Project

Darling Ranges Maxi

Project Description

What was your source for this sewing project? Online Photo or Website Name of website or photo Darling Ranges Dress by Megan Nielsen Link to website or photo megannielsen.com/products/darling-ranges-dress-sewing-pattern

What you will need

  • Cotton Voile

Q&A with CoutureAcademic

Davesmom asked:
Your dress is lovely. Your Christmas is much different than the ones in Canada. Love the green plants, they make for great pictures.
CoutureAcademic answered:
Thank you! I'm from Canada (Winnipeg), so I know what yo mean!!
TanjaH asked:
This dress is darling!
CoutureAcademic answered:
thanks!
Scheri Manson asked:
Fellow Canadian in Australia. I think you dress is so cute. Do you miss the white christmas?
CoutureAcademic answered:
Hey Scheri! Nice to meet a fellow Canadian in Oz! Thanks for the complement. Oddly I miss the snow but not the freezing cold of Winnipeg. -38 is a bit much for me :)
picknstitch asked:
Beautiful neckline. Great job!
CoutureAcademic answered:
Thanks!
servareginae asked:
This is such a pretty maxi. ...very nice work. What is it like to sew with voile? Any difficulties? Did you have to use any special techniques? I would like to try it, but not sure if I can handle it.
CoutureAcademic answered:
Hello there and thank you for your complement! In my experience, there are different weights and qualities of cotton voiles. This one was a bit heavier, almost a lawn and I found it a dream to sew with! In general I find both cottons and linens very easy to sew with. They dont slip around, the seams are easy to keep together and they press well. So, if youd like to sew with an easy fabric, I can recommend trying cottons or linens. If you would like some hints/tips on working with these two lovely fabrics, I have and can recommend Susan Khaljes book entitled Linen and Cotton. You can get it online instantly as an ebook from Threads Magazine http://www.tauntonstore.com/linen-and-cotton-khalje-ebook-077752.html. There is a lot of great information on the fabrics, how to care for them and the best practices for sewing them to achieve good quality results. All the best, and yes, you can handle it just fine!!!