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Cording tends to feel casual or have a nautical vibe whereas twill tape or ribbon … Sorry to bombard you with tips, but I love wearing slippery fabrics so learning how to work with them was a trial and error type thing. I did some Googling and the consensus seemed to be: Yeah, line satin with satin. We found a polyester satin that was at the high end of polyester satin, retailing at about £9 a metre. Needing a little inspiration, I looked at quite a few sewing blogs (hundreds!!!) I’ll be eager to see an IRL photo too. Question for you — what kind of needle did you use to see your polyester satin? Thank goodness, I’d had the foresight to have a practice go. To make a pair of pants, first find a pattern online, and make sure it’s a basic elastic-waist pants pattern with no zippers or pockets. I got some really god aweful (cheap) needles recently- they snagged and pulled and ruined my fabric. Imagine swaning around the house in it – so lush! You did good, it looks great. Could I do it? Job done! For the neckline I would stay stitch both outer fabric and lining front and back neck about 5mm from the raw edge before constructing the shoulder seams. But as God was my witness, she’d have a dress. You’ll want a teeny tiny needle for this type of work. Just COULD NOT be bothered anymore. One more thing for the hem: I fold and iron it before stitching so you will see how it gonna look when it’s finished. To make a sporty chic look you can choose a black t-shirt and combine it with a black bomber jacket, beige satin long pants and black and white flat shoes. Then, remove the pants, trim the excess fabric, if needed, and sew across the folded edges of the pants to secure the hems. By the way, it works even better if you have a flannel cut cloth as the fabric really sticks to the flannel. Angela Neal is a writer for various websites, specializing in published articles ranging from the categories of art and design to beauty and DIY fashion. Seriously. On the inside, use a straight line to connect the new inseam bottom to the point 1" out from the knees. Re the neck stitching. And a thimble. And another practice, and another… In the end, I gave up. Then measure the exact width of the bottom of your pants. It’s a ssaliet reminder that how you feel about making a garment doesn’t always equate to how the garment turns out. It’s for me though – I’m not good/pious/crazy enough to sew for friends unless they pay me by the hour; otherwise they have no idea how long things take (what a grinch I sound!!). I know! Seriously, don’t scrimp. Thread that is too small or weak can result in a project that falls apart; thread too wide or … I was looking on tutorials for satin and this is already really helpful. Please, please, does anyone have hints or tips? With interfacing you will achieve professionally made look, I promiss. I happened to be out in the back garden when the washing machine was pumping out water, and I saw what went down the drain. I’m very impressed with anyone who sews clothes for friends, I can barely make clothes to fit myself, let alone anyone else! Ohh, and I thought I am the only one I can’t get a grip in using a rolled hem foot. For the hem stay stitch again about 5mm from the edge (use the longest stitch on your machine) first before using the rolled hem foot. I absolutely love it, and I hope your friend did, too! Any chance of a pic of your friend wearing the dress? Sew a straight stitch along the sides of the pants, about 1/2-inch from the outside edges of the pants and the inseam. I am about to sew satin binding on a quilt and in the past I have been unhappy with how the needle seems to snag with every stitch. I took a garment finishing class recently and the instructor showed samples of necklines similar to yours, but she under-stitched instead of top stitching — just stitched the lining to the seam allowance with the fashion fabric out of the way. Your hand stitched hems look very couture, by the way — much better than a rolled hem IMO. Who’s ready for some cozy, robe wearing?! Honest. Lay your pants on the fabric so that the … Step 2. Then, we found a much cheaper satin … My once beloved, handed down sewing machine sat idle and miserable… Until I found your blog. I quite like the fact that even with the most careful work, you can still see the tiny catches in the fabric. If you stretch it out whilst steaming you can take all the stretch out but it will still go around curves, this may give you a better finish than the fusible, but test them both. I am making a Rapunzel dress for my daughter, she is going to be in school play. Together, we were going to take a gamble. . So to try to minimise the amount it shifts lay the fabric on top