Thank you, Cathy, this is really something I wish to learn so that I can decorate my next corset with flossing. All necessary steps for a sampler are clearly described- I'm eager to really find some extra time to do the preparations and I'm curious to begin... (the corsst will be part of a musical-costuming-project, so everything has to be done correctly...
Seems like the file isn't working. My partner who's a website designer tried to download it and play it on my mac with VLC programe, but we got an error message. Sorry to bother you but I was really looking forward to starting my own sampler as I'm getting a bit bored of my V's & X's! Kind regards
When I did my Cert in Applied Fashion Technology sewing with silk could be very difficult because of its slippery nature. It is hard to avoid puckering along a seam as well. I think paying close attention to stitch length and foot pressure, (often never altered, but should be when sewing different thicknesses and types of fabrics) is something you want to get right before sewing your actual garment. Basting, whilst time consuming will help hold your fabric in the right place too and give you more accurate seams as apposed to pins which can leave holes in your expensive silks. A cheap alternative with 'like' properties for a sampler would be acetate, a common mens suit lining fabric which wicks and unlike polyester actually breathes. See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cellulose_acetate Whilst silk is onsidered a luxury item, the more common acetate is can be the superior fabric due to its high wrinkle resistance, low static cling, and superior wicking and moisture absorption.
Glad you like it! I was using a no.7 Embroidery needle, which worked for me because it was sturdy enough to leave a hole when I wanted to mark from the right side where to leave the next stitch when coming through from the back. Your mileage may vary!