|Burda Style 04/2016 #126|
The fabric used is a rayon crepe (sold out) from Sew Much Fabric. The fabric can be hand washed in cool water and a mild detergent. Air dry and use a silk setting to press. Knit stay tape was fused in the armhole and collar seamlines to prevent the soft fabric from stretching out of shape. The armhole is finished with a topstitched bias binding before the side seam is sewn. This was a great technique in the instructions that I had not used before. You can finish the armhole edge and alter your side seams if needed without having to rip out the bias binding. Very clever technique. The sleeves are two half circles that are stitched on last. The sleeve hems are finished with a narrow machine hem.
I will be demonstrating the hem technique at the October 3, 2016 meeting. Join me at our October 3, 2016 meeting and I will be sharing two sewing techniques: a French seam and narrow machine hem.
This blouse jacket dresses up or down for work or play. A sleeveless dress is in progress with the coordinating blue rayon from Sew Much Fabric. I hope to have it finished to share at our October meeting.