I have finally started to sew the flower dress and below you can see what I have been working with today, I hope you enjoy it.
After a long search I finally found the right shade of embroidery thread, I chose a DMC mouline thread. For the sewing I will use Gütermann thread as I always do.
I started by sewing a test of the skirt part, I want the skirt to be very wide and I will use a lot of fabric. So I visited the fabric store again the other day and bought 7 m of tulle.
If you want to know more about how to sew wrinkles then click on the link and read one of my earlier posts: Sewing wrinkles
Next step was to draw the pattern for the top part of the dress. Read more about drawing and cutting patterns
After the pattern making it’s time to cut out the pattern of the fabric, so the first step is to pin the pattern onto the fabric.
It’s difficult to mark the fabric when using tulle, and last time when I used black tulle it was impossible to mark it with a pen so I used the sewing machine instead. This time it was little easier and I marked the fabric by using a black marker pen.
When cutting out the fabric pieces I left some space from the marking because I don’t want to tear the edges during the sewing process
it’s important to use the right stitches when sewing and I used a special stitch for thin stretch fabrics.
I haven’t sewn the parts together yet, I just pinned it. It will not be a wrinkled edge that you see in the middle of the top and skirt part. But I think that the edge looks really good so I will probably use that in another project instead.
Next step is to sew the real skirt part and then I will start to embroider the flowers, which I look forward to do.
// Love nütie