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Fabric for a sarong
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Linda0902
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Date: 7/26/13 6:01 AM

My daughter asked me to make a sarong for her. I have a white eyelet fabric, but it's cotton, and I'm thinking it will wrinkle badly when she ties a knot in it. I'd like some suggestions for what type of fabric would be a good choice.
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Date: 7/26/13 6:28 AM

Most of the sarongs that I have seen are made of a soft, drapey rayon. Anything you buy is going to wrinkle at the site of the knot.

I would think eyelet would not have quite enough drape. You want it to flow gracefully over her curves.

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Date: 7/26/13 3:03 PM

Slinky knit, maybe?

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Date: 7/26/13 3:53 PM

This is one area where polyester chiffon actually works well. Lightweight so it doesn't look all bunchy and bulge-y at the knot, doesn't wrinkle, packs tiny, dries quickly. However, depending on the print it is not very opaque (darker colors will be harder to see through, but probably still won't provide full coverage), if that is an important feature for her.

It would take a lot of persuading to get me to make anything else out of poly chiffon, though.

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