Surrey United Kingdom Member since 5/18/11 Posts: 92 Skill: Advanced
Date: 11/1/12 7:01 PM
I am making a bridesmaid dress for myself as I am going to be the only bridesmaid for my mother-in-law's wedding in 3 month's time.
I am using Butterick 5457 - which is a bit of a tricky pattern to say the least. One of the things that I realised from my toile was that one layer of the lining pieces that the pattern asks you to cut is actually used as underlining.
So for the actual dress, I am planning on using silk organza as the underlining for a lovely crepe-backed satin. I know that the satin is rather thick, and because of the crepe-back I wouldn't choose to underline it. but for this pattern this will be necessary because of all the pleats in the bodice.
My question here is, would silk organza be a good choice for it? would it actually do much? if not, I would be inclined to use a cotton poplin/broadcloth as it's much cheaper (and save my organza for some beautiful silks instead).
I also had a few more questions on the construction and the design of this patten - if you have a minute please do feel free to pop over to my blog post and let me know what you think
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Bridal and Formalwear Sewing >> Underlining crepe-backed satin