I’ve been having a bit of a headache trying to find a fabric to use to make bias binding for my stays – everything I see that’s the right colour is too stiff or too thin.
My Mum came down to visit this weekend, so we went to Chichester yesterday and I knethere was a fabric shop there, so I was eager to have a looksee… Still no fabric. They had some ready-made 1″ bias binding in a couple of good colours, but it was just so stiff and I wasn’t sure if it’d be thick enough.
Argh! It’s like I’ve chosen the wrong colour fabric completely!
At the moment, I think I’m going to use the cotton stripe I originally bought for the lining as it’s soft, but thick enough, the colour looks great with the dupion and the stripes might look quite cute. And if it looks crap, well, it’ll be hidden anyway and I’ll do better next time!
Did have a lovely weekend with the mothership, though – Chichester is a very pretty historical city where we had a wonderful lunch at this brilliant sandwich shop (rare roast beef with mustard mayo and salad on granary bread – YUM!) and then the world’s best cupcake… Oh my gods, it was A-M-A-Z-I-N-G.