With encouragement from Corinne in Sewtopia, I’m back on track to underline my cotton blouse. She suggested batiste, the idea being that my inclination to underline wasn’t off base, just my fabric choice. A little research showed that batiste is also good for underlining silk, and the next project is a silk top that I wanted to underline so no hemstitches would show.
The idea of hemstitches that might show on the right side of either the current project or the upcoming silk project was making me queasy. I figured I’d better try out the underlining on the cotton project before tackling the silk.
So, tonight (after dropping off my daughter and her friend at a Girl Scout event and before picking them up again), I had just enough time to scoot over to JoAnn’s and track down the one bolt of white cotton-poly batiste hiding within the muslins. There was five yards left, so I took the whole darn thing. Batiste is a really lightweight fabric, handkerchief weight, I’d say. It shouldn’t add too much body to the main fabric, but will give me that all-important additional layer to hide my stitches in. My polka dot fabric is coral with white dots. I couldn’t find a thread to match the coral color, so I went with a slightly darker, almost rust, color. With the batiste being white, I may change my mind on thread color.
Of course the lining for the skirt is off-white, but I’m not back-tracking on that. I just can’t face the idea!
I think I spend at least as much time strategizing my projects as I do actually making them. But then I tend to
overthink thoroughly think through everything.
How some people sew one or more garments in a week is beyond me!