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Caroline Somos

Founder, Blackbird Fabrics



Colette Laurel Dress

Working through fabric selection on my next Colette Laurel dress. I love this pattern! Debating between a classic light wash tencel denim, eggplant tencel twill, and a lighter weight printed rayon poplin. I think the printed rayon poplin would be too light and swingy for this body skimming shift dress style. It would probably work for a blouse version though! 

I am leaning towards the denim. The tencel fiber content makes it soft and it has a nice drape while still being heavy and sturdy enough for an everyday dress. I love the look of denim so realistically I think I'll get the most wear out of a denim dress. 

In case you are wondering: Tencel is a type of rayon, also known as lyocell fiber. It's known for it's softness, beautiful drape, and it has a cool (temperature) handfeel which is quite nice. 

Which fabric would you pick?


P.S. Here is an example of a completed worksheet.


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