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Date: 2/28/13 4:42 PM

I am wanting to use B5894 to recreate this dress. The fabric for the Modcloth dress is described as being a rayon silk blend but it almost looks like it has a dupioni or a shantung texture. I have been looking also at silk brocades here . I am finding a lot of possibilities, but I am having trouble finding some coordinating fabrics. Does anyone know where I can look online to find some coordinating shantungs, or dupionis, or brocades? I don't have to have the real silk. Polyester will work just fine.
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Date: 2/28/13 7:43 PM

I can't answer your question but I sure hope you will post a pic of what you make!
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In reply to blessedtosew

Date: 3/1/13 4:33 PM

What about the reverse side of the fabric that you choose?
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Date: 3/1/13 5:04 PM

Great minds think alike!

I was just thinking about making this exact dress today and what fabrics I might go about using for it.

B&J Fabrics has some embroidered shantungs that are luscious (Gertie used one for the sample dress in her newly released pattern): http://www.bandjfabrics.com/fabrics/embroidered-shantung

Maybe one idea you could do is have an embroidered material for the main body and then a plain contrast color for the hem?
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Date: 3/1/13 6:08 PM

Here are four colorways of the same pattern of rayon/poly brocade at Thai Silks. $6.50 a yard on sale right now!

Thai Silks also has rayon/silk brocades at $17.55 a yard. Some of these also come in a more than one colorway, although you'll have to click on each one to see, since they inexplicably show different thumbnail views for each swatch.

Rayon/poly is a bit harder to work with than rayon/silk brocade because poly doesn't press as beautifully as the silk blend does. If you've never worked with brocade, you should know that the cut edges shed little microscopic fibers to float around your sewing room and cling to your clothes. A thorough clean-up after the project is a must!
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Date: 3/1/13 6:25 PM

Thank you so much everyone. I will check those out.
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