Best fabric for girl’s skirt, where to b
Hello everyone. I’m new here, and a relative beginner at sewing. I recently made a skirt for my dd using the book ‘Sew What! Skirts’. I made a simple A-line pattern with a drawstring based on her measurements using cotton calico from JoAnn’s. It fit her pretty well and looked cute, but the fabric didn’t drape very nicely and the slit where the drawsting came out ripped (I had made it like a buttonhole, so it was reinforced, but without any extra fabric.) Anyway, I used the calico because it was so cheap and I’d only ever sewn one other garment before, but I’d like to try something nicer. The problem is, I’ve had a lot of trouble finding something suitable. I prefer to use natural fibers, and JoAnn’s seems to carry a lot of synthetics and blends. I thought about ordering some fabric online and found some lovely designer fabric, but when I emailed customer service about it’s suitability I found that some of it was too thin and some was too heavy! I know this can’t really be as difficult as it’s seeming, but I’m just not having any luck. What are some of your sources for clothing fabric? Are there any keywords I should look for in the fabric description to determine whether it’s suitable for clothing? Are there any particular kinds of fabric that are better than others? I’d really appreciate some advice — thanks!