Hi Threads Family!
I have a 11 month daughter who suffers from moderate eczema, since she was a new born. Fortunately, we have managed to keep her flare-ups at bay by being careful with what contacts her skin.
Now that she is almost a toddler, summer is on the way, the pandemic hopefully soon to be in the rear view, I am eager to sew her some pretty dresses. I am a novice at sewing and hoping to improve my skill and knowledge as she grows.
I shop at Jo Ann’s fabric and either because of my lack of knowledge of fabrics or their limited selection, I have never found soft cotton material for clothes. I end up with thick, rough fabric even when shopping in the apparel sections for 100% cotton.
So looking for your advice on
1. What fabric to look for (beyond just 100% cotton) that would be soft and ideal for dresses?
2. Where to shop for fabrics like this without breaking the bank? (I live in Needham, MA)