Added May 2, 2012
I ordered this fabric online and it was printed way off-grain, which broke my heart because it is a gorgeous fabric. It’s 100% cotton and I think it’s a crepe? It has a wonderful drape, and I love natural fibers.
I made a Heidi with the hopes that I could disguise the off-grain-ness with the smaller pattern prices. Then I realized that I had cut it out without pre-washing! The pieces shrank a bit in the wash so I had to take some width out of the tucks and cut about an inch off the top of the skirt so it would sit higher, to make a bit more room for my hips.
I also added a waist stay, and I have yet to make the belt that comes with the Heidi, but I’m sure I will eventually.
Despite all the headache with the fabric, or maybe because if it, I totally love this pattern. I love how it comes together and how it looks. I had to take quite a bit of width out of the blouse and raised the neckline. Next time I make this, I think I will make a swayback adjustment.
Super off-grain 100% cotton crepe (or something).
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