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Has anyone sewn with crinkled fabrics?
Can you give me any tips or how-to's? How do you achieve a nice crisp hem if an iron can't be used?
Does wetting the fabric bring back the crinkles?
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yes, wetting the fabric brings it back. but the hem is tricky i have always just hemmed the way i always have and it seems to look pretty good..
I hope this helps you out?
Forgot to mention, edgestitch from wrong side to complete rolled hem.
Hi, Roxanne! I wanted to make a post regarding the bias flounce on your Vogue pattern. You did not stipulate whether you are using a natural fabric (silk, crepe backed satin) or a polyester. Please note that a natural silk fabric will come in various mombie's (weight of silk), which will also affect the "bias" drape. If you find that the silk is too thin, may I suggest lining the drape with China silk, also cut on the bias.
When we attempt to replicate designs with "cheap" fabric (this may even include silks), we are always disappointed with the outcome, unless we take extra measures of underlining to build-up and ultimately tailoring the garment. Tailoring=building (underlining, interfacing and lining)
Why would you want a sharp crisp hem line on a crinkle...you loose the charm of the fabric prep? Stay-stitch hem at a 1/4" from edge, press up on stitched line, clipping on curves; trim half of 1/4" to an 1/8", and fold again an 1/8"...Calvin Klein Hem...a little more difficult than a serged hem.
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