In addition to enjoying the entertainment* at Couture Sewing School, I am actually sewing a jacket.
As you may recall, I am working with guipure lace and underlining it with polyester chiffon. Neither polyester nor chiffon are often mentioned as a ideal choice for underlining. Perhaps poly chiffon is never recommended, however, it was the right color and it looks pretty, so it's happening.
Poly chiffon is reluctant to sit still and behave. I had to square up each piece carefully, then pin the muslin to the fabric, directly on the stitching lines. In order to transfer the stitching lines to the fabric, I marked with chalk pencil. The chalk brushes away easily so there are no worries of staining. Normally, the markings on the underlining serve as a guideline for basting to the fashion fabric.
Amusingly, in this case, the chalk markings were insufficient. Ah, ha ha ha, yes, it was necessary to thread trace the stitching lines to the underlining. What a little rascal that fabric is! No worries, I was happy to hand-baste every seam. Once that was completed, I basted the underlining to the lace. This didn't take long, maybe 2 days, tops.
This part (seriously, not kidding now) went quickly.
* there is some goofing off, laughing and general merriment. It is refreshing to walk around and see other projects, or, perhaps, make a trip to the trunk. Susan's trunk contains many treasures.
Here is a particularly lovely corset. Is it not amazing to see Susan Khalje's work? A true artist, she is. Thank you Gigi, for modeling!