I have just bought some new material conforming with my usual habit of “shoot first, ask questions afterward” and now have to figure out how to sew it into a glamorous lined short dress! I wonder if any of you have any tips.
It is composed of many shiny black plastic discs overlapping on a black (minimally or non-stretchy)mesh so that they have the effect of reflective fish scales. The mesh doesn’t show; it is all shimmer and shine. Guess that is what seduced me. 😉
I have a very simple pattern for a pullover A-line dress with no sleeves, McCalls #7995, view B, but straps, which I plan to make in black velvet.
The salesman said I could just sew in the gaps. Someone else said I could sew over the plastic discs, but this doesn’t seem right. If you have no hints, I might end up sewing it by hand. Help, please!
Edited 7/10/2008 11:03 am ET by HotRags