Sewing Tip 41

Orange Taffeta Evening DressTaffeta is a noisy fabric that rustles when you walk.

This fabric also creases easily, which can be reduced by underlining in organza or net. Taffeta does not ease well, so choose a style without princess seams.

Experiment with tension on scrap fabric. Puckers become permanent. Sew tautly, pulling with equal pressure from front and back.

Orange Taffeta Evening DressPreshrinking is not necessary. Dry clean complete garment. Machine-washing an machine-drying will create an interesting, pebbly appearance that can hide puckered seams.

Use a standard presser foot.

For more information on working with Taffeta and many other fabrics, refer to your copy of More Fabric Savvy.

Want to make a great Spring/ Summer garment out of taffeta? Try the Vogue 1243 jacket pattern!

Happy Sewing!