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can anyone explain to me what garment construction is done here on the dress with the ball looking instructor said that to achieve this, you twist fabric that is stuffed which creates the ball.. its called some thing...but i forgot what....please help.........THANKS

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I need help with this dress - can someone tell me how the fabric was cut/manipulated to with blend with the lace? I was told the process is called "encrusting the lace" - is a top stich done around the outline? Thanks for any help!

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you might have better results getting a response if you post in the DIY section in the sewing thread...

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it's a puff gathering, that has been stuffed. you make a puff by stitching a circle onto your fabric and then gathering it.

i need help, too. im doing shibori (japanese tie-dye) with silk. the instruction says its better too let the fabric soak in a soda ash solution. but they mostly use cotton. do you think this alkaline solution will damage the silk too much cause its amino based?
secondly my tests on silk looked quite faded and there werent really any visible traces of the restraint. i think ist because the silk is so slippery and thin moreover it doesnt seem to take the colour well. any ideas?

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question about material label / material info
Not sure if this is the right place to post.
Regarding the material label / material info espectially for fleece lining sweaters, eg, material label / info stated like follows:

* 80% cotton 20% polyester
* fleece

I'm wondering that from the above info, how can I know the exact material for the surface layer and the backside layer separately? Is that means the surface layer is cotton and the backside fleece is polyester? As I know usually the fleece of a sweater / jersey is synthetic. Or maybe it only means the surface layer? This kind of description will sure make ambiguous meaning
And some label will list the surface material and backside/inner material separately, and this kind of label is more formal.
Anyone inside the fashion industry knows the general rules for a material label?

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