Sewing with Brushed-Back Satin
My Darling Niece chose a pretty brushed-back satin for a gown. Very pretty!
I'm urgently looking for tips from others regarding washing instructions, sewing tips, i.e. what to watch out for, needle types, caveats etc.
I'm an intermediate sewer, but have not used this kind of material before...it's 83% polyester, 17% cotton. Wondering if I really need to prewash it. I normally do, but am hesitating because it's going to be for a formal gown and I realllly don't want to blow it! :-)
I plan on using fabric sizing to stiffen the pieces up a bit while handling and sewing them. Anyone else do this before? Also, any problems with fraying and finishing the edges?
PLEASE any hints you can forward will be GREATLY APPRECIATED. I am sewing it this weekend. 09/09
oh, it's pattern M3681 McCall's, the "red" view.
THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!!!!