Chiffon… It comes in such beautiful prints, and has such a nice drape. But sewing on it can make you want to pull your hair out. It slips, it flops, it doesn’t hold a crease. (There’s a reason why all the clothes on Project Runway made from chiffon end up looking wonky.)
Andrea from Four Square Walls guest posts at Cation Designs with some tips and tricks for cutting and sewing chiffon. Among other things, she explains how to treat the fabric so it will hold a crease, and how to use masking tape to keep the delicate fabric from getting pulled down into your sewing machine. Read all of her chiffon-sewing advice at Cation Designs.
By Anne Weaver