Self timer, too much to the left
And then there was the one of just the fence (not published). Ended up needing help. DH stepped up to the mark.
All the advice I read said: DO NOT insert an invisible zip in silk chiffon. Did I heed it? Did I heck?
I inserted the full length 22′ zip then had a bustle thing happening at the rear end and so ripped out the lower bit and shortened the zip by 6″ to just below the band and still there’s some weird ruching thing going on back there. And straight?
I got so fed up with the slippy silk that I abandoned the underskirt hanging down as I just couldn’t get it even all round – it’s cut on bias just to make life doubley difficult. It’s still there but cut to fall inside the overskirt.
I had to hand stitch the front wrap bodice too to keep it from gaping and to keep some pleats in place. There are a few areas of the sleeves that are puckered too, but you’re not going to see them close up as I’m embarrassed enough.
So, to make myself absolutely clear – anyone who sews with fine silk, chiffon, georgette and other such ethereal fabrics – my admiration and esteem knows no bounds. You are my heroes!
What I’m listening to – Karl Orff’s Carmina Burana, specifically O Fortuna, or otherwise known as the theme tune from the Omen (1976)
Thanks for reading. Ruth