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Wedding dress lining – can you dye/stain it darker

Hello experts! I recently saw my wonderful lace wedding dress – unfortunately the ivory charmeuse lining under the ivory lace is not the color that was anticipated (too light, darker color would make the lace pattern pop out more) I’m wondering if there is any possiblility that I could darken the ivory lining underneath myself (since it cannot be replaced)?  I realize this would be an extremely delicate process in order not to color the overlying lace, but I think the two layers can be seperated enough that it could work. 1) Will charmeuse take a stain/dye? 2) What would you suggest using for the coloring?  I’ve done tea-bag staining myself on other cotton garment…seems that could be a gradual process of darkening the fabric to the ideal shade. 3) Is this an absolutely terrbile idea?  Obviously I don’t want to ruin my dress, but the alterations department isn’t making any other suggestions :/ Here is the dress (in the cafe lining which is too dark for my skin tone). http://www.marisabridals.com/Style/Marisa/953/   Thanks for any input you have!   Nichole By: Nichole

Creating New Memories of Your Wedding?

Re-creating New Memories From Wedding Dresses – The SandPaper http://news.google.comThu, 29 Aug 2013 16:34:38 GMT The SandPaperRe-creating New Memories From Wedding DressesThe SandPaperThe projects take shape on the serger, sewing and embroidery machines. The embroidery machine is used to put the baby’s name on blankets and bibs and the cristening date on the bo … Repurposing your special wedding dress is such a great idea!  All of those thoughts about your daughter wearing your dress for her wedding do not take into account how to store the wedding dress for a year or 5.  Keep in mind that you may be moving more than once in the next 5 to 10+ years and there may come a time when you decide that moving the wedding dress is more trouble than it is worth.  Remember that any stains in your dress need to be removed before storing the dress, especially if you have plans that you will have a daughter and your daughter will want to wear your wedding dress.  If you plan on repurposing your gown, you won’t worry so much about storing or moving the gown.  Just fold the gown carefully and store out of the sunlight.  The gown can be cleaned before you repurpose. 31 Ways To Repurpose Your Wedding Gown – FreeShipping.org http://www.freeshipping.orgMon, 06 Jun 2011 10:35:35 GMT You’ve already done the wedding march and packed away your wedding gown. You could wait 20 years then toss it, or consider one of our 31 ways to repurpose that super-expensive dress. Judith Judith@fabrics.net Judith has been studying and writing about fabrics for over 50 years. Passionate about textiles, she explains that researching is like collecting clues to build the full picture of each subject. Judith always looks for the sunny side of life.

Wedding Veil

I am wanting to make my daughter’s silk tulle veil 54 inches wide and 108 inches long. I have watched countless videos on how to wrap the comb with a silk ribbon and attatch the tulle to the comb. I wanted to know how to do a rolled edge hem. Do I need a thin ribbon? The veil we tried on was over 500 dollars and was just like the one I want to make. I realize the fabric will be 168.00 dollars but it does not look too difficult to make. Thank you so much. Jane Hamilton By: Jane Hamilton

From Bespoke to Made To Measure, There is a Difference

Made to Measure suits for men have been around for many years, your body is measured, you choose from several different styles and several different fabrics and your suit is made specifically for you.  Made to measure has now gone digital:Made to measure for a suitable webcam fit – The National http://news.google.com The NationalMade to measure for a suitable webcam fitThe NationalKnot Standard, an online UAE-based tailor, last month launched a webcam measuring service. The system, which requires people to stand in front of a webcam holding a CD, is about 90 per …   Men’s suits, jackets, pants, shoes and now shirts available:Salvatore Ferragamo Launches Updated Men’s Made-To- Measure … http://elitedaily.comMon, 22 Apr 2013 13:30:53 GMT For Immediate Release:In April 2013, Salvatore Ferragamo launches the new Su Misura Made-To-Measure program, complementing the hand crafted Special Edi.   Women have the opportunity to wear made to measure garments both for a wedding gown and also for the whole wedding party:Dreams made to measure – Rasha Taylor – The Wellington Wedding … http://www.thewellingtonweddingshow.co.nzMon, 08 Apr 2013 22:56:00 GMT by Johanna Osborne. Fashionistas alert! This is one post you don’t want to miss. If you are after a beautiful wedding gown, or bridal couture design that is made to measure especially for you, then Rasha Taylor Couture is your heaven-sent gift. Image via Flickr Not one to sit quietly on the side lines, Shoes!Brian Atwood Launching Sexed Up Made–to-Measure Bridal Collection – Fashionista http://fashionista.com/18h ago They’re made to measure, which means you can decide if you want nude satin or white leather, which are just two of the options available. A pair of crystal-heeled, hydrangea-covered pumps that will more than satisfy your need for something blue. Enjoy! Judith Judith@fabrics.net Remember, if you have a topic, idea, or question you would like for me to research, just email me.

Silk Faille, Bengaline, Taffeta, Ottoman, Grosgrain, What Do These Fabrics Have in Common?

