Monday, October 26, 2009


  This is the dress I shortened to make ruffles for the samba dress.  The blue swoops are the former armhole facings of that dress.  I really like the way they curve across the front of the dress, kind of lifts it a bit.  They're just pinned at this stage, when I get a chance I'll stitch them on.  I might use some fusible webbing cut into strips (partly because I'm cheap, partly because I don't want  to make it even stiffer, what with the original vilene already in the facings)  to secure them before I sew, if I think the fabric can take the heat of the iron.  Most polyesters are far sturdier than you'd think, but this one is unusually delicate.

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