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Complete Guide to Rayon Spandex Fabric

After using it wrong, laundering it wrong, and choosing the wrong patterns, I figured out something that gave me a major Aha! moment!  Rayon spandex fabric.  It comes in some of the most beautiful prints, but I wasn’t sure how to use it properly.  I’ve sewed several things using rayon spandex, and after some mistakesContinue reading “Complete Guide to Rayon Spandex Fabric”

Wrap Skirts – Skirt FACTSination

Today we are going to tell you about a skirt called the wrap skirt. A wrap skirt is a type of skirt that wraps around the waist and is secured by tying, buttoning, ECT, ECT. The wrapping will normally overlap so that any leg movement will not reveal the body. Normally soft fabrics are usedContinue reading “Wrap Skirts – Skirt FACTSination”

Skirt FACTSination – Wedding Skirts

We are so excited about today’s Skirt Factsination post! Yes, we know that the wedding dress is traditional, but being all about skirts like we are, we thought that we might jazz up the tradition, and feature some wedding skirts!!! We found four wedding skirts on Pinterest, and two bonus bridesmaid and flower girl skirts!Continue reading “Skirt FACTSination – Wedding Skirts”

Skirt FACTSination – Cotton History – Fabric Series

Cotton History and General Information I guess that I’ve put this Fabric: Cotton, post off because cotton is so common. However, cotton is very easy to sew with, so I had better just do it. First a little cotton history and information!  Cotton is a staple fiber that grows in a boll, and is spunContinue reading “Skirt FACTSination – Cotton History – Fabric Series”

Skirt FACTSination: Wool History: Fabric Series

To continue our ‘Fabric’ series, today’s Skirt Factsination post is titled Fabric: Wool. Wool history is hard to track down since wool has been around as long as animals have!  Wool is a fiber that we most commonly associate with coming from sheep, but can come from many different animals. For example; cashmere and mohairContinue reading “Skirt FACTSination: Wool History: Fabric Series”

Tulle History – Fabric Series – Skirt FACTsination

For this week’s Skirt Factsination post, we continue our series with Fabric: Tulle! Tulle is a lightweight, extremely fine netting that is made of various fibers. Tulle is most well known for being used in ballerina’s tutus. It is also used for petticoats, wedding dresses, and other things. It is used in veils because itContinue reading “Tulle History – Fabric Series – Skirt FACTsination”

Skirt FACTSination – Fabric Series – Linen History

This week’s Skirt Factsination is about linen and linen history and linen skirts as part of our fabric series. Linen is famous for being wrapped around mummies. Not the most, uh, appealing fabric, considering its history of mummies, but I may be prejudiced because of this one linen skirt I had once that was theContinue reading “Skirt FACTSination – Fabric Series – Linen History”

Skirt FACTSination – Fabric Series – Lace History – Skirt Costumes Theme Week!

Today is Skirt Factsination day, and to tie it in with Costume Week, we are doing another one of our fabric series; Lace History!  Lace is a fabric that is patterned with open holes, and is made by machine or hand. Lace-making can go back very far, but true lace, lace that is created whenContinue reading “Skirt FACTSination – Fabric Series – Lace History – Skirt Costumes Theme Week!”

Skirt FACTSination – Fabric Series – Corduroy History

Today we continue our tour of fabric types and their history with some corduroy history and styles.  Legend has it that the term corduroy came from a 17th century English corruption of the French phrase  “corde du roi” or “cloth of the king!”  Corduroy is composed of twisted fibers that lie parallel to one another to formContinue reading “Skirt FACTSination – Fabric Series – Corduroy History”

Skirt FACTSination – Fabric Series – Velvet History

Well, here’s the velvet part of our fabric series. We’ll start with some velvet history.  Velvet, like silk and satin, has always been associated with nobility. Velvet was first introduced in Arabia during the rule of Haroun al-Raschid, ruler of Baghdad, and spread from there. The earliest source of European velvets were Lucca, Genoa, FlorenceContinue reading “Skirt FACTSination – Fabric Series – Velvet History”