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Date: 6/18/13 11:10 AM

My grandmother recently gave me two lengths of fabric with the request that I make dresses for my sister and myself. I love a good challenge, and though I don't need any more party dresses, I am happy to comply. The trouble is, they are both a crinkly sort of taffeta (with the wrinkles/crinkles/pleats running parallel to the selvedge) and I have no idea how to work with it! I've seen crinkly chiffon, but this seems too stiff to pull off a flowing, draped look. Can I sew a fitted bodice in this kind of fabric? More importantly, how do I press it? Or is fabric sold like this with the expectation that the buyer presses out the wrinkles, and all of my fears are ungrounded?
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Date: 6/18/13 1:13 PM

Taffeta is by nature a crisp, rustly fabric--definitely not drapey. Crinkle taffeta is taffeta with permanent wrinkles as part of the texture. I'm in the process of making a crinkle taffeta costume skirt, so I've pinned some tutorials... here's one that really shows off the crinkle taffeta in little girls' dresses.

If you Google "crinkle taffeta" you'll get some great images of how the fabric looks/behaves. I probably wouldn't (won't) do much more than lightly steam my yardage in the dryer, to get out the fold creases (not the crinkles). If you lay out your fabric, the difference between crinkles (which you want) and wrinkles/creases (which you don't) should be pretty obvious. Every crinkle taffeta I've come across is synthetic--nylon, acetate, poly, or some combination--so you will want to be extremely ginger with your iron, or you'll melt it.

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Date: 6/19/13 8:30 PM

I've seen this fabric work really well in raincoats and jackets. Does it have to be a dress?

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Date: 6/19/13 8:39 PM

I bought a really pretty pewter colored crinkle taffeta from Trims on Wheels at last years ASG Conference in Houston....plan on making a jacket of some sort (dressy jacket)....maybe an Anorack style.
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