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Date: 7/17/13 8:59 AM

I have a patttern new look 6213 that can use soft cotton. what kind of material would this be? I want something that will drap well. I can't afford the challis that it says I can use.
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Date: 7/17/13 9:02 AM

I want something thats easy to work with. I just got done trying to make something with jersey ( it was a nightmare)
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Date: 7/17/13 11:57 AM

The cotton suggestions on the envelope are gauze and voile. Lawn could be stubstituted for voile. Lawn and voile can be all cotton, I've also seen blends. It also mentions handkerchief linen. I've seem faux handkerchief linen that was cotton/poly.
Stay away from the slippery polyesters, they can be difficult to cut and sew.
Same with gauze, some 'grow' while you're working with them.
I like that pattern, I'm going to pick it up.

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Date: 7/18/13 2:38 PM

Steffiemark did a review on PR, she used cotton batiste, looks so pretty...

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