Very soon, I’ll be starting my first formal project — a dress for my DD’s junior prom. Luckily, she’s chosen a simple design (Simplicity 3826) so I’m confident about the basic sewing. I’m reading through Bridal Couture (Khalje, 1997) and Sewing for Special Occasions (Singer Sewing Reference Library, 1994) before I begin the muslin.
The Singer book states horsehair braid “can be used for subtle shaping of princess seams” (pg. 59). Here’s my first question — is the horsehair braid used in addtion to boning, instead of boning, or is it optional?
I sew, therefore I am