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Date: 3/26/13 12:03 PM

I've selected a cotton/poly seersucker fabric for a dress to wear to my friend's wedding in May. I am learning towards a sleeveless, fit & flare style like Simplicity 2444. Will seersucker hold a pleat or just poof out awkwardly at the waist?

Seersucker isn't traditionally lined, but I feel the bodice may need a little something. Would cotton batiste be a good option? I do have some super soft mousseline on hand, but am worried that might be too light weight.

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Date: 3/27/13 5:35 AM

All of the answers depend on your particular seersucker! Perhaps you can try draping it (in the shop or at home, if you already have it) to determine pleat-ability. I don't think it will take a 'hard' crease. Seersucker is lined just like any other fabric - just choose a compatible fabric that works well for you. I lined a poly/cotton seersucker dress with cotton lawn, very comfortable. I did cut the lining a little larger than the dress and eased it in, because it is machine-washable - allows for some shrinkage of the cotton v.s. the poly/cotton.


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