After doing one final muslin over the weekend I cut into the silk Sunday and late yesterday. The good thing about making several muslins of a garment before you cut into the fashion fabric is that, once you do, the going is really easy and fast. During lunch today I sewed up the lining. It’s a very straightforward sheath with front waistline and bust darts. I always Make the Lining First, since it allows me one last fitting opportunity. The lining is made of silk habotai. I stayed the neckline edges, both front and back, using selvages from the habotai. It keeps the edges from stretching out during sewing. When I stay a neckline edge, I use either a selvage or twill tape. Twill tape works well if the area you are staying has a fair amount of curve. Here, because the v-neck and back have little curvature, the silk selvage works well without adding any bulk.
Here’s the lining. Tomorrow I’ll start on the outer shell.
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