Fabric Question

Debra1968September 18, 2013

I bought two different pieces of fabric today that I thought worked well together to make a skirt for my little niece. The one piece is cotton, the other polyester. I didn't realize the one was polyester until someone pointed it out to me.

The skirt is a tiered skirt. Does it matter if they are not both the same fabric? The one has an aqua background with red cherries, the other a red and white gingham. I love the combination as it looks very retro.

Here is a link that might be useful: Aqua Cherry Fabric

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I would have no problem using the 2 together--it is only a little dress. But I would make sure the cotton is preshrunk before cutting & sewing, as it might cause a bit of a problem when washed. I just don't get angst over the "political correctness" of putting fabrics together if they are perfect for each other. JMOO (just my own opinion)

    Bookmark   September 19, 2013 at 7:01AM
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Thank you very much for your reply. I always pre-wash and press the fabric before sewing anything. I just don't think I've ever put both fabrics into one project before so thought I had better ask for opinions.

    Bookmark   September 19, 2013 at 2:13PM
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