. I want to get the most mileage out of it. Any suggestions?
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Date: 3/30/12 7:12 AM

What if you lined a full skirt? Would the wrinkling be reduced?
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Date: 3/30/12 4:45 PM

I definitely am thinking a fuller skirt but haven't had experience with lining fabric like this. I wondered about using interfacing on the entire vest and still making it. . .

Even though the fabric is dark brown it is sheer when held up to the light and (obviously) loosely woven. Still can't believe they call it suiting.
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Date: 3/30/12 5:31 PM

Do you have a link? I'm having trouble picturing it. But from your description I'm wondering if a sheer drapey cardigan might be a good application. (There was actually a recent thread on these, but I can't recall where!)

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Date: 3/30/12 6:01 PM

Have you considered underlining. It will help with the wrinkling, and make it more opaque and help stabilize the mesh. You can line it as well. Try out different fabric sandwiches. Good luck.
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