Needless, to say, if I want silver grommets, I'm going to have to order some (which I cannot find in the narrower flange width!!!) and my corset will sit unfinished, along with a bajillion other projects... *Addendum: I can place them with a small setter I have and hammer... this should be fun. And the downstairs neighbors are already complainers about the sewing machine running...*
I also bailed on using the lining fabric for the trim on my Alice Coat, since it was twisting and puckering like mad! Thusly, I decided a prepackaged blanket binding would be excellent, since it has more stretch/give and can smoothly round the corners on the lapel). However, there was no blanket binding in any color remotely close to what I need... no burgundy, maroon, wine, shades/tints of pink (like my lining fabric)...FAIL There was some regular double-fold 7/8" bias tape in Wine however, so I'll give it a go. I'm afraid it's just not going to lay flat like I want it to around the turns in the lapel... I'll have to just put a joint in, I guess (like I tried to do with the lining bias trim that was just an all around fail.
|Brocades for Madame Chan Custom Order|
And I finally sucked it up and bought a bolt of muslin for mock-ups... now I have no excuse not to start drafting my Victorian dress.
|Buttons were also acquired for my raincoat. :-)|
|This is the fabric I had ordered (fancy laminated stuff).|