what fabrics are good for making teepees?
Muslin in very thin - similar to the weight of cotton calico or even thinner. If it does not need to last it could work. Another idea would be something with a tighter weave like twill, weavers cloth, trigger cloth or chino. They are heavier but not nearly as heavy or expensive as canvas. They are not water proof but can be treated with spray on Sotchguard. Nothing will treat to make fabric fireproof though.
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ok if you could build the perfect house, what would you have inside?
A craft room complete with organizers for everything from ribbon and paper products to fabrics and tools
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Want to know the type of fabrics?
Gossamer is soft and kind of shimmery, it's often used for decorations or dresses. Silk is too. Velvet can sometimes glimmer I guess, it's an odd texture. The shiniest is probably lame (yeah that's the actual name lol).
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Which fabrics are toughest to sew for beginners?
I would vote on slippery, very light weigh fabrics such as slinky stretchy poly silk like fabrics used for evening wear. Heck, even as an experienced sewer, I tend to shy away from these types of fabrics
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The Best Fabrics for Dress Making
Sometimes, we can find our dream dress, but there is something missing. Maybe the price point is too high, maybe the fit is not just right, maybe the print is not in the most flattering colours for your skin tone, or maybe the fabric does not float your boat. The perfect dress starts with the perfect fabric, and when you make your own dress, you can choose exactly what fabric is best for you. When it comes to evening gowns, think dreamy, elegant, ethereal, almost goddess like fabrics. Silk, satin, lace, organza, chiffon, these fabrics have been used to make show-stopping evening dresses for years, and with their natural beauty, elegant drapes, and exquisite femininity, it's no wonder why. Best fabrics for making evening dresses To help you with your mission to create your perfect red carpet dress, we have select the 7 best fabrics to assist you in your mission. If you are confused by all of the different fabrics available, and are not sure of what the difference is between organza and chiffon, or Georgette and tulle, then we are here to help. Different fabrics suit different silhouettes and cuts. Remember to consider your fabric very carefully, to ensure that it is the right one for your perfect dress. 1. Velvet is a gorgeous choice for a red carpet worthy gown. The shine, the depth, the richness, the drama, all make this fabric perfect for a sexy, vampy, feminine dress. Some qualities we love about velvet include: A strong and beautiful sheen A soft and elegant drape A shimmering surface Very soft and textured to the touch Strong and durable Smooth and touchable Velvet can be woven from silk or synthetic fibres. It has a short, dense pile and is most traditionally used for formal or evening wear, but the fashion industry has fallen in love with this rich fabric, and velvet fabric and clothing is becoming more and more popular. 2. Chiffon is a beauty of a fabric, which is available in several different versions. It can be constructed from silk, cotton, rayon or synthetic fibres. It is a very fine and lightweight fabric, which gives a beautiful drape, making it an ideal choice for red carpet gowns. Some other unique chiffon characteristics include: A plain weave Made from loose and tightly twisted yarns Soft and supple Drapes and gathers well Fine and transparent Generally taut Silk chiffon fabric is a popular choice for elegant and formal evening wear. Chiffon gets its unique handle from the twisted yarns in its construction. It is a mostly sheer fabric, which needs some practice to work with, thanks to its fine and thin nature. Nevertheless, it is worth it! Dresses made from chiffon look and feel so special and feminine; perfect for standing out at your next do! 3. Georgette This lovely fabric is traditionally made with silk, but, it can also be made from synthetic yarns, such as polyester. It is a distinctive fabric, which has characteristics unique to itself, some of these include: A crinkly, crepe like texture Feels slightly rough and dry A bouncy, flowing drape Constructed from highly twisted yarns Has a tight weave Strong and holds up well to wear Georgette is always a popular choice when it comes to making gowns and evening dresses. It holds up well to embroidery and applications, such as beads and sequins, although these should be kept light and to a minimum, so they do not pull the fabric out of shape. Thanks to its springy nature, you can have a lot of fun creating flowing, feminine dresses. 4. Crepe This woven, flowing fabric is always a popular choice, when it comes to elegant formal wear. With a tightly-woven construction, made from twisted fibres, crepe has a lot of wonderful properties, which makes it a favourite choice for dressmakers: A slightly creased/wrinkled appearance A grainy, textured surface Lightweight Matte face Flexible with a 2-way stretch A graceful drape Crepe is known for its crinkled, or pebbled texture. This effect gives the fabric a lot of character, and, combined with its soft handle and stunning drape, crepe is a much loved fabric in the fashion world. Crepe is also easy to shape and work with, so when it comes to making your own dress, crepe is a great fabric to get started with. 5. Satin Satin is one of the most popular choices when it comes to formal evening wear. And it is not difficult to see why! This chic and opulent fabric has a wonderfully shiny face, which adds depth, movement and drama. Some other notable characteristics of satin include: A sleek and glossy face Woven fabric with a very specific weave Can be made from silk, cotton, wool, and synthetics Typically has a dull back Highly lustrous Used for fashion, furnishings, bedding and upholstery Characterised by the specific satin weave - 4 or more fill or weft yearns, floating over a warp yarn or vice versa, 4 warp yarns floating over a single weft yarn - satin is instantly recognisable thanks to its glossy face and matt back. The light reflects, due to the floating yarns, and this lustrous appearance makes it ideal for red carpet worthy gowns. The light will bounce off of the fabric, creating an eye-catching look. 6. Organza This fine fabric is crisp and lightweight, and ideal for adding that ethereal quality to evening gowns. Made from highly twisted yarns in a loose, plain weave, organza can be made from silk or synthetic fabrics. We love its delicate and dreamy appearance, as well as these other notable organza characteristics: Crisp and dry handle A wiry feel Stiff and transparent Thin and lightweight A fine texture A slight sheen This distinct fabric can give your dress a real princess quality. It can be layered to create a waterfall of cascading organza, which subtly catches the light and holds its shape well. Organza can be used in all types of dresses, for most silhouettes. It is versatile and mixes well with other fabrics, to create a unique final piece. This romantic fabric can be made to look traditional or contemporary and it remains one of the best fabrics for evening gowns. 7. For something a little different - Neoprene or Scuba You might be a little thrown here. Neoprene? As an evening gown fabric? It is completely against tradition of the usual suspects, when it comes to formal evening wear, but that is why we love it so much! Neoprene has been becoming increasingly popular in the fashion world, breaking conventions and creating new and exciting apparel. Some of our favourite neoprene properties include: Soft and flexible Durable, and wrinkle resistant UV resistant Insulating Smooth and sculptural Adds shape and moves with the body Fashion designers are always on the look out for innovative fabrics to work with, and neoprene, also known as scuba fabric, has been growing ever more popular over the last 2 decades. The challenge is to make it look as elegant as traditional fabrics, while championing its contemporary characteristics. From Marc Jacobs to Louis Vuitton, Yamamoto to Miu Miu.