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Unread 09-06-2009, 01:54 PM   #1
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Sophie Hatter's Green Dress - What fabric?

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I'm planning to make Sophie Hatter's green dress from Howl's Moving Castle. But I was curious as to what fabric you would recommend for it. My mom thinks fleece, but I KNOW that that's not right.

What do you suggest?
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Unread 09-06-2009, 03:07 PM   #2
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I hope I put this in the right place. T___T

I'm planning to make Sophie Hatter's green dress from Howl's Moving Castle. But I was curious as to what fabric you would recommend for it. My mom thinks fleece, but I KNOW that that's not right.

What do you suggest?
O__o Fleece? wtf?

Nah, I'd go with a nice, soft cotton jersey maybe?
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I think I'd go with a cotton too (or cotton-polyester, if you must). Simple, like Sophie. ^_^
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I'm with the others when they say cotton. That would be a type of fabric suited to the style of dress and her class really.
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A cotton crepe would work well if you want a little bit of texture, and if you want a smoother look cotton poplin would work as well.
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I agree with most of the posters here - a plain weave cotton or cotton-poly blend. Not jersey - jersey is a knit. Also be sure to get a good quality medium weight - i.e. not broadcloth!
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For a thicker fabric weight that would also be appropriate given the movie's time period/culture is linen. You would get a very nice texture and drape, especially if you go with a nicer linen.
However, don't forget to include a petticoat under that skirt! It'll fill it out nicely.
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