of some tracing paper. I sewed the lining and fashion fabric together at the neckline and top stitched. I use to try to skip this but its essential as everything stays in place and curved edges tend to stretch out of place. Also, I wouldn’t be opposed to you doing bat wing dresses and tops for the next few months Can never get enough, love me some bat wing. They really do work and I use them for everything else too! Leading UK sewing blog where we believe creativity is contagious. Well done Karen. I found an old Burda Plus magazine in a charity shop and from the second I picked it up, I was hooked again. The allergy benefits of satin sheets Apart from being moisture-free, satin sheets … Make adjustments to the pattern. Step 4 Fold the top edges of the waistline down. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. Maybe. I just knew that someone with more expertise would have a better method of construction. Additionally, if you purchase serrated shears especially for cutting these kinds of fabrics they are marvelous. I know some immediate questions will be: but why polyester? Well now we all want to know if that friend wears this dress and if yes, then pictures, please! Turn the pieces of fabric so that the furry sides face each other, with one on top of the other. I wasn’t prepared to ask someone to spend £20 a metre on a better fabric, if the dress ended up in the bin. Advice appreciated! Learn how your comment data is processed. Don’t expect to use your rolled hem foot on a first attempt. Post was not sent - check your email addresses! I was holding out for an IRL photo, too. What pattern did you use for the make? While special occasion fabrics like silk and satin are typically associated with lingerie, the most important aspect of purchasing fabric for undergarments is making … Simply amazing! This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Fold to the desired length and pin using silk pins. I’m planning to sew a silk dress soon, so have bookmarked this page. I know it from my own experience, I was stuggling without interfacing and never could get it right. Or find satin joggers and mix them with a white … Duchess satin – A heavy stiff satin with not much shine. http://shop.afashionablestitch.com/product/extremely-fine-fusible-straight-stay-tape The one area of my work that I am least happy with is the neckline. I use it anywhere that has stretched out of place, like necklines! Darn thing, looks pretty hems are on their way, and then disaster happens. If you want to go as a Satyr for Halloween, or for a Greek myth theme party, complete the costume by making your own pair of furry Satyr pants. Find the materials you need where sewing or craft supplies are sold. Note: When laying out your pattern pieces make sure that you pay attention to the grain lines. Take one of your cuff tubes and, with right sides together, slide it over one of the pant legs, aligning one of the raw edges of the cuff tube with the base of the pant leg. Or if I do, consider yourself a really good friend. 2) With the right sides facing one another, pin the gusset (3) to the front of the brief (1). PS I always like the hand stitching part of a project best. Cause that seems weird to me…. http://shop.afashionablestitch.com/product/extremely-fine-fusible-straight-stay-tape If you want to be fancy, you could even go with satin… Then cut 2 strips of fabric that are 1 inch wider (for a seam allowance) than the width of the pant length. Cut along the fold so you have two pieces of furry fabric at equal lengths. I’m with Sunni on the walking foot. I used to marvel at the hand stitching done to produce everything from lingerie to table runners to wedding garments and wonder at the patience and skill these people had. The drape, the glow, the ability to behave. That’s a learning curve for another day. My question is, if the skirt is also that satin, and uses the vertical grain, would I use the same grain? (FYI, a belted bat wing dress is about as flattering as it gets. Then, we found a much cheaper satin for the lining. I was reading my sewing handbook recently, and I think that technique is called “understitching” – might be ideal if you need it again. One last thought. Any tips? The more expensive satin was unbelievably better to work with. I hand baste darts and usually all the seams, too, and I even staystitch by hand as I feel like my machine really chews up single layers of slippery fabric. Need to lengthen some pants too?? I’m contemplating making a silk satin dress for a wedding. If your pants have a drawstring or elastic, make sure you trace them with the waist stretched completely out. But thank you for sharing the experience and your tips , Wow, the fabric looks gorgeous. Run the drawstring