Choosing the right fabric is the key to making a great garment. With so many options for shopping online, it can be hard to find the perfect fabric without being able to touch and feel the fabric yourself.
This column is designed to help you get your next sewing project off to a great start with excellent fabric. We rounded up an international list of fabrics perfect for the Reggie and Gabrielle dresses, to make your online shopping simple and fun. So let’s go fabric shopping!
The Best Fabrics for the Reggie Dress
4 | Ikat
The yarns for ikat fabrics are dyed before they are woven together, which gives this fabric distinct patterns and rich color combinations.
2 | Rayon Challis
5 | Double Gauze
Fabrics to Avoid:
The Best Fabrics for the Gabrielle Dress
Jersey knits come in a variety of blends. Gabrielle looks great in a drapey knit fabric, so look for rayon or bamboo blends.
4 | ITY
ITY (interlocking twist yarn) knits are rising in popularity. They have a high percentage of polyester, so not only are they very soft and stretchy, they are also resistant to wrinkles.
5 | Metallic Dots
This jersey knit features a metallic design that really stands out.