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Date: 4/13/10 8:07 AM

I have committed to sewing a dress for a friend inspired by
this look.


We have chosen a silk charmeuse with an organza overlay for the body of the dress. The strips on the bottom are to be made from the charmeuse.

I was envisioning cutting the skirt a little on the bias, rounded at the waist and the hem.

So that means the strips will have to be bias cut so that they will curve parallel to the hem.

Question. How would you finish the strips? Hem both ends, and topstitch? Create tubes? Other?
-- Edited on 4/13/10 8:08 AM --

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Date: 4/13/10 12:46 PM

It looks like the tubes on the dress because you can see SAs on top sides but not on the bottom sides of strips. That would certainly be the easier way of doing it.

I would cut single layer strips, turn edges under and topstitch. This way they'll look symmetrical. Just make certain everything is very even.

Of course, you would get richer color if you use double layer organza strips. In that case, do the tubes. It'll be easier to make them even than single layer bias strips.

Also, if curve is insignificant you might be able to use organza ribbon and ease top edge around the curve.

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Fabric bought in 2009: 30 yds
Fabrc sewn in 2009: 19 yds
Fabric stash: 145 yds

3 Garments IN and 6 Garments OUT

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Date: 4/13/10 6:46 PM

Thanx Nata. Would you still cut strips on the bias to make the tubes?

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