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SEW ALONG FOR MY ONE-SHOULDER DRESS WITH TIPS ON SEWING SILKY FABRICS

HI, DARLINGS! I have uploaded the sew-along for my one-shoulder dress and it is a quick and easy make. There are just a few pattern pieces that make this a fun dress to sew up. The pattern uses one bodice piece for the front and back and one skirt piece for the front and back. You can check out the sew-along below.


I decided to make this dress using a silky print so let me share a few tips that can help you work with slippery fabrics if you choose to do the same.



TIPS FOR SEWING SILKY FABRICS

Sewing is so much fun however, if you've ever tried to sew silky or slippery fabrics, you'll know that they can be a bit tricky to work with so I am going to share some helpful tips for sewing with these challenging materials.


1. Use the right needle

When sewing with slippery fabrics like silk or satin, it's important to use the right needle. A sharp, fine needle will give you the best results, as it will help to avoid damaging the delicate fabric. Look for needles that are specifically designed for use with lightweight fabrics.


2. Use a stabilizing spray

Stabilizing spray can be a lifesaver when it comes to sewing slippery fabrics. A light spray of stabilizing spray on your fabric before cutting and sewing will help to keep the fabric in place and prevent it from shifting around too much.


3. Use weights instead of pins

Pinning slippery fabrics can be difficult because the pins tend to slip out of place. To avoid this problem, try using weights instead. You can use heavy objects like cans of food or metal washers to hold your fabric in place while you cut and sew.


4. Use tissue paper

Another helpful trick for sewing slippery fabrics is to use tissue paper. Simply lay a piece of tissue paper over your fabric before sewing. The tissue paper will help to stabilize your fabric and keep it in place, while also preventing it from snagging or getting caught in your machine.


5. Sew slowly and carefully

When sewing slippery fabrics, it's important to take your time and work carefully. Sew slowly and use a light touch, as this will help to prevent puckering and other fabric irregularities.


Sewing with slippery fabrics can be challenging, but with these helpful tips, you can achieve beautiful results every time. Happy sewing!


THE LOOK!














THE SEW ALONG


Thank you so much for reading!

* Fabric purchased from corefabrics.com


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Great tips!!! I always try to avoid sewing with silky type fabrics because I haven’t had the best experiences and I end up getting too frustrated. I’m definitely looking forward to trying to tackle “the silkies” again, now that I have picked up this wonderful knowledge you have put down. Thank you and this outfit is awesome!!!!

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