through the openings on either side of the tunnel and let the ends of the drawstring hang from the openings. I put both fabrics through the washing machine on their own for a pre-wash. I’m sooooo glad I didn’t chuck them in with a main wash. You had me at belted batwing! Trace around the pants. Brilliant tips too. You could use bias cut organza to stay around the neck. That’s a fantastic tip, thank you! Only yours (and The Slapdash Sewist’s) did… I love how you write. And since I know you have a Bernina like mine, I think you’ll really love it with those slippery fabrics. Tie the drawstring, then tuck the ends of the drawstring in the waist to hide them. They can be made from a twisted or braided cord, grosgrain or satin ribbon, twill tape, or self-made from cotton or knit fabric. Once you get to grips with it you will love it. , I wouldn’t top stitch the neck – stay stitch the garment fabric and then understitch the facing There’s no arty-farty “I’m better than you” tone and you admit to your boo-boo’s. If you’re going to wash, wash the fabric BEFORE starting. Satin is the term used to describe a fabric that is weaved in such a way that it has a high, glossy sheen. Cut … Pin the two sides together in the middle to hold them together as you work. (Mine was 7 inches.) I’ve had to bin a few projects recently but I’ll keep sewing, you’ve made it okay to make mistakes and move on from them. I think itis a lovely dress. I’m sure your friend wore it. My overcasting foot (genius btw) makes a great 1/4 inch foot too! I will remember your advice. Neckline Schemeckline. I bought a rolled hem foot, but ended up not using it. I would not top stitch around the neck next time. I am sewing some Victorian style dresses for my girls (Halloween party is Steampunk-themed this year). Put on a pair of brown work boots and let the ends of the pant legs hang down so that only the toes of the boots are showing. Place the pattern on top and pin through all 3 layers. I would love to see pictures. You want accurate cutting out. There’s a reason we pre-wash and a good reason to keep those pre-washes separate. Turn the So, ahead I plunged. To get ready, we think it is time to slip into the softest, most… And I’ll keep reading your blog. Definitely a head torch. I’m sticking with that theory. Fold 3 yards of fake furry fabric in gray, brown, white or black in half. Sew a straight stitch along the sides of the pants, about 1/2-inch from the outside edges of the pants and the inseam. Anyways, it will run horizontally around their waists. I wondered about strips of silk organza to stabilise, but feared that even those strips would show through on the drape. You can use a transparent … And the dress is lovely. I did the best I could, but my best is only okay. ^_^. First, grab those pants and un-hem the bottom with a seam ripper. I bet it looks even better on a person. It had a nice matt finish that I thought would photograph well. This stuff slips, and then slips some more. I am looking at Sunni’s tips and noting them alllllllll down for future reference :o), I am scarred by to many early 90s bridesmaids’ frocks to consider using satin for anything ever again! Step 1. I used to sew anything and everything. Cut along the traced line through both sides of the fabric. It is used in making bridal wear Crepe back satin – One side satin and one side crepe so can be used with either side Hammered satin – A textured satin Messaline – A lightweight satin Panne satin – A stiff satin which is very glossy Ribbed satin Slipper satin – Satin … Thanks for introducing the topic as the comments above are so useful. Neal received her Associate of Arts in administrative assisting from Bohecker College. Linda. You did clip the curves didn’t you…? Like, really struggled. It looks beautiful! This was a steep learning curve. I don’t sew for friends. Put on the satyr pants when you are ready to wear them and tighten the drawstring to hold them up. This is just what works for me. Instead, I chose to finish the sleeves and hem with very delicate hand stitching. I am now seriously tempted to make several bat wing dresses for myself.) Here is my favorite kind – seriously it has to be woven by fairies! I agree with the comment above about using microtex needles for satin- they make such a difference. You need to invest in new needles, and specifically needles made for delicate fabrics. They can be used just with the fabric without the freezer paper. In the mean time I enjoy all your writings. Now for the neck line, as Burda teaches, use the iron-on-interfacing… Iron-on-Interfacing always should be lighter than your fabric and you will never have problem again. Place a pair of pants that fit you snugly on top of the fake fur fabric and center them. I