I fear no fabric any longer. Well, most fabric I don't fear. Sheers....we won't start on that just yet.
So I was working on a commission, where I needed to make legging/sock things that are like tall spats. I wanted to make them stretchy in case they didn't fit exactly - and they're FAR more comfortable to walk in anyway.
This means I had to make them out of a stretch knit. Then I realized there was a gold edging around where the heel was. And the only gold edging I had was this lovely satin I had used for a matching cravat. I then did the impossible:
I made a "bias tape" of the satin, and sewed it on a rounded edge on STRETCH KNIT, and it looked fabulous.
|That's right. Stretch knit AND satin!|
It was a small victory for me. Especially after working on another project that made me want to toss my sewing machine out the window, and light the project on fire.