|From The Dressmaker's Handbook of Couture Sewing Technique By Lynda Maynard|
I chose some lovely wine colored stretch cotton sateen (purchased on fabric.com in bulk just to have lots on hand) and some light gray lining fabric acquired at my local thrift shop.
And here is what the inside looked like when I was done with it.
The wrapped seam edges and the color contrast look amazing. There's not a raw edge in this entire skirt.
An it doesn't look too bad, either! For the pattern, I used Simplicity 1690 from the 1950's.
I also added a couple of inches to the skirt, my first experience with sizing a pattern. This pattern was a lot of firsts for me!
|That's 1/8th of my fabric stash to the left.|
My advice? If you're at the intermediate level and you want to take your sewing game to a whole new level, you want this book. It's couture eye candy with a how to attached, and I love it!