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Fabric. I may have started sewing because of my love for fabric. I had a friend that worked at a fabric store when I was a teen. He (yes, he was a he) was a good excuse to go in and feel the satins and velvets and dream of unique garments. The thing was, I didn’t sew. However, when I got engaged I decided to get a dress made so I could chose the fabrics. (Non-floral brocade with chiffon sleeves overdress with satin-backed crepe underdress.)
These are a few of my favourite fabrics to sew with.
1) Cotton (have a slice of pie and read on!)
The ultimate cotton, Liberty cotton. *sigh* This was lovely to sew with but such a splurge. I felt much more comfortable sewing with this broadcloth…
2) Chiffon (still love sheer as much as I did on my wedding dress)
This is my Indio dress, a weekly go-to in summer. I love chiffons. The way they move in the breeze,
the colourful prints, the light weight looks so good with heavy denim. I have 2 lengths of chiffon waiting in my stash.
3) Shiny poly. What is the correct name for this shiny fabric? I have used it more than any other type I’m sure. It frays horribly but I keep going back. I’m like a raven, attracted by shiny objects.
These are my favourites though I am leaving out eyelet lace which I have sewn with twice and LOVE it. I also have not sewn with many silks or wools (though my fave staple item is a wool/silk blend). I am sure these will change as I sew more and feel more confident sewing with good quality fabrics.
What do you like to sew with? Do you chose patterns by fave fabric types? Do you have a dream fabric type that you haven’t sewn with yet?