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Date: 6/24/06 3:35 PM

I saw some polyester koshibo on a fabric web site. It has a print I really liked and said it was good for blouses or skirts (and dresses I assume). Is it breathable? Is it textured? All I could see was the print design. Is it durable? Easy to sew? Wash well?

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Date: 6/24/06 3:56 PM

It's not breathable since it's poly. I've used it a lot for skirts, but it would work for blouses or dresses. Weight-wise it's similar to peachskin but it has a texture instead of being smooth. Kind of hard to describe exactly, but somewhat of a crepe texture. I think it originated in Japan. My Dad's assistant of many years was from there and gave us kids little gifts (wallets, boxes, etc.) covered with this fabric.

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Date: 6/25/06 1:39 PM


HSN carries the Maggie Sweet line of clothing that uses what they call Kashibo crepe. It's 100% polyester. You could go there and see what those garments look like made up.

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Date: 6/27/06 9:20 PM

Basic poly wovens for ladies wear steps up as follows:

Chiffons - lighest, sheer, needs lining
Georgette - light, sheer, needs lining
Double Georgette - light, opaque, lining optional
Koshibo - heavier, opaque, no lining needed

Koshibo sometimes has a light crepe finish.


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Date: 7/1/06 3:00 AM

Thanks! I couldn't tell what the weight or texture was when I saw it on web sites. Some very pretty prints, but it was hard to know if I could use it and how much to buy since I didn't know what it would be good for.

So, maybe I'll get some for a swirly skirt?

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Date: 7/1/06 6:00 AM

Quote: popoagiesmiles
Thanks! I couldn't tell what the weight or texture was when I saw it on web sites. Some very pretty prints, but it was hard to know if I could use it and how much to buy since I didn't know what it would be good for.



So, maybe I'll get some for a swirly skirt?

It is beautiful fabric for a drapey skirt. Some of my favourite skirts are made from this. It is textured and very fluid and swishes and swirls beautifully. I rarely see it nowadays and stocked up on some I discovered on our fabric shopping day during PR Weekend Down Under.

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Date: 7/1/06 12:45 PM

A couple of my favorite summer shirts are made from this fabric. It's a little pebbly, as others have said, and very drapey. I find it also surprisingly cool in hot weather, though the fact that the shirt pattern is loosely fitted probably helps.

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Date: 7/1/06 9:23 PM

I asked this because I was wanting to buy some I saw online as part of a big order of fabric I don't need after my recent purchases. But, then my girlfriend called and said she's going to Hawaii to use her Hilton time share and if I can come up with $250 in plane fare and some change for half the groceries for a week, I can come too. My son brought me his change jar and said I could use some of his savings so I'd get a vacation. I'm thinking this is the thing that might keep me from buying more fabric right now, as much as I want that piece! But, after I get back, the following month...

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Date: 7/19/06 4:50 PM

Lee Anne,
I just bought some of the blue koshibo print from you, and it seems very sheer, see-through. Now I'm looking for how to make it useable. Any thoughts?

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Date: 7/19/06 5:37 PM

What web site did you find this on?

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