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Subject: First Communion dress Date: 1/28/13 0:26 AM

May I have fabric suggestions for a First Communion dress?
I am thinking dotted Swiss, but have found fabric so inexpensive I know it's not quality, and on the other hand $30+ a yard is too much. So I am thinking what other fabric could I use, maybe $15 to $20 a yard? Think I read a previous post that a washable dress worked out well for someone. I guess not too fragile. I would rather work with a quality cotton than a cheap polyester that might never hang right.
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Subject: First Communion dress Date: 1/28/13 0:33 AM

I love working with lawn or handkerchief linen for dresses like this. Look on the Martha Pullen website. Leslie

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Date: 1/28/13 0:35 AM

May I have suggestions for fabric to make a not too fragile, possibly washable First Communion Dress? I have a mind a simple A-line dress with short sleeves, with a bit of trim. No particular pattern yet.

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Subject: Topic merged Date: 1/28/13 1:51 AM

Topic merged from First Communion dress into Fabric for First Communion Dress

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Date: 1/28/13 7:51 AM

I used a silk jaquard from Thai silks. I made sure to hand wash the fabric first, and it worked out wonderfully.Thai silks

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Date: 1/28/13 8:29 AM

here is another from FabricMartFabrics, but it is on sale today onlyFabric mart dotted swiss

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Date: 1/28/13 8:32 AM

I think Mama made mine out of a simple white cotton or polished cotton. I'll see if I can find some pictures.

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Date: 1/28/13 10:47 AM

Anything from Farmhouse Fabrics. They have lovely batiste and lawn. I see some dotted swiss on their site but very expensive.

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Date: 1/28/13 12:11 PM

I worked at MouseFeathers years ago (not sure if anyone even remembers them now)

They made beautiful dresses in linen with cotton organdy trim. Washable, but elegant.

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Date: 1/28/13 2:17 PM

I am working on one now. I ended up with Swiss organdy lined in lawn with some embroidery trim, all of which I purchased from Farmhouse fabrics. They also have an Italian organdy that is a little softer and less expensive, but narrower. I went with Swiss because it will allow me to cut the skirt in one piece so I don't have any seams ruining the sheer lines.

This is what the little girl choose, however, I think a fine handkerchief linen would also be a good choice. Martha Pullens linen is expensive. Maybe try grayline linen in New York. Just be sure to order swatches. Alternatively, the silk cotton radience made by Robert kaufmann might work too.

I'm excited someone else is making communion dresses!
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