Thursday, 20 March 2008

Crinkle Fabric

I want to make a collared wrap over blouse from crinkled fabric.
The pattern is New Look 6252 and the fabric is a burnt orange and gold crinkle polyester fabric.
How should I approach the collars and cuffs etc?
Should I iron some of the fabric flat and use that for the collar/cuff/facing, or somehow try to fuse whilst maintaining the crinkle?
How do you keep the crinkle when assembling? What about pressing seams, hems etc?

I would appreciate any tips you might have to share on this, because I really want to make this wrap top for my SWAP :-)

Monday, 10 March 2008

Brown self stripe pants are done

Phew! The brown self stripe stretch woven pants are now finished.
On this pair because of the amount of stretch in the fabric I had to take an additional 4" or so out of the waist to keep the pants up.

Onto the test jacket/coat next which is all cut out ready to go.