Sewing chiffon

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Hi

Are there any dress makers out there that can advise me please?

I've bought some gorgeous chiffon fabric that I am going to make into a dress.

I am a bit of a novice with the sewing machine, I've been sewing since April last year and an comfortable making bags & pouches and I made my Christmas dress.

I think I will be able to use the same pattern, the chiffon is a pale peach colour with a pretty pattern to it. I will need something to wear under it - not very MSE I bought it because I liked the look and the feel of it!

Here's the question: should I make it in one with some cotton type fabric or should I make it with just the chiffon and make myself a petticoat to wear with it?

Or not make the dress make a kimono style top to wear with other items?

Any offers of advice, I'd be most grateful :)
Tilly Tidy 2022 £5.33 / £100
£1 a day for Christmas 2022 £22 / £365 ~ 2021 £365 / £365 ~ 2020 £430/£366 ~ 2019 £365/£365
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  • edited 21 February 2015 at 1:09PM
    kdalwayskintkdalwayskint Forumite
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    edited 21 February 2015 at 1:09PM
    Just realised I've posted this to the OS board and not the Crafting board.

    I've asked to be moved.

    Sorry guys x
    Tilly Tidy 2022 £5.33 / £100
    £1 a day for Christmas 2022 £22 / £365 ~ 2021 £365 / £365 ~ 2020 £430/£366 ~ 2019 £365/£365
    Got married 24/05/19
    Car Loan £ /£5000
    DFW Nerd #1155 ~
    LBM 25/2/09 ~ Debt at highest £8,037.35
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    Zip :)
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  • Hi, I'm fairly new to sewing too, wel I've a good few years of intermittent experience. I think the Kimono style top sounds like a great idea for the chiffon. It is tricky to handle, the machine sometimes tries to gobble it, holes develop etc. a whole dress could be asking for Trouble!,and I just think a chiffon kimono over a tore bought cmi would look lovely.
    Norn Iron Club member 473
  • Oooh thanks for that, hadn't thought about the machine eating it :o
    Tilly Tidy 2022 £5.33 / £100
    £1 a day for Christmas 2022 £22 / £365 ~ 2021 £365 / £365 ~ 2020 £430/£366 ~ 2019 £365/£365
    Got married 24/05/19
    Car Loan £ /£5000
    DFW Nerd #1155 ~
    LBM 25/2/09 ~ Debt at highest £8,037.35
  • Some of these tips may help you. There are some more tips here and you tube also has some videos.
  • Thanks for those links grandma :)
    Tilly Tidy 2022 £5.33 / £100
    £1 a day for Christmas 2022 £22 / £365 ~ 2021 £365 / £365 ~ 2020 £430/£366 ~ 2019 £365/£365
    Got married 24/05/19
    Car Loan £ /£5000
    DFW Nerd #1155 ~
    LBM 25/2/09 ~ Debt at highest £8,037.35
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