Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Another Skirt

Daughter picked out the fabric for this skirt from the home decor department. The underskirt is dupioni silk, while the overskirt is a synthetic.

Dupioni is one of my favorite fabrics. The way it reflects the light is one of the reasons I love it. It does have a huge drawback: it sheds horribly. That is why I make French seams (basically a seam within a seam). Here's how the French seam looks on the wrong side:


Toxiferous said...

Wow! Those fabrics look so beautiful together.

Lottery Girl said...

Thanks Toxiferous!

Daughter has incredible taste, and is always able to put stuff together.

Sarah said...

Dear Stephanie,

It looks beautiful!

I had to made a dress that way in school and it didn't even looked like a dress--maybe like a curtain--like a _very_ ugly curtain. [g]

Lottery Girl said...

Dear Sarah,

I am laughing because I have had similar sewing disasters!

Thanks for the compliment!

A Novel Woman said...

I just bought a new sewing machine today to replace my old one lost in the basement flood. Yay! It's a Janome.

I do not know how to make French seams. C'est dommage. I do love duponi silk though, so perhaps you can teach me.

Lottery Girl said...

Dear NW:

A new sewing machine? AWESOME!!! I'd love to get one since mine is from 1973, but I don't even know what I'd buy... I don't need all the decorative stitching, but I do want something that is quality.

French seams are quite easy, but they are time-consuming. They are used for straight seams, like side seams, but not for things like setting in the sleeves. What you are doing is sewing the seam twice. I found the best tutorial on the Internet, and will send it to you.

If anyone else wants this link, let me know!

Lottery Girl said...

Dear NW,

Found it and decided to post it here: