(Closed) Question for people who know fabrics…

posted 8 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
424 posts
Helper bee

yes absolutely if the person working with the fabric doesnt know enough about how to line, drape etc… anyone with basic knowlege will be fine to make it look gorgeous!

Post # 5
424 posts
Helper bee

omg ! i just wrote a huge post and my computer killed it.

heres a pic of a dress where you can see seam and what that would look like if sewn like a seam..

the other is just a dress in a weight like organza, sewn in a way that you can hide it… i am using a light fabric similar and will be using draping and invisible thread to make the seams not visible. My dress will be somewhat like the second pic here.

Good luck. make sure you feel the dressmaker ‘gets’ you.

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Post # 6
1559 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Make sure you know that the person making your dress knows what they are doing. Ask for samples of their work with similar fabrics. 

For me personally, any time I use a sheer fabric, I do french seams. Basically, you sew the garment with wrong sides together first (so the yucky ends are on the outside) then you flip it inside out and stitch again so that all the yucky ends get encased, and what you see on the inside is a pretty, finished little casing.

There are other solutions, but that one is my favorite- though more time consuming, it creates a prettier finished product, imo. 

One warning- Make sure the person making it doesn’t try to shortcut by using a serger (think of the inside of most of your t-shirts and blouses) .

I don’t know who will be making it, but using a serger is a faster way to get it done, so less experienced people (including myself before I knew better) try to use it to skip steps. Don’t go that route. It won’t be as pretty as you hoped, especially with sheer fabric. 

Post # 7
8353 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2011

I agree with the French seam suggestion; don’t use a serger. Serger seams on a formal gown will look very unprofessional. Whether or not you see the seams will totally depend on the style of your gown/garment. Depending on the style of your gown/garment, using invisible thread will not hide the seam; it will just not show the thread.

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