Member since 2/1/13
Date: 2/1/13 7:12 PM
I've been sewing for a while, but I have thus far avoided satin. So, of course, my first satin project is going to be my medium-weight silk satin wedding bodice (genius!).
The bodice is built somewhat like a corset. It will have an inner, functional layer of coutil flatlined with quilting cotton, with boning in between. I want to use this to bag line the outer fashion layer of satin.
So I've bought my silk satin, and my poly satin for a muslin, and my walking foot. My question is, should I flatline the satin for structure and to avoid wrinkles (and to keep the boning from showing through), or should I just make a go of the satin alone? If it makes a difference, I'm a perfectionist who is NOT the most steady-handed sewer in the west.
Thanks! Oh, and if flatlining is recommended, what fabric (preferably one that I can find at Hobby Lobby, since that's my only local fabric store and I don't really want to go online for flatlining fabric) would be good for it?