I bought some satin today (think its liquid satin, very floaty and not very stiff). but want to make a dress like this … http://www.debenhams.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/prod_10001_10001_103020517760_-1?breadcrumb=Home%7EWomen%7EOccasion+%26amp%3B+evening+wear
I think the fabric is too floaty for the skirt bit though, I can make the bodice/bust bit by adding interfacing to stiffen it but don’t know what to do for the skirt.
Any suggestions??

It’s for my birthday next week! I decided I needed a new dress…. should have thought about it earlier!

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    Oct 28, 2011, 01.39 AMby patti-r

    IMHO, Sounds like the fabric maybe a silk or poly Charmeuse drapes nicely, flows like chiffon but not as transparent, it will show creases or puckering on “improperly pressed or sewn seams”. It does not hold its shape well used more for fluid bias designs, kind of fragile for fitted garments.

    Bodice can be underlined and lined, will need taped seams, boning and waist stay. The skirt can be underlined and lining also, would recommend taping seams.

    Hope others have more input hard to write 50 years sewing of experience in a few lines.

    Liquid satin is usually double faced silk fabric medium to heavy weight very smooth and soft to touch glossy sheen, cost about $70.00 a yard.

    Check the price on a Donna Karan blouse at Saks 5th Avenue. $895.00.

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    Oct 29, 2011, 07.18 AMby isabellaria14

    I echo the skirt advice from patti-r, though I have considerably less expereince. Line the skirt with a stiffer fabricwhich will provide some structure to the satin.

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    Oct 29, 2011, 07.18 AMby isabellaria14

    I echo the skirt advice from patti-r, though I have considerably less expereince. Line the skirt with a stiffer fabricwhich will provide some structure to the satin.

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    Oct 29, 2011, 07.19 AMby isabellaria14

    I echo the skirt advice from patti-r, though I have considerably less expereince. Line the skirt with a stiffer fabricwhich will provide some structure to the satin.

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    Nov 1, 2011, 11.27 AMby katexxxxxx

    If the satin is silk satin, mount it on silk organza and cut and sew the two as if they were one fabric. If the fabric is a poly satin, you could try poly organza, but it tends to be a bit bouncy. DO NOT, in any way shape or form, try fusing it to something like Vilene! If the poly organza feels too bouncy, use a crisp taffeta as a mounting fabric.

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