Just an update on my yellow swing dress (butterick retro b5209). Done the bodice which was the hardest bit ith the lining to do as well.
Using a silk crepe de chine, which is beautiful, and slinky. A bit too slinky in fact, was a bleedin nightmare to cut out, doesn’t seem that keen on doing what the iron tells it to do, and frays like a mother.
Anyway, as a result I’ve decided to do French seams on the skirt; the top is lined so that’s nice and tidy.
One question though, how would I do a French seam at the side where I also have to add a zip in 3/4 of the way up?? I don’t want any raw edges showing at all.
Any suggestions, or if you know of any handy tutorials I’d be grateful??