New Jersey USA
Member since 7/2/13
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.
-- Edited on 7/26/13 6:02 AM --
Member since 7/11/05
Skill: Advanced Beginner
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.
I am going for a level of perfection that is only mine... Most of the pleasure is in getting that last little piece perfect...Inspiration is for amateurs. The rest of us just keep showing up and doing the work.
Chuck Close, painter, printmaker, photographer
Hope has two lovely daughters: Anger and Courage
Member since 12/2/09
Date: 7/26/13 3:03 PM
Slinky knit, maybe?
District of Columbia USA
Member since 5/10/06
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.
2007: purchased 115+, sewed 105+
So close to parity, yet so far
Trying again in 2008
Yards purchased: 133
Yards sewn: Somewhere around 95
2009? I give up
* Advertising and soliciting is strictly prohibited on PatternReview.com. If you find a post which is not in agreement with our Terms and Conditions, please click on the Report Post button to report it. Fabrics and more... >> Fabric for a sarong