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Date: 8/6/13 5:33 PM

I love this Vogue pattern and have searched in vain for some similar plaid fabric. I finally emailed Vogue and they said that this fabric was made specifically for the designer and was not available. Since then I have tried to just find some pretty plaid fabric. I came across this silk dupioni on ebay. Do you think the dress would look good made from it? On a side note, has anyone seen any fabric similar to the fabric used in the original dress? Thanks.

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Date: 8/6/13 7:23 PM

It's really a very simple pattern, and would probably look good in just about anything.
The colors in your chosen fabric don't jump out at me, but if you like them, go for it.

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Date: 8/7/13 1:15 PM

$17.50 a yard is pretty pricey and you would need extra yardage to match this plaid. Those squares are 4 1/4" wide and would need to be matched. It is a pretty fabric, but I would try it with less expensive fabric.

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Date: 8/8/13 2:58 AM

Oh yes, I too think the fabric for that dress is awesome. I think your choice of plaid is a good one. You'll of course have to spend some time thinking about how you want the plaid to match (some matching is inevitable), but, as shown in the original dress, a strict match isn't going to be necessary -- you can work with it to get whatever nifty pattern, which may or may not be symmetrical, you want.

As an off-the-wall idea, you could think about contacting Kay Unger directly, to see if they're willing to sell you a length of that fabric. I have no idea whether they'd even respond, but the worst they could say is "no." Worth thinking about if you're dead set on this particular fabric.

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Date: 8/8/13 8:15 AM

Spoonfabric ? can print off a few yards of any fabric you create. Other than knowing the fabric content and hand, perhaps you could get a scan of the fabric to recreate it.

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Date: 8/12/13 12:55 PM

Thanks everyone for your suggestions.

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Date: 8/12/13 6:09 PM

Love the dress & fabric. To me it doesn't look like a true plaid .
I'd keep an eye out at the Emma OneSock site where I think I've seen similar types of prints/abstracts, or at least in the same mode.
Am thinking a cotton with a bit of lycra would work well & be
more comfortable too.
This print reminds me of yours:
"fabric #36451". I think the pleats in the dress would give the
effect of your original Vogue fabric.

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Date: 8/13/13 4:26 PM

Thank you. That is pretty fabric. Could you tell me what viscose fabric is like? Do you think it would work for my dress? For some reason, I never think of Emmaonesock. I have ordered from there before, but it never crosses my mind. I am definitely going to keep an eye out for some fabric there.
P.S. I keep going back and staring at that fabric and I think I am liking it better than the original used by Vogue. I can't buy fabric until the end of September (done spent the budget for this month) so I hope it is still available then.


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Date: 8/14/13 11:29 PM

Glad you like it ! I do think it would look well in that style. Viscose is a rayon. Since the description states that it is drapery it should work but always good to get a swatch (free) first . I'm never disappointed with EOS fabric . They often sell out but then there's always something new that catches my eye!

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