Yes, you might recognise this embroidered taffeta from the last post – it’s not the last you’ll see of it either. I made a ball gown out of it originally, and, um, was left with a LOT. I think part of the reason is I am so short that anything with a skirt ends up taking up far less fabric than patterns suggest it will.
Thursday, 27 February 2014
Thursday, 20 February 2014
Thursday, 13 February 2014
Hello non-existant readers (yet… you may yet exisit in potentia) OR if I have become a SUPER FAMOUS BLOGGER and you’re all ‘oooh how did she start out’ welcome to The Beginning.
In terms of finishing – I French seamed the entirety of this beauty, I’m quite proud of it, and it’s stood up well to a LOT of washing. It’s also lined, but I’ll talk about that in a bit.
I line my skirts in this, I make petticoats in it, for several reasons: it doesn’t seem to ride up against tights or stockings the way that regular lining fabric does, and it is WARM, it is so warm. I am one of the coldest people ever, and I live in ENGLAND, so being warm, is a complete priority.