On a recent trip to China (yes China!), I picked up some gorgeous silk, bright blue with a WILD multicoloured pattern. I would like to make some kind of halter/tank top from it, and have a couple questions:
1. How difficult is it to sew 'slippery' silk? Do I need a special needle, and all will be solved, or is it best to take it to a seamstress? (My sewing skills are average).
2. Does anyone know of a good pattern (fun, not too conservative) that would work? The pattern is amazing, but really large (1 per m) so I'd like to minimize the number of seams if possible!
I'm having some issues with gathered skirts. I've been experimenting with "gypsy" skirts, and doing 4 or 5 "layers", all with gathers in between. Unfortunatly, the layers about 2 or 3 down bulge out at the back, making my bum look weird. Any ideas for gathering, should I gather more at the front? or on the side? HELP!
I made a circle skirt (yay for tutes) out of some brown stretch velvet. I've got about...40 cm by 60 cm left...n i want 2 make some sort of a bag. Unfortunatly, Im not exactly a supercrazy sewer (not that that's bad! ). Does anyone ahve simple-ish ideas for a bag?