Image via Flickr And the answer is…..all of these fabrics have cross wise grains.  The most pronounced is grosgrain [groh-greyn] followed by bengaline [ben-ga-line] and ottoman then faille [fahyl] then taffeta. Excellent photos and descriptions can be seen at The Upstairs Sewing Room:The Upstairs Sewing Room: Mother of the bride outfit! Fabric found!! http://theupstairssewingroom.blogspot.com3/30/13 We looked at a couple of different fabrics, but when the salesclerk showed us a fabulous red silk faille, I was in love! It was a lovely red (not that orange red but a clear, blue red) and was a nice weight with some texture to it. A must see silk faille dress with beautiful embroidered flowers:  Erdem Mette Embroidered Cotton and Silk–faille Dress http://www.fashionfuss.com4/5/11 Erdem Mette’s Embroidered Cotton and Silk–faille Dress is a must-have fashion item. This is definitely going to look gorgeous o you. Gwen Stefani’s pink and white silk faille wedding dress is one of my favorite silk faille dresses of all time.  Designer John Galliano’s design accents the beauty of the fabric while not overpowering  the bride:  Top 10 Celebrity Wedding Dresses of All Time http://www.womenio.com2/8/13 … designer John Galliano is a beautiful creation in pink and not at all the typical white gown. Stefani wanted her wedding to be unique and that is exactly what she got in this beautiful dress made from white and pink silk faille. More about bengaline and taffeta in upcoming articles. Enjoy! Judith Judith@fabrics.net

Will the Real Silk Doupioni Please Stand Up?

Image via Flickr Doupioni, also spelled douppionni, doppione, douppione, pronounced [doo-pee-ohn-ni] is a silk fabric that has been woven from silk fiber that is reeled from double silk cocoons or 2 or more silk cocoons that are interlocked.  The resulting silk fabric has irregular slubs. Doupioni is similar to silk shantung. From silk doupioni wedding gowns to silk doupioni suits for business wear to childrens christening gowns to doupioni silk flowers, many items and garments are made from this crisp, lustrous and elegant fabric.  Silk doupioni drapes are beautiful and will last several years if lined with cotton to keep the silk out of the sun. DIY Project by Posh Paperie and Jackie Wonders Photography … http://www.stylemepretty.com3/12/10 Perfect Dupioni Silk Yo-Yos. silk flowers. DIY projects. diy project. How perfect are these? I am obsessed. Totally obsessed. And am definitely heading to the fabric store this weekend to start crafting. Okay, you want to start by … Silk doupioni is made in China, Japan, Italy as well as India.  Descriptions of this fabric on the internet vary according to the country of origin.  In some cases the description of silk doupioni sound more like silk shantung than doupioni.  Therefore, when deciding on which fabric type or which doupioni, the buyer should trust the vendor and also educate themselves.  Some doupioni fabrics are suitable for tailoring and have a linen look, others are lightweight and work beautifully in wedding gowns. A Victorian Ball Gown | Man the Capstan – Reenactment Blog for … http://manthecapstan.wordpress.com3/13/13 The pouf sleeves and the underskirt are made of a 100% pure golden dupioni silk. The bodice is fully lined and boned for added shape and structure, and buttons at the front with self covered golden dupioni fabric buttons. Be sure and visit Cindy Needham’s blog and photos of her beautiful quilting and cutwork with Doupioni silk!  I have bookmarked her site to follow and be inspired.Cindy Needham: Doing The Little Stuff! http://blog.cindyneedham.com3/20/13 I also removed the very white binding and replaced it with a soft champagne Dupioni silk…much better! The beadwork in the scrolls is about half done and I’m very happy with how that’s turning out…no ripping here! I think I …   Enjoy! Judith Judith@fabrics.net  

What is Silk Crepe Back Satin?

  Image via Flickr The right side of the Silk crepe back satin is the satin weave which  gives this ever-popular, lustrous, drapable silk part of its name.  Satin dates to the Middle Ages where it originated in Zaytoun (Zaitin, Canton), China. When satin arrived in Europe in the twelfth – thirteenth centuries the spelling was aceytuin and in Italy, zetain. From the original Chinese spelling the term was contracted to zetin, finally to satin. By the fourteenth century, satin was the court favorite in England. Satin comes in many weights and styles, each nuance assigned its own name satin de chine, de Lyons, Duchesse, Turc, Serrano, panne, messaline, Merveilleux, Empresse, deBurges, crepe, Gree, alcyonne, deChypre and canton are but a few. The back of this fabric is the characteristic pebble type crepe created by the twisted yarns. The quail colored double silk crepe back satin is one of the prettiest gowns I have seen!  Joanne Fleming Design: A year in design…..   joanneflemingdesign.blogspot.com12/27/12 … of all the dresses just before they leave the studio for their moment in the spotlight….. One of the first weddings of the year was Cath’s…..and she chose this gorgeous quail coloured double silk crepe-back satin for her gown.   Using silk crepe back satin as a coat lining is a great investment!  The silk wears well, doesn’t change the temperature regulation of the outer coat fabric, and gives the feeling of luxury.  Silk Lining for a Couture Finish – Sewing Blog | BurdaStyle.com www.burdastyle.com8/17/11 Silk Crepe Back Satin. Photobucket. Quite an expensive choice, readers! This high-end silk is on the heavier side and is, therefore, a great lining for winter, adding warmth, elegance and breathability to a beautiful wool or fur …   One design seen in several different weights and weaves of silk.  Olivia Luca: Empire Off-Shoulder Surplice olivialuca.blogspot.com5/5/11 Deep wide Surplice “V” neck front and back. Straps sit just on the edge of the shoulder, approximately 1.5 ” wide. Empire waist and princess seams or fisheye darts (depending on skirt shape) … Silk Crepe-Back Satin … Silk Satin-Face Organza …   Silk in any weight or weave is timeless.  Enjoy!