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Fabric help please - cracked ice taffeta

Missie

Fabric help please - cracked ice taffeta
« on: March 03, 2020, 09:18:41 AM »
DD has her prom this summer and she has asked me to make her dress.  Yes, she who will never ever wear anything "homemade" has asked her Ma to make her dress  0_0.  She has shown me a picture of what she wants and the fabric is cracked ice taffeta.  Does anyone know of any supplier, I spent a bit of time last night searching but there seems to be very little of this fabric around, and what there is is the wrong colour (she wants blue, light blue).

Thanks all (has been cross-posted with the Prom/Bridal board!).
A measly 2.5m of stash used so far!

MitchOfTheNorth

Re: Fabric help please - cracked ice taffeta
« Reply #1 on: March 03, 2020, 22:00:30 PM »
I haven't seen it as taffeta but there is this blue cracked ice  or this  cracked ice lace & solids .  Hope this helps
« Last Edit: March 03, 2020, 22:02:13 PM by MitchOfTheNorth »
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BrendaP

Re: Fabric help please - cracked ice taffeta
« Reply #2 on: March 03, 2020, 23:37:19 PM »
There's this from Minerva Crafts, this one from UK Fabrics Online.

A blue printed ice design on taffeta from an ebay seller.

Creased organdie
from Dalston Mill fabrics,

Theatrical grade crinkled organza from Joel & Son £££
Scrunched taffeta from Cheap Fabrics.






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Missie

Re: Fabric help please - cracked ice taffeta
« Reply #3 on: March 05, 2020, 11:11:18 AM »
Thank you @Brenda  and @MitchOfTheNorth .  I managed to find some shot taffeta (purple and pale blue) which she has approved of (but not cracked ice which adds a slight sparkle, all so unlike my DD!).  I'm waiting for it to arrive and if she decides she doesn't like it, I'll go back to the ones you have suggested.  I did wonder whether to a layer of crystal organza over the top to get the sparkle if I couldn't find the cracked ice, but I'll await her opinion!

Thank you both  :D
A measly 2.5m of stash used so far!

Marniesews

Re: Fabric help please - cracked ice taffeta
« Reply #4 on: March 05, 2020, 15:01:22 PM »
A light sprinkling of small rhinestones too much?
Trying to coax myself back into making rather than just looking and dreaming!

Catllar

Re: Fabric help please - cracked ice taffeta
« Reply #5 on: March 06, 2020, 09:29:18 AM »
Sounds interesting and a real change for her. Just be careful she doesn't go too far down the Frozen route!
If life gives you lemons, add to gin and tonic !

Missie

Re: Fabric help please - cracked ice taffeta
« Reply #6 on: March 06, 2020, 11:33:20 AM »
A light sprinkling of small rhinestones too much?

I cannot tell you how difficult it is to get her in a skirt (she is a leggings and trainers girl) so yes, waaaaaaaaaay too much.  Even just 1 would be over-the-top  :\
A measly 2.5m of stash used so far!

Missie

Re: Fabric help please - cracked ice taffeta
« Reply #7 on: March 06, 2020, 11:36:10 AM »
Sounds interesting and a real change for her. Just be careful she doesn't go too far down the Frozen route!

Believe, she is more likely to BE frozen in the dress she has picked.  It is v low cut (requiring judicious placement of powermesh/net if Mama has her way) and low-backed with thin straps.  It is so unlike anything she would ever wear!

Hmmm, wonder if I can get her to wear a cardi  :P 0_0
A measly 2.5m of stash used so far!

Catllar

Re: Fabric help please - cracked ice taffeta
« Reply #8 on: March 07, 2020, 10:28:53 AM »
Cardi not necessary as long as she wears her vest!
If life gives you lemons, add to gin and tonic !