You will need
- - natural or artificial silk;
- - pattern dresses;
- - scissors teeth;
- - threads;
- - sewing machine;
- - iron.
Select the style. Better if it will be without a large number of small parts. Choose the right pattern. In principle, the stitching of the silk, everything is possible, but it is better to stay on the model developed specifically for this material.
Before you start to cut, soak fabric in warm water. It is best to pour water into the tub up to about half. It should not be hot, but a little warm. Lower back silk, not crumpling it. Play it smooth the canvas, layer upon layer. Leave it for 2-3 hours. Remove the cloth and hang it straight to dry. It is better to not use a rope and something solid, like a rack over the bathtub or the ledge.
Fold the silk in half and put the pattern to the fabric as you normally would. It is best to draw a sharpened piece of soap or soft chalk. The pencil is not very suitable for silk, he paints a bad thing. Don't forget about the seam, it is better to do a little more than usual.
Cut out parts with scissors "zigzag". That is why more allowances. A silk fabric is very much showered. Serrated scissors reduce this feature to a minimum.
Sweeps details. The order of sewing is indicated in many magazines, and better to follow. For smachivaniya use only silk thread No. 65, and better if they are of Russian production. These threads do not leave on the cloth no trace. Choose a color contrast.
Try on the product very carefully and meticulously. The silk is extremely awkward to stab, to puncture, which will not fix anything. So try to do just fine.
Sostrochite details. The machine must be a sharp thin needle 70 or 75. For grinding instead of silk thread is best to take polyester. You can sew the same Russian silk, but they are very much curl. The annexation of parts don't forget to resaturate seams. Regulator of iron put in the "iron" or on the appropriate temperature.
Treat the seams with a serger. Synthetic thread will help you out in this case, they are twisted and torn much less silk. What should not be used under any circumstances — because it is cotton thread. For delicate silk they are too rough.
Advice 2: How to sew a dress made of silk
The silk gives the dress a Royal look! However, if you are just starting to sew for yourself, in the process of tailoring products made of natural silk , you may have some problems. Fortunately, they are all solvable!
You will need
- -thin white paper;
- -gelatin or starch.
Choosing a model for a silk dress, do not overload it with complex details or unusual cuts. Dress will look great, dropping freely. Silk has an unpleasant feature – it is spreading at the seams. The stitching of a narrow, tight stuff is not worth it.
To strengthen the seams will help the lining or cover. They will provide the dress a beautiful fit. Sew the lining separately by the same pattern as the dress. Attach the lining wrong side to wrong side. So you hide the stitches, your dress will be professionally stitched things. Case sew seams inside, that is facing the wrong side. Covers are recommended for transparent and translucent silk.
Such slippery fabrics like silk, require more time for cutting. To join silk no basting is very difficult. A little trick is to seal the tissue in gelatin or starch, gently applying it with a brush and propadu through the white paper. Carefully select the thread that will sew. Be sure to try the stitch on a piece of tissue. The length of the stitches set small. The choice of suture depends on the style of dress, from the fact whether the seam to impart stiffness or it needs to flow. Very often it happens that the conveyor of the sewing machine tightens the delicate fabric. To avoid this, put under the tissue paper.
Follow the direction of the seams. Most sewing machines priporashivajut the lower blade. So, if you stitch one seam on the front sheet, and the second seam at the rear, the difference will be clearly visible.
If the chosen dress patterns have Darts, use a simple technique to hide the extra threads. Remove the upper thread from the needle. The bottom thread is the top thread in the opposite direction, from the needle. The end of the thread above the tension mechanism should not be much longer than tuck. Start sewing from the top of the Darts, sleeves, stitches do not. The seam will not leave, he made one thread.
Silk fabric is difficult to put the seam. Instead of a soft landing sometimes formed a rough, uneven Assembly. After removal of the thread on thin fabrics can remain visible holes. The problem is solved easily! If you sew a dress with sleeves, sew along the edge details sleeve knitted braid. One edge will support sleeve and the second edge of the wrap cut and Topstitch it on top of the undercut seam.
To avoid problems in the processing of the neck, select the appropriate method for silk. It is best to handle the gate edge. You can use the bake, but it will show through the fabric. If the dress has a lining, fold the main fabric with a lining face to face and sew the neckline of a thin seam. Remove the dress and iron the fabric.
Is the advice useful?
Silk does not slip, try to condense it. Dissolve gelatin or starch, gently apply it with a brush on the fabric and iron over the white paper.
Do not sew from silk after you perform all sorts of chores. Hands should be soft, free of burrs and rough edges, otherwise the fibers will cling.