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From: bridesmom
Date: 04-28-2007, 11:55 AM (1 of 6)
My daughter sent me some organic cotton/lycra fabric to make an outfit for my 5 yr old GD. I finished it yesterday along with an organic bamboo/cotton hoodie and pants, (those pics are in 'understanding fabric). It was a nice thick knit, but I found the seams quite bulky, even with serging them. The embroidery went ok on the pants, but the top, I should have put a water soluble piece on top as it seemed to sink into the fabric.
Tickled pink with my Innovis 4000D
User: bridesmom
Member since: 01-21-2004
Total posts: 2026
From: dmoses
Date: 04-28-2007, 12:09 PM (2 of 6)
Beautiful job, Laura! :up:
Take care,
User: dmoses
Member since: 02-22-2002
Total posts: 964
From: grandma C
Date: 04-28-2007, 07:08 PM (3 of 6)
That is a wonderful outfit. Your grandaughter is so blessed with such a talented grandmother.

:re: I hate to be so ignorant but what is organic cotton fabric?

It looks great made into a garment. Does it have special properties that ordinary cotton fabric doesn't?
Belinda/Grandma C
User: grandma C
Member since: 01-15-2007
Total posts: 263
From: AndreaSews
Date: 04-28-2007, 10:14 PM (4 of 6)
I just perused through a lot of your picture album. You are a fine sewing artist, Laura.
User: AndreaSews
Member since: 02-18-2005
Total posts: 1007
From: bridesmom
Date: 04-29-2007, 11:51 AM (5 of 6)
Belinda, I have NO idea what makes fabric organic. I just know that this daughter of ours is totally into organic everything, (they even have organic furniture and no plastics or manufactured stuff, including toys) I'm assuming its fabric made with out chemicals, sprays, with natural dyes and it's way more expensive than normal fabric. This lycra/cotton knit is nice, but I wouldn't use it again. I find it doesn't go back into shape very well once stretched. It's a very heavy knit. Honestly I think it's a bit of overkill, considering she bought a little jumper for her out of organic fabric that cost $45! And panties are $8 each.

And thanks Andrea for the compliment, I love sewing, I'd prefer to just sit and sew all day long, but then I don't get much else done.:re:
Tickled pink with my Innovis 4000D
User: bridesmom
Member since: 01-21-2004
Total posts: 2026
From: vickki
Date: 04-29-2007, 11:59 AM (6 of 6)
The outfit was really beautiful.You did a great job.:Canada:
User: vickki
Member since: 08-21-2005
Total posts: 374
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