Sunday, January 20, 2008

21. Interlining Indecision

I've been going back and forth about my decision to not underline (interline) the dress. Originally, I decided not to, because the silk satin can hold the folds by itself and I am inexperienced with this technique and thus was afraid I might mess it up.

More recently, I've come across some things that made me doubt that decision. Several of the blogs I read regularly have talked about underlining their outfits and the benefits - one that grabbed my attention was the ability to mark all of the pattern markings on the underlining, not on the fashion fabric. Another blogger (and I'm so sorry, but I can't remember who) talked about how the underlining fabric helped her control the silk fashion fabric. I haven't worked with silk before, but if it's difficult to control, then I would like all the help I can get!

Finally, the latest issue of Threads magazine (Tauton Press) had an article on underlining/interlining by Kenneth King, and he recommended cutting out the underlining first, hand stitching it to the fashion fabric, and then cutting out the fashion fabric.

Last night I couldn't fall asleep - I just kept wondering what to do. Finally, after 11 pm, I gave up and hopped on the internet, buzzed over to Thai Silks and ordered 7 yards of silk organza. I paid extra for rush delivery - the wedding is March 8th and I'm starting to feel the press of time...

I hope this was the right thing to do.


faeriekat said...

So now stop thinking and worrying; the decision has been made. Forward, march! Have some confidence in yourself; here, have some of the confidence I have in you, because I have oodles extra!

Susan said...

and me too!!! i know it will be great, gwen!!! :-D