My dress design has changed somewhat since the last post, but all will be revealed over the next few days!
I ironed my main fabric (ahimsa silk) and my interlinng fabric (hemp silk) and laid them on the floor with the skirt panel pieces (back only so far), making sure the grain was correct – easy on these fabrics because the weave is so pronounced!
I trimmed the excess fabric, pinned and thread traced the pieces so that I could work with a huge seam allowance to allow for alterations later. Thread tracing is clearly something that never happens with ready-to-wear, but it didn’t take too long and I know that the interlining is securely in place and I can see the ‘pattern’ on both sides.
Up close view of the thread tracing (don’t forget the pattern markings)!

Here are the back two panels ready for some new layers…

Kim Debling is a Hampshire, UK based designer and Director of her own company Kestrel Design Ltd. She is mum to Rose and Harvey and wife to her best friend Steve. ¬†She’s fighting off Stage 4 Lymphoma and sharing her story along the way, mainly via YouTube. Kim is passionate about being happy, mental wellbeing and in particular art and creative pursuits as therapy during tough times. She teaches online at Udemy, has published books and has art and printables available for sale.

Cutting into the REAL fabric!! was last modified: May 4th, 2018 by Kim Debling