#SMS2020 Sewing The Dionne Duster: Choosing Fabric

#SMS2020 Sewing The Dionne Duster: Choosing Fabric

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It’s time for another #SMS2020 Sew! This month I’m excited to be sewing the Dionne Duster from my friends Sew Altered Style. They are the designers behind one of my favorite Misty Tank that I hacked after I tested it. I haven’t made this duster yet and honestly, I’m not sure why because Macharva’s pictures of hers are always swoon-worthy!

It's time for me to lead another month for the #SMS2020! I'm super excited about this sew which is the Dionne Duster. First up, fabrics.

Choosing The Fabric For The Dionne Duster

The beauty of dusters is that they can literally be made from anything. The fabric choice will determine the fit and feel of them as well as how dressy or casual they are. Because we’re currently in COVID19 times, I’m basically living in comfort. Sure, I’m sewing some other things outside of the cardigans, sports bras and leggings that I’m living in but even those are PEEK comfort.

My Favorite Cozy Fabrics

French Terry

French Terry is basically my favorite fabric. I could live in the coziness that it brings forth. There are different blends (polyester, cotton, jersey) and then there’s also brushed. Brushed means that one side of the fabric has been “brushed” making it super soft.

Oakley

I found out about Oakley in 2019 from So Sew English. It’s a form of sweater knit that feels like the love child between French Terry and Double Brushed Polyester. It is so soft and warm and cozy and it doesn’t pill.

Brushed Hacci

Confession: I don’t love the way hacci feels on my skin. It’s almost scratchy? But brushed hacci? Whew! Now this is soft and cozy and is perfect for both tops and bottoms. The brushed form of hacci is definitely on my list!

Waffle Knit

I love wearing waffle fabric but I don’t really love sewing with it. I know… How can you love it and hate it at the same time. But for some reason keeping it together while I’m sewing is hard with some waffle blends. But the softer ones? I love!

Because I want to wear this sweater often, choosing a fabric that will be easily worn with like, everything, is important! So… here are some of the fabrics I’m looking at:

Brushed Black French Terry

It's time for me to lead another month for the #SMS2020! I'm super excited about this sew which is the Dionne Duster. First up, fabrics.

Brushed Sweater Knit

It's time for me to lead another month for the #SMS2020! I'm super excited about this sew which is the Dionne Duster. First up, fabrics.

Mustard Rib Sweater Knit


It's time for me to lead another month for the #SMS2020! I'm super excited about this sew which is the Dionne Duster. First up, fabrics.

Can you see my theme here???

So tell me, what fabric do you think I should go for with my Dionne Duster? Or maybe I should mix things up and do something totally different!


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