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Date: 6/9/13 1:37 AM

I'm going to be making this dress for a very cute 3 year old girl : The Posh Cowl Dress PDF Pattern

Unfortunately, the only thing mentioned about fabric is how many yards you need. There is no suggested fabrics. So I need help finding something appropriate. HELP!!



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Date: 6/9/13 7:17 AM

The listing says:

For those with warmer weather, this design is still very versatile! Make the sleeveless design in soft linens, lightweight cottons, or lawn fabrics for an airy, fun look.

In general I'd use a fabric with some drape to it, since it looks like the cowl is cut on the straight grain. The fabric in the product shot looks like a suiting, maybe? Linen might work too. Just make sure the fabric isn't too crisp!

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Date: 6/9/13 12:21 PM

I guess that's my issue - what fabrics drape well?

If I use a suiting fabric, do you think it should be lined? Pattern does not include a lining.

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Date: 6/9/13 12:33 PM

Just from the Etsy shop


For those with warmer weather, this design is still very versatile! Make the sleeveless design in soft linens, lightweight cottons, or lawn fabrics for an airy, fun look.


SUITABLE FABRICS:

::Cottons (of any weight)
::Linens
::Lawns
::Silks/Silk polyester
::Jacquards
::Wools/tweeds

From the photo I would say that is a Linen - nice drape to it!

Good luck

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Date: 6/9/13 12:49 PM

This may help you to understand drape This includes a list of fabrics along with indicators of drape.

Just my personal opinion, but the neck looks too old and fussy for a toddler. But then that is just the opinion of a grandmother and not the one who will be dressing the child.

PS: No to the suiting. Make it light and sleeveless for Summer to see (1) how it looks, (2) how receptive the child is to wearing it and (3) you can slip on a long sleeve top under the dress for cooler weather.

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Date: 6/9/13 5:57 PM

Thanks Patti!

I think keeping it light is the right thing to do... that reminded me of the Liberty of London lawn with hello kitty.

I sent the mom a pic of it... we'll see if she likes it or not.

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Date: 6/9/13 8:32 PM

Wow! That is really nice of you to consider that fabric. I've seen it at Fabric.com and I love it, but at more than $20 a yard it is a no-go for me.

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Date: 6/9/13 11:39 PM

OMG that is super cute! That almost looks to me like a wool.

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Date: 6/10/13 0:51 AM

This is a great reference PattiJ. Thanks!

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Date: 6/10/13 10:17 AM

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Just my personal opinion, but the neck looks too old and fussy for a toddler. But then that is just the opinion of a grandmother and not the one who will be dressing the child.

I totally agree with PattiAnnJ. I take care of little children and am a Grandmother too. Kids do not like any bulk or itchy around their necks at all--they complain constantly.

Although the little model looks cute in the dress, my thoughts are that she hated the dress' neckline--especially in the fabric they used. The other photos of it on the web site show it better. It makes my imagination think the photo shoot probably was a bit difficult.

Little girls really like ruffles and twirly the best of all. I hate to be a downer but I would not buy this pattern.


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