Cut silk with well-sharpened scissors
To avoid silks’ tiny threads pulling and bunching, you had better use sharp scissors and cutting tools. Each time you cut a new garment, you should use a fresh rotary cutter. Shear the sharpen scissors and fabrics regularly to avoid ruining beautiful silk at the cutout stage. Cut a layer of silk at a time. Because of the silks’ fine, smooth texture, you had better align the fabric grain to your pattern and the cutting table. Place a stiff paper on your cutting table, and then roll out the paper onto your cutting table, and place the silk on it.
Carefully pin silk
Fine silks show pin holes later, pin the fabric toward the inner edge of the seam allowance, carefully mark the fabric with chalk. It is recommended to use tailor tacks to make a double length of thread in an easy-to-see color and remove it after you finish.
Stitch with polyester
Silk thread may be too heavy if you sewing it with very fine silk. For the finest silks, you can use the 200/3 polyester thread. In a word, you should match your sewing thread to the weight of the silk.
Flatten steam seams
Press each seam on both sides, and then open it. Always prepare a press cloth such as a soft piece of silk you to avoid scorching delicate silk with an iron. Although pressing silk needs medium or high heat, you are able to protect your dress in this process as long as you use a press cloth.
Create a dreamy silk dress
With China silk, you can also create a dreamy silk dress. First, make bust darts at front side seams, then darts between the imaginary lines of the breasts. Next, connect three separate silk skirts slightly below the waist of the slip. Finally, sew a base skirt of net, and then cover it with organza and crinoline in contrasting colors.
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