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Sheer Vintage-Style Fashion for Fall

Updated on September 29, 2012

Sheer Fabric For Elegant Dresses

You can find many sheer fabrics as special occasions dress especially vintage-style fashion for fall. Sheer fabrics are used to create beautiful sleeves , ruffles that drops or over skirt that floats.

Sheer fabrics can have any kind of textures such as crisp or soft sheers. Sheer fabrics are transparent materials that are very delicate to the touch. Many people can call this kind of fabric a see through material. So the making of sheer fabric dress requires careful stitching, so as not to damage the fabric.

Sheer fabric is a type of fabrics that dressmakers can use to make different kinds of clothes. Knowing the type of fabric will help a dressmaker in knowing the pattern to use and how a particular fabric will behave after you have finished sewing it. You must have noticed that each fabric behaves differently from other kind of fabrics.

Characteristics Of Sheer Fabrics

Because of the see through characteristic of sheer fabrics, they are usually lined to make the clothing appear modest. Imagine a beautiful women chiffon dress that are worn for fall evening occasion. The type of sheer fabric dress you wear will depend on which event you are wearing it to and the season of the year. You can normally find Georgette sheer fabric in bridal wear, lingerie, blouses or women dresses. To launder some sheer fabric will need to handle with care.

You can wash some sheer with hand or machine, depending on the manufacturer's care instructions. Some requires to wash in warm or tepid water, others will require a dry cleaning service. You can find sheer fabrics as organza that are crispy. These are seen in different colours and can be used as interfacing. Another crisp sheer fabric is called organdie and this makes a very fashionable blouses or evening dress and are mostly found in white colours.

The making of sheer fabrics into dresses should not be too elaborate. Sheer clothing should not have many darts, seams or facings. The attractive details on sheers should be flowing with ruffles. Draping or shirring, or gathers due to the soft style of the fabric. Some sheer dresses has shawl collars and can drape with a fitting style.

The Care Of Sheer Fabrics

You should try to take proper care of your sheer fabric if you want it to remain in good condition for a very long time. Pressing the sheer fabric should be light. With the nature of the fabric, if you press it hard, the heat will penetrate deep into the fabric and can cause scorch lines. The use of pressing cloth to protect the sheer delicate style is always recommended.

There are many types of sewing techniques that are employed in the making of the sheer fabric clothing. The types of seams that are usually used are the zigzag seams, that are used to attach cuffs or collars. French seams are used to stitch curved edges or straight edges. Sheer fabric can easily fray, this is why the use of French seams is perfect for stitching as it can enclose the raw edges.

To see a neat finish on the hems of your sheer fabric is very important. The method used to stitch sheer fabric hems are the hand rolled hems method, bound edges, narrow hems or narrow zigzag. Hand rolled hems are great on Georgette or chiffon dress. The sleeves edges are neaten with bound edges. You can have the sheer fabric with colours that shines and sparkles, the fashion colour for fall fashion. This type of sheer fabric is good for blouses as it can create a perfect figure shape.


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      Christabel Evans 5 years ago from England, UK

      That will be a great idea, if you decide to take a sewing class. You will save a lot of money and moreover, you will sew exactly your own style. You start by registering with a local fashion design school. Thanks for dropping in.

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      Veronica Parker 5 years ago from From Mars

      Good tips! I'm thinking of taking a sewing class soon; I'm so tired of shelling out 30+ dollars on a dress that probably cost $12 to make.

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      Christabel Evans 5 years ago from England, UK

      Thank you carol7777 for your visit and comment. Sheer fashion in vintage style is another trendy style this fall.

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      carol stanley 5 years ago from Arizona

      Great hub on handling a problem for most beginning sewers. Voted UP.