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For this glamorous dress I used the Newlook pattern number 6261. (click here for pattern)
I mounted my fabric on lining to add stability. The fabric and lining are then constructed as one.
When laying the pattern pieces on this lovely fabric make sure to position them all in the same direction so that the sequins all shimmer the same way.
Most fabrics are cut double with the right side on the inside. This fabric needs to have the sequins facing you as they have a tendency to catch on each other the other way round.
I used some really sharp dressmaking pins, fine hand sewing needles plus I treated my sewing machine to a new fine needle.
Cut out with really sharp shears.
Tack EVERYTHING as the fabric moves.
Press as you go positioning a muslin over your seams. I also used a seam roll to prevent impressions.
I hand sewed all my hems and used the lining to bind my seam edges.
I made my order on Wednesday afternoon and I have received it on Friday morning! Amazing! Fabric also looks great, I can't wait to get making!
Really pleased with the fab service I have received from Fabricland. I read on the website that they open at 7am so I called them at 7.30 yesterday as I needed the fabric asap. Received a text this morning to say it would be with me between 8.22-10.22 am and I got it before 9. Superb!
Fantastic fabrics but disappointed by the postage costs, please please please rethink your postage costs !
I love Fabric Land but since the new website postage costs have rocketed and often I find myself buying cheaper on ebay. Please Fabric Land rethink your postage prices 🙁
I needed the fabric delivered asap they managed to get it to me as fast as they could! Customer service were efficient and friendly. Really appreciate their help!