Sunday, October 30, 2011

The Ikea muslin





 

So tonight I did a quick and dirty job pattern making, cutting and sewing together the muslin for my dress. It's all Ikea fabrics, which I think worked fine, though the sleeves will obviously drape better in silk chiffon. The sheer part of the dress took the most time, as I had to draft that pattern from scratch. The rest is just the Simplicity pattern. I think the fit is pretty good. Though I should probably do an adjustment to get rid of the extra fabric in the back, as I have a major sway back. But apart from that I think I can do the pattern as is.

My major concern now is how on earth do I finish the chiffon neckline? A narrow facing? Bias strips? And how do one make the neckline seem flawless? I guess a facing would have to be turned in somehow. I have never done this before, at least not in a proper manner. And none of the zillions of sewing books that I own has any chapters on chiffon neckline finishing. 

10 comments:

  1. You could cut the whole chiffon top double, it would be self-faced, or do a simple rolled edge with the overlock.

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  2. gertie wondered about this some time ago, you might find some useful suggestions in her post or in the comments:

    http://www.blogforbettersewing.com/2011/10/how-would-you-sew-this-neckline.html

    it looks beautiful!

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  3. I would suggest a narrow hem, before the chiffon is attached.

    Sherry has a tutorial for a hang-stitched ham in georgette.

    http://buzzybeesworld.blogspot.com/2011/06/getting-all-couture-y-hand-rolled-hem.html

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  4. Wow! På bilderna kan man då inte ana att det bara skulle vara "kladden"....

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  5. Wow! it looks really great! I'd keep that one too as a summer day dress. The black looks really good on you.

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  6. Very pretty! Can't wait to see the real one. Good luck on solving the neckline issue.

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  7. I saw this how-to on Burdastyle.com for narrow hems on fine fabrics ... might work for chiffon?

    http://www.burdastyle.com/techniques/how-to-sew-a-perfect-baby-hem

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  8. Thank you guys for all the helpful suggestions!

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  9. It looks very interesting and I cannot wait to see the real, finished dress. And like Annet I have also thought about Gertie's blog and her ideas of hemming the chiffon.

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  10. This publication has a bit on a chiffon neckline done without a facing, using binding. Hope it helps. http://www.ca.uky.edu/hes/fcs/FACTSHTS/CT-MMB-179.pdf

    This is from Claire Schaeffer's Couture Sewing book at Google books.

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