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Topic: Satin+ bustle skirt *and w/ pics*  (Read 819 times)
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« on: December 27, 2008 03:15:47 PM »


I want to make this with a printed satin I found at walmart. It's just oh so slightly stretchy and like, 100% poly. I'm not sure if it drape well for this style skirt:

It's obviously going to need heavy interfacing, but would canvas+lighter interfacing work just as well? I wouldn't make the skirt up to the under bust, because thats not going to do much for me. I'd fully line the fabric with broad cloth because it's not super heavy and has a very floaty lightness to it.

Also I have no idea on how to iron this. I'm so afriad to touch it, this print is so pretty. It's light pink with red roses and lilacs.
It's only 2$/yard but I only have three yards of it (but I plan on getting as many as I possibly can. It's really awesome fabric) and it's very wrinkly and needs ironing like you wouldn't belive.
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« Reply #1 on: December 31, 2008 02:51:21 PM »

It looks like the skirt (which is really cute btw Smiley ) in the photo is cotton, so the stretchy poly stuff won't drape the same way-- I think it'll look nice with the ruching, but it will drape down instead of standing out.  I don't think you'll need anything as heavy as canvas for the lining, a good cotton broadcloth or linen will probably give it enough body. 

As for getting the wrinkles out of the fabric, you'll probably want to pre-wash it anyway, just in case the fabric wants to shrink, so what I would do is just hang it on the line to dry, or you could just iron it on the lowest heat setting.
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« Reply #2 on: December 31, 2008 07:43:45 PM »

I'll be wearing a petticoat or two underneath it so volume so stiffness probablly won't matter.

I'll try ironing a swatch of it.

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