I’m sewing with a viscose twill of most magnificent gorgeousness. I chose the fabric for its drape as well as the Oriental floral print which just seems to sigh, We’ll always have Paris.
The drape struck me as suiting the dress’s side tuck ruffle, and it does. But man, all that fabric is heavy. So heavy, I was concerned about the front waistline’s ability to maintain silhouette and not bag or stretch. (There are no instructions for stay stitching in this pattern’s instructions.)
I turned to a length of silk organza selvedge, cut into a deep strip with pinking shears. I chose to work with the organza’s selvedge because it’s light, but tightly woven and extremely stable.
Which I pinned and then stitched just inside the seam line of the front skirt waist.
Here’s hoping this works! Here’s hoping a lot else works. We’ll know in – ooh – about 48 hours. Wish me luck…