Added Mar 5, 2014
Forest Hills, Ne...
I found this pretty stretch rayon and it was perfect for a spring top. This is the first time I’ve worked with stretch fabric and was not sure what to expect. But one of my Christmas gifts is a beautiful red stretchy viscose and I wanted to practice with this top before making my red dress! :)
At first I had to adjust the pattern because I want a nicely draped top. The fabric is slippery and a bit difficult to work with. I used the rotary cutter , many pins and basting to keep the fabric in place before sewing. Also I used tissue paper to sewn along because it nicely guides the fabric. After some research I found the Wooly Nylon Thread (used in the bobbin only) and allows the fabric to stretch and has a strong hold. At the end I was finishing the seams and I found that the serger works great with stretch fabrics! Always learning…
Beside all the techniques, what really counts the most is taking my time and slowly work thru every step (make all the marks, basting, pressing and create a muslin sample first for fitting). In the end very happy with the results and got more ambition to keep going! :)
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