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marymary86
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Date: 7/8/12 9:53 PM

I want to make a basic black six gore skirt that has some drape and movement.

I learned so much about great fabric selection from the knit sew along Lynn Rowe hosted a while back and can now confidently order good fabric on line for a knit top on line.

I feel clueless though about what to order for such a skirt without being able to hold the fabric to see how it feels and how it drapes.

Does anyone have fabric suggestions?

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Date: 7/8/12 9:58 PM

Silk Georgette

Here's one I'm considering (I know it's not black but it seems pretty and the price is right). Would this work?

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Date: 7/8/12 9:58 PM

If we had a winter here, I'd love it in wool crepe.

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Date: 7/8/12 10:17 PM

Matte jersey. JoAnn actually carries a nice black matte jersey that they call Super matte. Good drape that creates swing in the skirt yet enough substance to look smooth and not show bumps and lumps. And it's easy to sew, easy to wash and never wrinkles.

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Date: 7/8/12 11:32 PM

I'd love it in rayon! A nice woven, like challis.

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Date: 7/9/12 11:21 AM

oh my gosh - I love you!

I need a "staple" basic black knit so badly and didn't even know such a thing existed. I had no idea that a basic would be carried season after season. Adding easy to sew? <>

Thank you!

I appreciate the other suggestions too. They'll be great when I get good enough to expand into other fabrics. Right now I'm trying to develop a few TNT's and learn to sew them well.

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Date: 7/9/12 3:22 PM

I did one for a client years ago in a Rayon/Poly/Lycra twill. It had a great drape, comfortable to wear and was machine washable.
Last I checked it was still her "go-to" skirt.

Juliette

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Date: 7/9/12 4:21 PM

Dittto challis, cool for summer, swingy and more casual than a silkie + no lining.
It comes in more subtle prints/solids than the Loud fabrics out there. I made a couple for cooler-than-pants for summer with simple elastic waist--I never tuck in anything.
S 4881 has some cute ruffles to add.
They come out of the wash nicely, just hang to dry. Challis should be on closeouts now. Topstitch the 6 gore seams for a nice effect.
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Date: 7/9/12 4:58 PM

I recently finished a 5 gore skirt in Brussels washer linen. I have used it before and really like it alot!

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Date: 7/9/12 7:07 PM

I would also go for Matt jersey...but in silk. Cool for summer, warm for winter, easy to sew. Needs hand washing, but if you use the no-rinse hand washing liquid made for silk (never ever use Woolite on silks) it's quick and easy.

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