Though there has been a heapa buncha sewing going on in the Ladie Lair that I have neglected to share here on my blog. For shame. I think I have a work-a-round. Lately I have kept a tab in my browser pointed here. Everytime I log on I see Sew Lyrically Vintage blog’s admin pages. Voila! Here I am posting my next project.
Okay, so I am excited about this project. I saw this skirt last year sometime on the Internet somewhere. I thought it was a FB group I am in so I went there, posted the pic and asked the originator to please stand up. No response . . . soooooo, I don’t know WHERE I saw this skirt; but one has to join the Ladie Lair. Event: September 21, so here we come.
One thing hasn’t changed – my photography skills. Let me see if I can upload a better pic.
Months ago when resourcing this fabric I believe Treasure Finds is on eBay. As of today when I checked they have one piece available. The dealio about this fabric:
- Ikea of Sweden (pre-cut fabric)
- Theme: Hot Lips
- 47 x 118″
- Machine wash, hot; do not bleach, tumble dry, hot iron, no dry clean
Design: Julia Bernholtz 2011 / IKEA of Sweden
Retired / Discontinued / VHTF
For some reason I was under the impression this fabric was heavy like upholstery. Well, it is not. Seeing as I am going to cut away the lips and applique them to another fabric I am not at all disappointed. I was very concerned about choosing a base fabric that is too light or heavy. There is some stretch poplin that I am pretty sure I will purchase for the base of this circle skirt.
The next concern is how I will adhere the lips to the base fabric. Recently I Googled the topic and of course there are many choices from glue-type adhesives to satin stitch appliqueing them on. Some of the adhesives state there will be no lifting . . . . hmmmm. The last thing I need is the edges of the lips fraying let alone lifting up from the base. Aleene’s Fabric Fusion is purported to be a “super strong fabric glue adheres all kinds of fabrics and embellishments to other fabrics for a permanent bond that remains flexible, even after washing (yes, you can wash it!) – so your fabrics move with you, not against you.” – See more at: https://www.aleenes.com/aleenes-fabric-fusion-4-oz-3-pack#sthash.yURbIIw1.dpuf
Stay tuned for more Hot Lips Circle Skirt adventures when the base fabric arrives.