I would have switched over to the Marlborough, but I don't have enough strap elastic.
For the second one I am using the same 15 denier lining, but this time I'm pairing it with swiss dot stretch mesh (one way stretch). The stretch mesh is infinitely more difficult to work with!
|after zigzagging the two layers together|
I started out with a straight stitch, and had no luck at all, so I grabbed some scraps from cutting out these materials and played around a little bit. I ended up switching over to a narrow short zigzag (1.5 mm wide and 1.5 mm long) and it was like that was exactly what this material was meant to be sewn with. What a difference!
After the last Boylston, I decided I would try out some 505 spray fabric adhesive to stick the straps, and the frame together with their respective lining pieces. I had to wait for morning so I had some light, but I lucked out with a relatively wind-free day, and got to work.
|drying after fabric adhesive application in the backyard|
I did a little test piece first, and that seemed to go well, so I moved on to the actual pattern pieces. I did one at a time and gave it a light dusting of 505 on the 15 denier and then placed the mesh on top of that.
Hopefully the fabric adhesive will help me keep those layers together!