even when you try to straighten it by hand~but you should give it a press & zigzag the entire length of both cut sides
but the bottom border doesn’t curl a bit
enter Karen’s vintage pinking sheer – it’s great!
and does a fantastic job of cutting off that too-long border
then I zigzagged the bottom raw edge & trimmed off some of the straggling threads
You really do need to zigzag a fabric like this, especially if it’s rayon, as this one is. The gathered edges still curl, but they’ll be zigzagged all the way down, making raveling seams less ravely. If you’ve got a serger, that’s an even stronger/better edge finish.
Length is a personal thing. Personally, I think mid-calf is good, but I know I have to be careful. Just below the knee is too short for me, mid-calf just focuses attention on my fat calfs, so below the fullest part is my choice. Then I don’t have to lift the skirt every time I climb stairs, and summer breezes can keep me cooler. (Thanks to Karen for taking some photos!)
see all those gathers? i didn’t have to do a single one – hehe!
It could be as quick as a seam down the back & then worn, but it’s too long, possibly too snug, and I want some kind of straps. Must decide how much to shorten, whether/how to do an addition, I’d like pockets, and what kind of shoulder straps to concoct. Should be interesting to see what the rayon fabric allows.
Have enjoyed these programmes very much, and learned a lot from them. This week’s is no exception, as coincidentally I’ve just purchased & laundered a piece of already-gathered fabric. Always wanted one of those…
Despite being ensconced in a comfy chair, I managed to plunge me digits into fabric puddled on the table before me… the 1 metre or so of faux chiffon I’d found, to act as under-bodice belt for the blue vintage garden party dress acquired last month. Continue reading last night, after telly…→