|I apologize for the poorly rendered photograph. Its a dreary, cold, rainy day in Ohio and not fit for photos, but I just couldn't wait!|
Why, you ask?
1. Anna Maria Horner's Little Folks fabric in VOILE (100% cotton!) is lighter than quilting weight cotton, drapes nicely, and perfect for summer!
2. I took it down a size and it fits much better! There are no darts or shaping in this pattern so if you make it the wrong size, you'll feel like you're swimming in it.
3. This AMH voile is pretty wide at 54" so I was able to use less fabric than the pattern called for (1.25yds) thus saving a few bucks, yay! It says to purchase 1.5yds if your fabric is 50"-60" wide, but I think they over-estimate.
The pattern is available in hard copy OR as a PDF download. Yeah, the $8.50 download is what I went for, but taping it all together before cutting it out was quite the chore.
Oh well, SO worth it as I need to make about 10 more of these and I'll be set for summer!
Now for the debate of the century:
How do you pronounce this thin, soft, drapey sort of fabric called "voile?"
(Which I am now in love with!)
I did a bit of research and found that the most accepted way of pronunciation is voil which rhymes with foil. Now, if you live in France, certain areas of Canada, and possibly some areas in the SE United States, you'll hear it pronounced vwaahl. And thats how I think it should be pronounced as it is a french word! Want to hear it pronounced? Merriam-Webster will say it for you, as voil.
So apparently in the US its "voil" which will always sound goofy to my (long ago) French-trained ears. If I ever have to speak the word in a fabric shop, I'll try to say voil, but I'll always say it in my head as "vwaahl" which sounds so much nicer in the first place. English has a way of butchering non-English words... but thats a topic for a whole other day, and a whole other blog!
Do you like sewing with voile? Its a bit tricky to maneuver as its so sheer and slippery... what else have you used it for besides clothes? And I must know - how do you pronounce it?