I cut out and sewed the sleeves of the 1931 dress! Progress. However, the instructions say to do a picot edge. I do not completely understand the instructions provided for a picot edge and it seems like an awful lot of hand sewing.
But miracles of miracles my serger has a picot stitch. I know it’s not the period correct way of handling this edge but I think I am going to do it on the serger for practicality reasons and swiftness. We all know that if there is a lot of hand sewing for me to do, it is just not getting done.
To answer some questions: This fabric is slippery because it is a silk chiffon but I never even thought of using a stablizer! Seriously, I am just not that with it. I am using a lot of pin. There are many curved seams look mighty scary but since I am doing french seams I am not as worried about it. I may regret that statement though. What type of stabilizer would be recommended? Really as I sit here I have no clue.
I have been playing around with the trim on the 1918 dress. Here are some of the option I came up with for the neckline. I am leaning towards the double row around the neckline with space in between the rows.