kcw spring 2013 [day five]

April 26th, 2013

sewing with tulle

Hour #5

1. tulle: For all of my sewing career (ha!) I’ve worked with pretty straight forward fabrics: cottons, wools, and knits now and then. I’ve never been drawn to the slinky, fancy stuff. Those fabrics are not really my style, but mostly they look really tricky to sew. Turns out tulle is not that awful. It is difficult to sew something practically invisible and it was a bit slippy. But  did you know that tulle doesn’t fray? No hems at all! Zip, zip (that’s the sound effect for a few seams) and the poofy bit of the lining was done.

lining and tulle

2. lining: The lining is a few rectangles sewn together and then hemmed. Easy peasy. Then you baste both together and gather them like the main skirt. I don’t think this step actually took me a whole hour, but plenty of previous steps took more than an hour so let’s call it even. There are still two more days (two hours!) left in Kid’s Clothes Week. Don’t you go taking the weekend off!

fairy tale dress lining

Are you coming to hang out with me tomorrow? I don’t know how many people are coming. If we don’t all fit, there is a nice little bar across the street. It’ll either be cookies and coffee and sewing, or bloody marys and fried cheese curds and sewing!

5 Responses to kcw spring 2013 [day five]

  1. Erin says:

    Can’t wait to see this dress!! And, is that a kenmore you’re sewing on? Looks like mine :)

    • meg says:

      yes! My mother gave it to me 7 years ago. It has served me well through the years, but I think I’m starting to outgrown it.

  2. You’re being the biggest tease this week…I’m loving it! I wish I was coming tomorrow, but I’m on the wrong side of the world

  3. Katie says:

    She’s going to look beautiful in that dress! I can’t wait to see it when it’s finished!

  4. Caitlin says:

    Thanks so much for breaking your project down to one hour segments. This was my first kcw and seeing some people post multiple outfits day after day was a little intimidating (though inspiring, too). It’s been great to see what one can realistically accomplished in an hour. Can’t wait to see the finished product!