Posts Tagged ‘lining’

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

Silk fabrics help

Hello I am designing my own summer trousers with vests and I want to use silk.  However, I am not sure which silk to use and also what lining to use.  I am looking for a high quality silk.  Thanks By: Mandy Welsh

Side, Back, Center and a Celebration of the Zipper Inventor

Although the first patent for the zipper was issued in 1851, it was many years until the zipper was widely used:  Zipper anniversary: 10 bits of trivia to impress the pants off you – CBC.ca http://news.google.comMon, 29 Apr 2013 11:24:09 GMT CBC.caZipper anniversary: 10 bits of trivia to impress the pants off youCBC.caThe concept of a zipper got its start when an American, Elias Howe, earned a patent in 1851 for his Automatic Continuous Clothing Closure. His idea was ahead of its time, b …   I found many clever shortcuts and new methods on inserting a zipper, first the Invisible Zipper:  sewing 101: the easiest zipper – see kate sew http://seekatesew.comWed, 25 Jan 2012 14:10:00 GMT If you’ve never sewn an invisible zipper, it might surprise you that it is the easiest kind of zipper to sew in. Yep, the easiest! Plus, it look so nice on your garment, the zipper just looks a like a seam! So neat and clean.   If you have ever struggled with sewing a zipper into a lined dress, imagine simple instructions without machine sewing and hand sewing: Sewing a zip to the dress fabric and lining at the same time | Sleek … http://www.sleeksilhouette.comWed, 13 Mar 2013 18:00:38 GMT Hey,. After my post on my first designed dress (!) I mentioned that I found a way to sew the lining and dress fabric to the zip at the same time without the need for hand sewing. Helen suggested that I show how I did this, so here … This clever blogger sews a lapped zipper:  Lapped Zipper Tutorial — Gold Coast Sewing Classes http://goldcoastsewingclasses.comMon, 18 Mar 2013 00:06:12 GMT HOW TO SEW…. A lapped Zipper. Tools required: Dress zip. Thread snips. a couple pins. measuring tape. Instructions: Put zipper foot on machine and needle all the way over to the left. Zipper foot should be on left hand side. Inserting a centered zipper:  Sewing a Centered Zipper Sewing a Centered Zipper. Become a better fashion sewer at http://www.fashionsewingblog.com Subscribe to FashionSewingBlogTV today at http://www.youtube.com/…   Do you know how to repair a zipper?  LifeHacker is here to help: How to Fix Every Common Zipper Problem – Lifehacker http://lifehacker.comMon, 14 Jan 2013 14:00:00 GMT Zippers haven’t changed much since they were first invented, and neither have the problems we all have with them. From stuck zippers to teeth that just won’t clinch, here’s how to fix all the problems you’ll run into with … I hope we have covered the zipper for you!  One…
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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!    

Working with silk faille

I am making a wedding gown with silk faille.  The wedding is in August so I would like to keep the dress as light as possible.  What fabrics would you suggest for foundation and lining? By: Gloria Ginski Gloria, Please describe your wedding dress design.  There are different linings and foundations used for different designs. Thanks! Judith@fabrics.net

What is Habutai Silk?

    Image via Flickr     Habutai pronounced [hah-buh-tahy] or Habotai is sometimes referred to as China silk.  This is a very smooth plain weave fabric that is lustrous but does not have a high sheen.  Used extensively as a lining for garments, sheets, and scarves it is also perfect for a lining for sleep sacks or sleeping bags especially for back packers.  The light weight of this silk added to the easy care make it perfect for hiking and bicycle sports.   Because the surface of this silk is so smooth, artists often chose China Silk for painting and even Nuno Felting.  Things I’ve learned lately…: Nuno Felting with Silk Habotai learnedlately.blogspot.com2/10/12 I thought I would share some of the things I have learned about nuno felting with silk habotai. It is so beautiful, but you just need to know how to use it. Silk Habotai is a denser or more tightly woven fabric than chiffon, so it …   Because of the smooth surface, this fabric lends itself to silk wrap nail care. Supernail China Silk Wrap 1.8 m Fabric – Hand & Nagelcremes   napoleon572.blogspot.com1/16/13 Supernail China Silk Wrap 1.8 m Fabric (Hände und Nägel) Feature. Pure silk fabric for added strength & protection; 72″ china silk fabric. …. Star Nail Fiberglass Silk Pro Kit (Nagelbehandlung… Aveda Hand Relief Handcreme …   Favorite legend of the origin of silk.  The Ancient Art of Chinese Silk Embroidery | Asian Lifestyle Design   asianlifestyledesign.com11/13/12 There are many legends of the origin of silk, but this story from the American Museum of Natural History is my favorite . Empress Xi-Ling, was drinking hot.   Enjoy!  

Bridesmaid Dresses – What fabric to use?

Hi, I am getting married in June this year, and I am currently designing the dresses for my bridesmaids. The dresses are going to be long sleeve and tight fitted. I’m wanting to use a beaded fabric and a lining. I’m not sure what is the most suitable fabric to use for this design. My concerns are that if I don’t choose the right fabric, the long sleeves may split at the elbow because of the tight fit that I want them to have. I want my bridesmaids to be comfortable in the dress and be able to move in it properly. I’d like the fabric to have a nice lustre and probably a bit of stretch for comfort. Any information and suggestions would be greatly appreciated! By: Naomi