How to Sew With Chiffon
Summer is my favorite time of year to sew for! It’s the one time of year when you can fully embrace every bright shade of color and have fun with light and airy silhouettes.
I always enjoy working with solid-colored fabrics because it gives you the opportunity to put a spotlight on a fun detail. In this case, I chose an adorable vintage pom-pom trim and this fun swingy pattern.
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This fabric is a Hi Multi Chiffon in Rosebud from Stylish Fabric and it’s available in nearly every shade imaginable. I was able to find the perfect shade to complement this fun pom-pom trim. It’s lightweight which means it’s perfect for a hot summer day and it has a lovely drape to it. It’s also machine washable which makes it perfect for casual wear while still appearing dressy.
I’ve made this pattern a few times before (I still need to blog about the other tops!) and I love it just as much now as I did the first time I sewed it. It comes together easily and provides the perfect amount of coverage while still being playful.
I know sewing with chiffon can be intimidating, so I’m sharing some of my favorite tips below to get you through the process!
TIPS FOR SEWING WITH CHIFFON
Staystitch the neckline immediately after cutting it out to minimize any stretching. Staystitch all curved pieces to help them maintain their original shape.
As a recovering perfectionist myself, I had to remind myself a few times not to get too caught up in perfecting every single seam. Chiffon is a tricky fabric to sew with, cut yourself some slack and enjoy the process, imperfections and all!