a little touch of leopard linen
Love, love, love working with linen. This is a linen/rayon blend fabric purchased at Joann's and I used Carolyn of Diary of a Sewing Fanatic's method of prepping the fabric because I want (need!) all my clothes to be wash-n-wear... no drycleaning here! The only thing done differently was to serge all raw edges before the first wash..... and now I see here I only needed to wash and dry 3 separate times.... I washed and dried 4 separate times.
Her post on linen educates us on why she 'enjoys sewing with linen', 'What is Linen', 'Pretreatment Methods' and 'Construction Methods'. As a newcomer to garment sewing I appreciate that so many advanced garment sewers freely share their knowledge base with us not-so-advanced.
I do not own a copy of this fantastic book "BurdaStyle Sewing Handbook", but my local library does and even though I'd already traced the pattern, made copies of the book's instruction and made my own personal notes when I made this skirt before, I still wanted the book at hand as I made this one. I also wanted to continue checking out this book, and others like it, to support the garment sewing books my library is purchasing with the hopes that they will continue to do so in the future.
'gift' from Melissa from when she cleaned out her closet recently.