Underlining silk charmeuse
Hello people , I am starting to think about sewing my DIL wedding dress .it is based on Simplicity 8047 .this a princess style dress with a beaded lace over blouse . She is keen on a silk charmeuse of medium weight . Because if all the seaming I am concerned about seam allowance show through . Ialso think that this dress while best in a fabric with drape ,needs a heftier fabric than silk charmeuse . My solution is to consider underlining it . I could use a fine cotton lawn or silk organza (would thus be too crisp under the charmeuse?) or ?? . I would appreciate some opinions and assistance from those experienced with this fabric .
You should probably make some swatches with various underlings with seams. It will help you decide what you want the hand of the finished garment to be.
Try using two layers of the silk charmeuse, maybe move to a lighter weight. When I got my degree in apparel design, a fellow student did the above, and made both layers "show" with very feminine shoulder straps. The necklines were opposite diagonal lines, so delicate... A simple pearl necklace would finish it off. Always think about the jewelry the person is going to wear, it makes it, or breaks it!