Firming Up Fabrics with Gelatine
I couldn't help thinking how easy it would be to cut and apply bias binding in the chiffon. Here is it, un-treated and treated.
And the silk charmeuse, un-treated and treated.
The gelatine is then rinsed out in soapy water.
The silk charmeuse and silk chiffon, post-treatment, back to their original softness, not showing any signs at all of their gelatine bath.
My thanks to Lena Merrin, the Australian blogger whose website, thesewingspace.com, inspired our efforts. Also thanks to Ronnie, the scientist, and to Cathy Spain for the photos.