Because I was not sure if this was the right fabric, I started out one step at a time. I experimented with the tiny tucks to see if they would stitch and press in neatly. Next I tried making the bias tube for the the Bridging (Faggoting) around the collar. Once I decided that the results were what I wanted I continued on with the outfit.
Sunday, May 23, 2010
The Quest for the Right Fabric
We are always on a quest for the right fabric for the right project. I decided to try Martha Pullen's Classic Cotton for this bubble made from pattern #129. The fabric is a soft 100% cotton and is a nice weight. Some of us who have packed away garments made of polyester/cotton blends have discovered that they are starting to discolor. Because of that, I always recommend using 100% cotton for your treasured creations.
I was thrilled with fabric and finished outfit! After the outfit was completed I decided to add the little belt to give it a more tailored look. This outfit reminds me of one that all three of my boys wore years ago, so you know it is one of my favorites.