have a quick question for you Sunni. Satyrs were mythical creatures that had the top half of a man and the bottom half of the hind quarters of a goat. Here are my tips when working with slippery fabrics: Use microtex machine needles – they are extremely sharp and they don’t run the fabric like other needles do. Oh, I was going to mention one more thing – Use your walking foot when you sew! Anyway, hopefully this helps you! It’s easier to correct mistakes when it’s ironed then unravel the stich, and it’s easier to stitch or handstitch as you see where you going. Satin is tricky to cut as it likes to slide about. This was going to be my first question- did she wear it!!?? It was not my finest hour. You did a wonderful job. A wide-leg pant with no side seam is an easy garment to sew! A very detailed video showing step-by-step of how to make a female/women trouser/pant pattern with pockets, zipper fly and band. Anyway, these tips are really handy, thank you. Use a basic pants sewing technique with fake fur fabric and easily fake a pair of cloven hooves. Something which might be worth trying if you use satin again – the neckline, you can face back with the lining (or a facing attached to the lining if you want to be sure no lining shows ever) then edge stitch the lining to the turnings, which holds it inside without any top stitching. It’s also a good idea to run an overlock or faux overlock stitch along raw edges before … No useful tips for sewing with satin I’m afraid, I’ve never tried. If the pants are a little tight around the waist, extend the waistline out 1 or 2 inches, making sure that you add the same amount to the outside seam line. And make … Good on you for being gutsy enough to want to make something out of satin. Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. Thanks for all the tips (and for prompting more in the comments). Ooo, I echo everyone above, I’d love to see a picture of the finished dress in action! Sometimes a student needs an expert by her side. Do not sew together the front and back of the waistline or the bottoms of the legs. This technique really works! Construct the neckline then under stitch, stitching the out fabric seam allowance to the interfaced lining and press carefully. woven necklines need facing front and back, and these facings need interfacing, to stop the neckline stretching out. How daunting. Remove the pins from the fabric. I want one! Hand stitching is brilliant btw, I didn’t say that. I think this dress looks amazing. And I was to deliver in enough time for her to do a last-minute rush to the shops. Then stitch the … Hope it helps. When we prewash satin, since it’s freezing outside, and it’s cold. I have a post about it here: I followed an excellent tutorial from Grainline studios and cut out the fabric between layers of paper. Add a seam allowance by drawing an outline 1 / 2 inch outside the traced lines along the legs and crotch and 2 inches along the waist and hem of the pants… Trace 1/2-inch from the edges of the pants all the way around with sewing chalk and add 2 more inches to the ends of each pant leg. To make your pants, you will need to get some cozy material. Then apply a thin 1.5cm strip of lightweight interfacing over this stitching. I agree with you that the hand sewing looks totally screams “bespoke”. I use to make a lot of dresses for my firends and their friends and did not have any single complaint (thanks to Burda). Ideally this will be soft, and warm, like flannel, or fleece. Looks gorgeous. http://www.afashionablestitch.com/2011/tips-and-tricks/the-best-tip-for-cutting-slippery-fabrics/, http://shop.afashionablestitch.com/product/extremely-fine-fusible-straight-stay-tape, http://www.kaiscissors.com/category.php?category_id=46. They grip the fabric as you cut and my favorites are here (the 10 inch ones): In my current frame of mind those stitches say ‘bespoke’ rather than ‘ham fisted’. Can we dry the satin on low heat ? Sounds to me as if the underskirt material is the problem.If you have a friend or relative who sews she probably can cut it out from inside and make a new one of a matching brown cotton of soft satin and it … Great job! If the … Sew them down at the edge to leave a space for the drawstring that will hold the pants … Add extra comfort with an elastic waist and your favorite fabric. Stay tape. http://www.afashionablestitch.com/2011/tips-and-tricks/the-best-tip-for-cutting-slippery-fabrics/ If she hated the finished result, she didn’t have to wear it. Satin competes with silk in case of smoothness sometimes because we make it with the combination of silk with other fibers. You did wonderful at the neckline! So, what did I learn about sewing with satin? 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