I hope you ladies won’t be sick of hearing about this dress before I get it done! It’s a big learning project for me!
After carefully deciding to purchase 100% cotton for both the dress and underlining, I went to Hancock’s and got a poly/rayon gaberdine and lining fabric! LOL The clerk told me that underlining would make the garment too stiff so I should line it instead. I’m using a McCalls pattern and I believe the actual sewing will be simple enough. It will be the fitting that will make (or break) the dress.
As for fitting, I’ve located a sewing friend!! Yippee!!! She’s experienced and may be willing to help me make a paper tape dress form! It would be so awsome to have one!! I think I would feel like I knew what I was doing just using one!
Well, that’s the saga on the sheath for right now. This project will happen, honest. I’m just trying hard to get my “ducks in a row” before beginning. Checking in with you ladies lets me know if I’m on the right track.
Question: Is it advisable to line gaberdine? The clerk said to just make two dresses (one with lining and one with fashion fabric and attach them at the shoulder covering with the sleeve and neck facings.).