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.

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.

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.



Laurie said...

I just LOVE this bubble!

Robin Hart said...

That is a darling bubble. I usually reserve imperial for those things that will be worn a lot but not truly special. It is nice to have a few things that do not need to be ironed, but the process of ironing is nice as well.

Smocking with Gwen said...

Hi Michie',
This little bubble is so sweet. Have wanted to try this classic it a broadcloth weight or a bit like a "heavier" batiste?

Michie' Mooney said...

The fabric feels just like Imperial Broadcloth and although it is 100% cotton it did not wrinkle terribly.


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