Kidding aside, I'm glad the newspaper trick worked for you. And wow, what a result! I also would never have thought to use a crisp fabric like dupioni for such a loose flowing skirt, but you're proving the opposite with a bang. And you know, flowing in action is really haute couture :-), so pat yourself on the back.
Ah, and you might want to use a lightweight woven such as organza to interface a facing like this - the facing won't show through. Although watch for a single line of serging at the edge - if that might be a problem, you can sew the edges of the facing and organza together on the right side with a straight stitch, press open, and use the facing with only that very clean edge. If push comes to shove, you could use a double layer of organza as a facing, but I don't think dupioni would warrant that. Also, facings are often drafted very skimpily by major companies as they're trying to pretend their designs don't take as much fabric as they do - if you add a few inches in width, you'll probably get past the pressure point and have any edge hang perfectly unseen.
by: Christine ...
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