Member since 8/9/08
Date: 1/7/10 1:35 PM
hi, i have a beautiful white gauzey fabric and wanted to make a really nice shirt for my caribbean vacation. it's just a regular white shirt with 3/4 sleeves not too much detail, cause the fabric has some soft details. anyway, i was thinking about using organza for the collar, front facing and cuffs. any help would be appreciated. thanks! forgot to mention that the fabric is kind of sheer
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Member since 8/24/02
In reply to canei
Date: 1/7/10 2:39 PM
Organza is a great interfacing -- just make sure it is SILK organza, not the poly stuff!
IMHO it would be a really good option for a semi-sheer fabric. Just be sure to pre-treat it if the blouse will be washed, silk can/will shrink. Washing silk organza will also remove some of the stiffness, so you may want to use two layers, just test first to see how much stiffness you need/want in those areas.
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Date: 1/7/10 3:22 PM
I use silk organza frequently, often as a lining instead of facings or as an interlining, as well as interfacing. I consider it a sewing staple and always have some on hand. I look for it on sale and have purchased it from Dharma more than once.
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