sewing challenge 2016 homemade clothing , accessories and soft furnishings

My Great Big Sewing Resolution – Cami Top

Sewing Resolution 2016

My ‘Attack the Stash’ journey has started in ernest.  Last year I purchased 3 meters each of mid-green, sky blue and royal blue satin from one of the haberdashery emporiums on Goldhawk Road. The fabric was intended for an art project, but I changed my mind.

So there was 9 meters of fabric, all neatly folded in the box, unloved. Until I came across some other floral dress fabric which included shades of green.  Ah! I can make a co-ordinating outfit.

I headed over to the ‘Sew Over It’ website in search of a simple top, and came across this little gem.

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‘Silk Cami’, by Sew Over It

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Sewing with such a slippery fabric such as satin can be tricky. After pre-washing, I lightly sprayed the material with starch, which will give it a little more grip, so when it comes to cutting, it shouldn’t slip and slide about too much.

Cutting of said fabric is to commence later today – wish me luck!

Let me know what sewing projects you are hoping to complete this year. Do you have any tips about sewing with satin?  Please comment below and subscribe to Champagne with a Twist to get the latest on my sewing journey.

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