Saturday, April 19, 2008
To Topstitch or Not to Topstitch
I'm making a simple 8-gore skirt for Ellen with the same pattern as this skirt I made her last December. The fabric for this skirt is a lightweight denim.
My dilemma: Should I topstitch the seams in white? Should I topstitch along only one side of each seam or two? Or, should I topstitch in navy blue? Or the traditional yellow-gold that you see on jeans? Remember, there are 8 gores, so 8 seams.
To topstitch, or not to topstitch? That is the question I'm asking. Opinions are wanted, please. :-) I can't continue with the waist treatment until you help me decide.
Oh, and if you have any great topstitching tips or suggestions, please tell me! I've not done a whole lot of this, and I can use all the help I can get.
Note to self: google search "topstitching"
Sample pictures below: