Sheer Perfection
by Kathryn Brenne
  • Introduction
  • Fabrics and Patterns
  • Layout, Cutting and Marking
  • Interfacings
  • Needles and Threads
  • Pressing
  • Sewing Machine Set Up
  • Seaming Techniques
  • Hem and Edge Finishes
  • Ruffles, Gathers and Tucks
  • Closures
  • Care and Cleaning
  • How to Make a Beautiful Picot Edge Shawl or Scarf
  • Kathryn's Garments

  • sewing tutorials
  • sewing guides 2004-2009
  • inspiration
  • fabric store

    Sheer and lightweight silks are the perfect choice for soft and flowing garments and accessories with timeless elegance. Blouses and scarves are more commonly associated with these fabrics, but dresses, skirts, shawls, and even pants or evening jackets can all be sewn successfully from sheer or semi-sheer fabrics such as chiffon, georgette, voile, crepe de chine, satin chiffon and more. Details like ruffles, tucks, gathers and rouleau ties can highlight the delicate and feminine qualities of these beautiful fabrics. But those same characteristics that make silk sheers so irresistibly light and airy can also make them tricky to cut and sew. With a few tips and techniques and a little extra care, you will gain confidence and skill in working with these wonderful fabrics, and it will be well worth the effort!

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