SEWING

ANOTHER DARLING RANGES & SLIPPERY FABRIC

February 9, 2012

I just bought this beautiful silk for another Megan Nielsen Darling Ranges dress.  I am pretty excited about the look of the fabric, but also a little scared of working with this delicate and slippery choice.

Here are a few links that I found and will be using as I cut and sew this version.  Do you guys know any other tricks?

Burda – http://www.burdastyle.com/techniques/cut-slippery-fabric


-Candlelight Valley Fabrics – http://www.candlelightvalleyfabrics.com/sewingwithslipperyfabric.htm

-A Fashionable Stitch – http://www.afashionablestitch.com/2011/tips-and-tricks/the-best-tip-for-cutting-slippery-fabrics/


-Grainline Studio – http://grainlinestudio.com/2011/08/01/tips-tricks-delicate-necklines/

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6 Comments

  • Reply agoodwardrobe.com February 9, 2012 at 11:05 AM

    I love the print! It’s going to make a beautiful dress.

  • Reply Forrest February 9, 2012 at 12:03 PM

    Such a pretty print! I use a lot of slippery fabrics because apparently I like to torture myself! I usually use plain old spray starch to iron the fabric and give it a little stiffness. (that’s probably a big no-no with some people but I’ve never had a problem with it washing out on synthetic or natural fibers)When I cut I use clothespins to hold the fabric to my mat around the edges, then I use pattern weights instead of pins because I find pining the pattern to the fabric can stretch and distort it sometimes. Hope that helps!

  • Reply grainline February 9, 2012 at 1:06 PM

    Just cut it between paper and it will be as easy to cut as…paper! I just noticed you’re in Evanston, did you get that at Vogue? I’ve almost bought that fabric a few times but sadly made,myself stick to my list. It’s going to be beautiful!

  • Reply Lisa February 9, 2012 at 1:57 PM

    Beautiful fabric. Like the other commentor Forrest , I have used spray starch to good effect. I have only ever used it on Synthetics though. I am kinda scared to spray it on delicate silk for some reason.

  • Reply Sewing Princess February 10, 2012 at 5:14 PM

    One trick I learned is that you should run stitches within the seam allowance to avoid stretching. This is advisable for the armhole, shoulder and neckline area
    http://pacoperaltarovira.blogspot.com/2011/10/blusa-free-pattern.html
    I am also currently sewing a silk blouse (actually the pattern on the link I added)

  • Reply Molly Ston September 10, 2015 at 7:44 AM

    Beautiful fabric. Like the other commentor Forrest , I have used spray starch to good effect. I have only ever used it on Synthetics though. I am kinda scared to spray it on delicate silk for some reason.
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