Crepe Backed Satin

May Martin talks about Crepe Satin Fabric

In this video May introduces us to the sumptuous fabric, Crepe Satin.

May describes the advantage to this well-draping fabric is its versatility. As this fabric has both a shiny side and a matt side, you can use either for separate parts of a dress. The Crepe Satin also makes a great lining, with the soft, shiny side touching your body.

Another great way to use this fabric is to layer the satin with lace. May explains how the smooth satin peeking through lace creates a wonderful contrast. She uses the Butterwick B5797 Pattern as a brilliant example of how this technique could be applied to create a stunning corset top or bodice.

May gives her top tips on how to sew with these two fabrics together. She describes how to attach and position lace with a scallop trim to the Crepe Satin. May further explains if you want sheer lace sleeves instead of mounting the lace, how and why you should keep the seams narrow and neat.

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