There's been a bit of a blitz on A-Line Skirt-making around these parts. This one is in fabric by Surface Art, and it's headed for display at GJ's Discount Fabric.
I fused some Vliesofix (WonderUnder) fusible webbing to some scraps and then cut out parts of the fabric design.
After much aranging and rearranging, a design was finalised and the pieces were fused into place on the skirt.
On the underside of the fabric panel, I fused some Fuse-and-Tear embroidery stabiliser.
...and stitched all over the place. The stabiliser stops the fabric from puckering as you embroider. Because it's fused to the fabric, you don't have to put it in a hoop. It stays nice and flat.
And then you tear it away from the back of the fabric.
I use this stabiliser a lot on bags and purses, and I don't worry too much about getting all the little bits out of the stitches, because nobody will ever see it there. On the skirt, I had to employ the use of a tailor's awl to pick away the stabiliser between the denser areas of stitching.
But it was worth it in the end, when the stitched design was all lovely and flat. Not a pucker in sight.
I accidentally bought WAY too much Fuse-and-Tear stabiliser a while ago, and I've decided to clear it at wholesale price. $1.80 per metre, in store only (3/99 Helen St Northcote), until sold out.
If you're not into stitchery and think this isn't for you, can I just give you another use for it? In place of tracing paper, baking paper or non-woven interfacing, this stuff is excellent if you're tracing off patterns.
freezer paper) it peels off and sticks down again, at least a few times. I've only re-used my patterns 3 times, but each time it stuck perfectly.
To make it worth the trip in to see us for $1.80 stabiliser, this week we're also offering a 10% discount on all the interfacings and Vliesofix we have in stock. There are also be a few other pattern and hardware bargains to be had.