I’ve gotten so much great advice on the project I’m now working on for my daughter, so I’m trying yet again. Burda pattern 8000, a semi-fitted, slightly (3/4″) dropped waist, shirt-waist style dress, with vest, recommends pinwale corduroy or velveteen as fabrics for the dress. I found a cotton print I want to use. I’m thinking of channel-stitching the fabric to another layer of cotton broadcloth, for use on the bodice, at least (maybe not the skirt), without any filler or interfacing, except interfacing in the usual places. Has anyone else used this method? What do you think about it, will it work? Will it bring the weight of the fabric close to corduroy or velveteen? What problems might I encounter?
I thought I would leave the sleeves with flounce attached above the wrist, made of only one layer of the cotton.
I found some great brown boiled wool to use for the vest, and this cotton print works wonderfully with it. This is one of those times I fell for the pattern first, and went looking for appropriate fabrics…and had a terrible time finding a non-raveling fabric for the vest. I’m looking forward to figuring out some way of embellishing the exposed seams on the vest.