Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Faux Leather: Mixing a trend with a classic!!

Brand Ambassador for Sew Much Fabric, Dorcas, hit all the right notes with the faux leather trend.  She combined a trending fabric, faux leather, with a classic pencil skirt!  Beautiful-Thanks Dorcas!

I love this skirt! This is a Black Embossed Faux Leather from Sew Much Fabric that is an over-embroidered with a damask pattern and it is SO much fun to wear. It made its debut Saturday night at a birthday dinner at the new Mastro's Houston and everyone raved about it.

Honestly,  I really wondered how this fabric would behave while I was sewing with it and I was so pleased when it went together with no problems whatsoever. I thought a walking foot might be needed but I sewed a sample with my standard presser foot and it worked just fine on the rayon backing and so I went with it:



And pressing was not the least bit problematic. I used an organza press cloth and did my pressing from the inside and it pressed remarkably well. Here are the back darts:

And the darts from the right side perfectly pressed and crisp:

I used my usual Petersham ribbon waistband:

I used Susan Khalje's pattern The Straight Skirt and I've made it several times but I know this one is going to quickly become one of my favorite wardrobe pieces. Give this fabric a try when you want to whip up something edgy and fun! My top is Burda 6990 in stretch velvet.
Thanks for reading and see you again soon!

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