patterns good for silk dupioni

Hi!!!
I'm Jill and I'm getting married in September. I'm trying to make it easy and inexpensive for my bridesmaids to be in my wedding. I am purchasing my chosen color of silk dupioni for their dresses and allowing them to choose a pattern that looks good on them that they will wear again (the dresses will be knee or just-below-the-knee length). I found several patterns online and am trying to give them options and do some leg-work for them, because most of them don't sew. I do, but I don't know enough to know which patterns you can substitute silk dupioni for and which you can't. I'm wondering about three different patterns.
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recommended fabrics are: lightweight linen, lightweight crepe, challisand faille
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recommended fabrics are: cotton, cotton blends, lightweight linen andsoft faille
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recommended fabrics are: cotton, cotton blends, linen, pique',polished cotton, shantungThanks for your help!!!-------------------------------------
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Reply to
jill4olemiss
Not this one: dupion would be a bit too crisp - not enough drape.
I think it's a bit too crisp for this one too. You run the risk of the fabric standing out from the body and making all the girls look pregnant...
These would also work in shantung/dupion:
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Reply to
Kate XXXXXX
On Jan 7, 12:46 pm, jill4olemiss_at_yahoo_dot snipped-for-privacy@foo.com
Kate has suggested some good patterns. Soft pleats tend to show off dupioni beautifully. It also does well in two piece dresses. Here are a few other patterns I found.
I would choose the simplest option with the following and make the skirt the desired length.
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following could be made to be symmetrical with two shoulders.
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?search=2218&page=1I'm not as sure about the following, but I like the idea of theinverted pleats with this fabric.
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Reply to
betsy
Hi Jill,
I like the pattern Elaine has suggested the best. I notice most of the suggested patterns are for sleeveless style tops. My question is where will the wedding be, and what will the weather likely be like in September? Do the b'maids need any little jacket or wrap if getting cool at that time of year?
Sheila in Calgary
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Sheila Heinrich

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