During the second half of April and into May, I’m sewing along with Tasia at Sewaholic.net. A bunch of other talented seamsters and I are all making her just-released Crescent skirt pattern. Here’s a reflection on my efforts to sew well.
Since I’ve never worked with satin organza before, I’m closely following the guidelines from Sandra Betzina’s More Fabric Savvy. I preshrunk the fabric to make it slightly softer, then cut out the fabric pieces with a rotary cutter, mat, and weights. I took great care here, pressing down as I cut to ensure that the fabric didn’t warp. I cut the interfacing and facing pieces from white silk organza to keep the semi-transparent white flowers on the front waistband crisp. Finally, I’ve taken care to use narrow French seams.
I’m very happy with this hint of a skirt. Thanks, Tasia, for all the work you’ve put into this wonderful Sew-Along so far.