If you haven’t read Part 1, I encourage you to visit that post by clicking here.
What are the different types of fabric?
Natural Fabrics: – These are created from the animal’s skins, the cocoons of silkworms, plants seeds, and leaves & stems. Through research online and some experience I’ve found that natural fabrics are breathable and never cause rashes. They are very soft and durable. I prefer natural fabrics.
e.g. Cotton, Silk, Linen Fabric, Wool, Leather, Ramie
e.g. Chiffon, Organza, Nylon, Velvet, Polyester, Taffeta, Rayon, Spandex, Georgette, Viscose, Satin
Back to Your Pattern!
Bear in mind that the fabric suggestions are not concrete. They are more of a guideline, giving you the perfect starting point. Once you being to understand and identify the different types of fabric, you’ll be able to choose the appropriate ones for your pattern. It becomes so much easier once you know the different feel, weight, flow and fall of fabrics.
How would you like to make some PJ’s in this Kaboom! little number – 100% cotton 🙂
Fabric comes in standard widths: 36”, 42”, 54”- 58”, & 60”. There are other widths that fall between 90” and 110″ but these are for curtains and home decor. Also, it’s important to remember the width of your fabric and pattern of fabric (e.g. Plaids and Diagonals) may dictate how much yardage is needed.
With so many options in color, texture and pattern, fabric has the ability to reflect your personality. It’s a great way to express your style. Once the fabric is chosen we can then move on to the notions you’ll need to complete your project. This is a post by itself. Mastering Notions will be coming soon. For now, I’ll just share the basics. Most likely you’ll need the following notions to complete a simple skirt, dress, or blouse.
- Coordinating Thread
Sewing is an exciting adventure!!! Good luck with your projects and thanks for visiting!