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Date: 2/7/11 5:36 PM

When I saw this new Kate Spade dress, I wanted to squeal!!!

I just love the striped silk fabric but not the $350 ish price tag. The fabric is stunning. I have been searching and searching for some similar fabric. I have searched a ton of the sites that are listed at the top of this message board and I have come up with one similar fabric from fashionfabricsclub.com. It is not the right colorway, but it is a horizontal silk stripe. I really love it, but it is not the pastel like the Kate Spade dress. I am going to start searching rayons and sateens. Has anyone seen anything similar to this Kate Spade fabric?
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Date: 2/7/11 6:34 PM

Hmm, probably a custom fabric so you probably won't find anything exactly like it. I can see why you'd want it, it's lovely. I also like the piece you found at FFC.

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Date: 2/7/11 7:15 PM

Quote: NancyDaQ
Hmm, probably a custom fabric so you probably won't find anything exactly like it. I can see why you'd want it, it's lovely. I also like the piece you found at FFC.

If I made a dress similar to the KS dress from the fashionfabrics silk, do you think it would be too loud?
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Date: 2/7/11 7:32 PM

Actually the colors are quite similar. What makes the dress look more pastel is the alternating white stripes. I like the dress too.

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Date: 2/8/11 8:32 AM

How about getting white fabric and sewing one inch wide satin ribbon to it?

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Date: 2/8/11 11:07 AM

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How about getting white fabric and sewing one inch wide satin ribbon to it?

That is a fabulous idea!!! I am just worried I would get frustrated at some point or impatient, but that would be GORGEOUS!!! I will think about that. There is a local discount fabric store that sells ribbon for very cheap. I could probably get some while silk dupioni or silk shantung. The description of the dress does not tell what type of silk it is. I wish it did.

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Date: 3/10/11 6:06 PM

It's funny, I was searching for the same thing (striped silk fabric) for the same reason.

And I love the fabric you found! It's the closests I've seen!

I don't think it would be too loud, although it would be bright. But it's hard to say until it's all said and done.

Another possibility to the satin ribbon idea is alternating the striped fabric you found with a white strip of fabric. But I'm afraid even that would have a "quilted" look with so many seams.

By the way, the silk was quite flowy

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Date: 3/13/11 5:55 AM

Have you seen the new striped shirting listed at Emma One Sock? (NAYY) - just posted yesterday. striped shirting

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Date: 3/14/11 1:02 PM

I'm loving the EOS shirting. Less bright than the KS dress but still very attractive, IMO.

More ideas. This dress from White House Black Market:


ETA: another idea, pattern this time: V8648



Not sure what your body shape is but there's a view with a full skit (circle? half-circle?) and it's supposed to flatter triangle, inverted triangle and hourglass.

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Date: 3/14/11 4:43 PM

Quote: lakaribane
I'm loving the EOS shirting. Less bright than the KS dress but still very attractive, IMO.



More ideas. This dress from White House Black Market:





ETA: another idea, pattern this time: V8648







Not sure what your body shape is but there's a view with a full skit (circle? half-circle?) and it's supposed to flatter triangle, inverted triangle and hourglass.
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That striped shirting is very pretty at EOS. It looks similar to the KS dress fabric.
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