So my Rooibos and Peony patterns are altered and ready to go. I had some existing fabric in my stash that I could possibly use, but I also bought some new fabric in a recent splurge in Ditto.
But now I've sat down and looked at the fabrics I am stumped about what to use! I am totally overwhelmed by fabric, weight, composition, draperyness, it's all so confusing! I usually just go for cotton poplins or twills when making things as they are so easy to find and don't scare me. But I really fancied trying something a bit different with these makes.
But onto the actual possible choices. First up Peony:
I have this lovely cotton sateen in my stash, it's heavy and quite stiff, but still has movement:
I found this lush viscose fabric in Ditto, it is so soft and drapey and lovely I just fell for it.
Did you make that, does not recommend. And she's made up a fab version of this dress, so she should know! So could I get away with a drapey soft soft fabric rather than something more crisp and stiff?
Is it worth doing a wearable muslin in a poplin to see whether the pattern works better with stiff or drapey?
And then there's my possible choice for Rooibos:
I wanted a nice thick warm fabric and was looking for a gabardine, but have struggled to find any, and anyway is wool gabardine machine washable? If not can you get a cotton/wool mix??
I did find this lovely olive green needlecord with orange running through it. It was so hard to photograph though!.
I did also buy some more needlcord, it's almost velvety, the cording is so fine.
Argh maybe I should just buy a cotton twill and be done with it. I so wanted to be more adventurous with my fabric choice though.
I repeat, help!