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TwilaO
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Date: 2/25/08 8:34 PM

I really love the look/feel of those floaty gathered skirts made out of a super soft, kind of thin cotton, usually with a second layer of plain cotton of the same type - like really thin muslin. Does anyone know - is that what cotton voile is?!
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Date: 2/25/08 8:52 PM

sounds like cotton voile to me: usually a finely woven, sheer cotton. I'm kooky for voile prints.

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Date: 2/25/08 8:58 PM

Cotton voile is usually printed semi sheer fabric, at least that's what I've always seen. The plain cotton underneath is usually cotton batiste. Wonderful in the summer.

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Date: 2/25/08 9:40 PM

Cotton voile does come in solids and is readily available from heirloom sewing purveyors, such as Farmhouse Fabrics. Its sheer but IMO does not have that float of a chiffon. It can actually stick to itself. It is very pretty for Christening gowns.

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Date: 2/25/08 10:21 PM

So, do you think this cotton voile at Crybaby's would make a nice soft, old-fashioned gathered skirt?
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Date: 2/25/08 10:22 PM

Would you know an online source for cotton batiste?! I always see it as a suggested fabric in BWOF patterns...
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Date: 2/26/08 2:06 AM

Gorgeous Fabrics has cotton batistes and they are on sale until the end of Feb. I believe. Hope this helps.
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Date: 2/27/08 1:04 PM

Any sources for linen gauze? Alternately, what would be an acceptable substitute? I have the Sandra Betzina shirt pattern
( can't remember the number), which shows a picture on the envelope made from linen gauze.
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