Wednesday, July 13, 2011
Why I'm stuck
The peplum, which you can see here, is self-lined. This is because part of the underside of the peplum is visible at the lower edge, (though not in this picture, you can see it on the photo from the pattern envelope, and in the original Akris version, at this blog post).
Anyhow, I fretted over whether to interface or otherwise beef up the two layers of very thin wool that would make up the peplum. I finally decided to use a firm silk organza underlining, attached to the right side pieces.
I KNEW that the organza was slightly off-grain and rippling but I deluded myself all through sewing the seams, sewing the layers together, pressing, and attaching the peplum to the jacket.
I KNEW IT.
Was it going to stop rippling through sheer force of my will? Of course not.
Am I going to wear it like this? Of course not.
Luckily, I didn't trim or clip or do anything except turn and press.
Hello, seam ripper? Where are you, my friend?