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Date: 1/2/13 3:37 PM

I need some help...
what fabric is this?
I'm not sure if its cotton or rayon or something else.

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Date: 1/2/13 7:42 PM

It's probably rayon or silk.

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Date: 1/2/13 9:08 PM

I was going to say it looks like raw silk or linen.

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Date: 1/3/13 6:55 AM

I can't sew stretch fabrics so I need something which gives the look but doesn't stretch. Any suggestions?
Would a silk charmuse do?

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Date: 1/3/13 7:30 AM



That Clara Bow dress seems all about the drape. It's a figure-hugging dress, in a woven -- which makes me wonder if the bodice and skirt have been cut on the bias.


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Date: 1/3/13 12:43 PM

Rayon is a woven and will definitely give you the drapiness you need for this dress. Cottons are a lot stiffer so I don't think they'll work very well.

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Date: 1/3/13 12:55 PM

Not sure if rayon was used in clothing in those days??? I'd say it's some type of silk.

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Date: 1/3/13 1:32 PM

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Rayon is a woven and will definitely give you the drapiness you need for this dress. Cottons are a lot stiffer so I don't think they'll work very well.

When I was looking for rayon it all seems to be stretchy?

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Date: 1/3/13 3:02 PM

Rayon Challis is a lovely drapy woven. Check these out:
Fabric Mart rayon challis print
Fabric.com rayon challis solid

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Date: 1/3/13 6:41 PM

My guess would be a silk crepe.

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