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PostPosted: Sun May 26, 2019 2:49 pm    Post subject: Robe Material Reply with quote

Is anyone using a particular brand of material? I’m having a difficult time sourcing some and think I may just be looking for the wrong type completely.
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PostPosted: Tue May 28, 2019 9:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The outer robe looks to be a silk velvet. I recently stumbled across this site, which has a great selection of dark blue colors: https://ezsilk.com/fabric/silk-velvet.html

It's hard to tell from their flat color samples which would be best, but I bet you could order swatches.

You could also do polyester velvet, which has the same kind of drape, but it is a lot shinier in flash photography. You'll want to avoid stretch or crushed (panne) velvet though. Cotton velvet might work, but it's a lot stiffer and doesn't drape/flow as well.

Fabric.com has a few options non-silk that might be in the right color range: https://www.fabric.com/find?colorfamily=blue&fabric-type=velvet&searchText=blue+velvet

If you are doing this with a group and want to get a whole bolt, Fashion Fabrics Club has some decent colors in whole bolt only: https://www.fashionfabricsclub.com/Catalog?keyword=blue%20velvet&page=4
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 05, 2019 6:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My group is using a very short ply upholstery velvet. It's very soft, but not all upholstery velvets are soft and with a nice drape, so definitely check before going this route.

This link shows it though the pictures doesn't really do it justice; the pillow picture probably shows it off the best:
https://stof2000.dk/metervarer/moebelstof/mobel-velour-martindale-40-000-krymp-2-stovet-midnatsbla

It's a dusty dark blue and matches with what is seen in the references including the tendency to shift in color depending on the lighting conditions. Smile

I found the lighter blue lining in the same store, and can't wait to get on with our group project. Very Happy
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