Thank you so much for your feedback on my two skirts -- I really appreciate it. I'm sure many of you have had the experience of coming up with an idea that you think might be really cute but, after making it into a reality, you start second-guessing yourself and wondering if it was such a good idea after all!
I know I'm late to the game here, but I finally signed up for my very first Craftsy class -- Sandra Betzina's Sewing on the Bias. I have no idea if I'll like taking an online class, but the fact that you can watch, pause, resume and, if needed, re-watch as many times as needed makes it sound like a pretty good deal. I found a pretty rayon black lace (very fine) that looks nice with a navy blue rayon (very drapey) -- both from Gorgeous Fabrics -- that might work.
My only concern is that the black lace is very fine and I'm not sure how it will behave if cut on bias. Originally, I thought I would treat the two as a single layer, but now I'm wondering if the fabrics will hang differently and cause pulling along the seams. I'll have to give this a bit more consideration -- I may cut the rayon on bias and, following the class pattern, and cut the lace as a separate overlay to see how it works out. If anyone has experience working with this type of fabric combination, I would appreciate any advice/thoughts. Here is the pattern for the class:
We'll see how it goes!
I also have a couple of trips coming up -- one is to London! -- so even though I won't have as much time to sew, I'm looking forward to new experiences and new inspirations. Happy sewing!