I hope someone can provide me with some wisdom here. I had a dress sewn for me by someone. When I put it on the first time, it was perfectly fitted and figure-hugging. As the day went on, however, it was stretching slightly in all places and becoming somewhat baggy. The type of fabric she used is some kind of rayon, so I became puzzled as to why it stretched like that. I pulled the fabric with my fingers in one direction…then another…and realized that the lady cut the fabric in crosswise direction! I sew myself, so I right away saw what the problem is. It was a big square piece of fabric, so she probably cut without determining the lengthwise direction first!
Emotions aside, I now have to see if I can save the dress somehow. I was thinking of applying iron-on interfacing to the entire dress (obviously, cut to match the parts) to stiffen up the fabric and prevent stretching. Has anyone done this before? Anybody thinks its a bad idea or has any other advice? Any word of wisdom will be appreciated! I would really like to not throw this dress away, but the form it takes is really unflattering.. Thank you all for any input!
If you get the dress to fit properly (you’ll have to make a few toiles) you can just in…
For sewing knit fabric on a sewing machine you can use:
a stretch stitch (see your manu…
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The next day I went to sewing class. And it worked out f…
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