Welcome to the second day of the Flutter Wrap sew along. Today we choose and cut the fabric. This is probably the “longest” day, depending on the style you chose but it’s a pretty easy one. The pattern is drafted for knit fabric with at least 30% stretch. Fabrics with soft drape will make the best flounces. My personal recommendations are rayon spandex, bamboo lycra, ITY, Cupro and double brushed poly. If you are looking for various fabric looks, check out the Flutter Wrap Round Up Blog where Judy show cases various materials that can be used.
For my dress I am using a stunning Oh So Pretty bamboo lycra which has beautiful drape and a soft feel. Bamboo is my favorite fabric base ever so it was only natural that I picked this base. Oh So Pretty Custom Fabric is this sew along’s sponsor as well so our two lucky winners will be receiving gift card to treat themself to their custom prints (must be a member in the OSP Facebook group to qualify)
If you are unsure about which knit type will work best for your desired look, take a look over our P4P University Knit Types blog. We also included a cheat sheet that you can print. If you are like me and sometime are just keen on using a specific print for a specific pattern, read our Different fabric, different fit blog post before you cut your fabric.
The Day 2 video is posted below. Check it out and once you are done cutting your fabric post a picture of your pretty pile in the comments of the Day 2 photo of the Flutter Wrap SAL album in the M4M & P4P Sew Along group.