|Beautifully finished with a double zig zag*|
|Quiz question: How much fun is turning a corner with this fabric? I actually poked a n 8 mm knitting needle right through several times. How can this even happen with such a tight weave?|
So after psyching myself up with all those toiles I told myself to get a grip and just cut into the cloth already. And so I made lots of notches and hand basted all my seams (even the straight ones), tried out the best tension settings and stitch length on a scrap piece of fabric. Then I decided that sewing the lining first really wouldn't be procrastinating.
|One of my favourite seam finishes: Fold and stitch. In this case a zig zag stitch on the lining seams.|
When I finally started sewing I was still afraid. And there was this nagging doubt that things would work out as nicely as in the muslins. But I kept sewing anyway. And then I tried the dress on. And quelle horreur! It has stress lines in places none of my muslins or the lining had them. And a ripply zip fastner! The zip was fine on just the lining and I had a notch every 5 cm to match up my seams. And for some reason you can see the facing peeking out in some parts!
|No rippling when lying flat. Also: This fabric can only be sewn once and I had already started unpicking here. Hence the pulled treads.|
As fate would have it I all that procrastinating meant that I had to wear the dress out ripply zip and all. I had a great night and I got a lot of compliments on the dresses colour and cut and even more for being able to sew something like that. But I felt like Everyone was staring at my back and the ripply horrors there!
|Couldn't they have noticed my perfect rolled hem instead? Both from the wrong side.|
|And the right. Isn't the fabric beautiful? Even though the colours are of ...|
The question remains: What am I going to do with the back. I have a feeling that a cool pin tuck design might help. But if it doesn't I'll have completely ruined the fabric.
*Once again sorry for the bad picture quality. I couldn't find the cable for my camera so I took all the pictures again with my phone.