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Kimberlaina
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Date: 7/28/12 9:01 PM

It's the pink vintage dress again . . .

I posted about the pattern in the pattern forum, and I'm looking for the fabric too! The link below goes to a gorgeous (and very pink) vintage dress that I would like to re-create in a cool color befitting a redhead. The fabric texture is part of what makes the great preppy look of the dress though. Does anyone know where I can acquire vintage or vintage-style double knit with a diamond pattern like this? I know it must be out there because I own another dress made of this *exact* same fabric in a melon hue. Any tips on acquiring textured double knit in general are also appreciated. Thanks!

http://www.etsy.com/listing/103488316/bright-pink-dress-with-neck-tie-buttons?
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Date: 7/28/12 10:50 PM

Ebay is a good place to start looking, I've picked up some really funky 70s fabrics there.
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In reply to Kimberlaina

Date: 7/29/12 1:11 AM

Emma One Sock and Marcy Tilton both carry a good assortment of double knits. Also check Gorgeous Fabrics and Christine Jonson Fabrics. They're all online highly reputable shops.

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Date: 7/29/12 7:20 PM

Look at the Goodwill or estate sales, I see it all the time.

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