I've never worked with wool crepe before, but I'm planning on using it for my next project (and hopefully the one after, if it goes well!)
I have a picture in my head of how I want the finished dress to look, but I'm unsure whether to use gathers or pleats in the skirt. It's basically between these two patterns (skirt only):
Does anyone have any advice on which would work best for the wool crepe?
Thanks in advance!
Oooh. Good question because my MTL is going to be a wool crepe and I have never worked with it before either. I'm thinking gathers rather than pleats given the fabric consistency, but I would love to hear with some of you expert dressmakers out there.
Alot depends on the thickness and weight of that crepe.
Why not run a test piece? On the upper corner of your yardage, sew a 6" long double row of large basting stitches across the top edge of fabric, about 5/8" below the cut edge. Pull the double threads up to see if the gathers are too puffy or if they do drape nicely.
Of course! Duh, why didn't I think of that?!