Added Oct 2, 2010
So I decided it was time to try working with difficult fabrics again, as some time has passed since the “miracle dress” and I’ve improved my skills since then.
Sigh. I wish this is what I could say. The truth is, I went to the fabric store, saw this amazing silk (silk chiffon?) ON SALE and fell in love with it immediately, completely forgetting how extremely hard it is to work with…
Well, I did a little better than last time, I spent a long time getting the settings on my machine right, using satin bias tape for hem/seam finishings (and to give the ruffle a more dramatic effect…) and just being patient, precise and patient. And patient. And working slow.
The pattern is a current one, from “Diana Moden Sonderheft”, I think it’s a simplicity pattern. I just felt like making a project that didn’t require a muslin and alterations for once. It would probably have more effect with a plain fabric, but it is more forgiving this way.
It was a fun and quite fast project, but I’m glad to move on to more sturdy fabrics again.
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