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What material should I use for Ariel's sparkly dress?

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What material should I use for Ariel's sparkly dress?
Post By Tails. 23/09/09, 06:03 pm

I can't decide! I'm going to be spraying glitter over the dress once it's made, so the material doesn't need to be sparkly. (Although that would save on buying glitter spray)
Satin? Too shiny?
Polycotton? Too plain?

I always thought Belle's dress looked better in satin, but Snow White's didn't. So not all Disney ball dresses have to be in satin?

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Post By Thornback. 24/09/09, 12:08 am

I would prefer satin- given the nature of the dress, it would look far nicer and...drapy.

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Post By Anaria Zar-Rel. 24/09/09, 03:02 am

Perhaps a stretch knit? Would be easy to get the tight fit of the dress, and I have seen some glittery stretch fabrics around? Like the dance fabrics, etc. (but that's just me, I always seem to be working with stretch/lycras...)
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Post By neimhaille. 24/09/09, 06:29 am

Yeah a stretch knit, unless you are confident to drape a bias cut dress :)

I know there are also lovely soft fabrics completely covered in either beads or sequins but they tend to be pricey. You ca find cheaper versions to0, of course but they don't have he same flow.

A stretch lurex would actually work really well but you would have to be picky about what make as not every manufacturer uses the exact same process.
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Post By Tails. 24/09/09, 07:14 am

Thanks guys! I was thinking something like stretch knit would look better, good to know others think so too.

@Thornback- Drapy?
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Post By Thornback. 24/09/09, 03:50 pm

Like...drapes. the material would drape. I'm not sure how to convert it into an adjective form. Also, I was half asleep when I typed that, I think.

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Post By Tails. 24/09/09, 04:30 pm

OH. I getcha. :)
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