Learned something new

Yesterday I learned something new. Two things actually! I had a quick errand to run at a local fabric shop, and was in a bit of a hurry to get home and walk my little pooch, so I asked one of the salesgals for some help. Here is how the conversation went:

Me: “Hi. Do you have any seersucker?”

SG: “We don’t have any gathered fabric like that, the closest thing we have is cotton gauze.”

Really? Seersucker is a gathered fabric? I didn’t know that! I always thought it was a lightly textured fabric that I think many would describe as “puckered”. I certainly have not seen or used every kind of fabric in the world (tho I am working on it), but the gathered fabric that comes to my mind is the  “pre-shirred” stuff  used to make a quick sundress or top. The second thing I learned from this short exchange was that you can substitue cotton gauze for seersucker. Cool!

Honestly, Mrs. Hoover would be appalled.

Happy sewing!

Maris Olsen

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