That is Carolina Herrera Cotton Stretch Twill purchased from Emma One Sock few seasons ago. When I bought it, the dress made of this fabric was still available in stores:
|Carolina Herrera Short Sleeve Marble Print Dress|
Photo courtesy of Bergdorf Goodman
The fabric has just the right amount of stretch - perfect for body-hugging style.
I decided to make a sheath dress.
The difference between the CH dress and NL6261 is that CH has panel front whereas NL is shaped by darts.
Things went great until I got this 'huh?' moment...
What should I do when the seams are not straight?
I know that for hip curve, I should ease-stitch SA and shrink it before sewing bias tape to it... but what about waist curve where SA is clipped?
|Ease-stitch on the edge of SA|
I searched online but to no avail... Does that mean Hong Kong finish is not an appropriate method to finish clipped SA?
|Pin bias tape to clipped SA and stitch along fold line|
|Press the seam open, enclose the edge, and stitch in the ditch - Now SA lie flat|
You can see the clippings between seam and bias tape. I have to say it is not the most elegant SA, but at least it will not ravel.
The dress is almost done! I only need to add lingerie guards.
I will post the finished dress next time.
Until then, happy sewing everyone!