Next question...making the underskirts for my dress. I've now officially got one chiffon and one organza skirt! I sewed both of them with no dramas.
So how should I go about attaching them to the underskirt? Organza is going on the inside, chiffon on the outside. I'm assuming that I would turn both skirts inside out, and attach them to the inside out miniskirt? Organza first, then chiffon around it? Should I sew them both at the same time after I've pinned, or one at a time? The miniskirt is stretch...should I use a very fine ballpoint needle? Or a very fine normal needle?
Thank so much You guys are the reason I can actually sew this.
You can also speed up the process by attaching clothespins to the bottom if you're impatient like me. I usually attach them and let it sit 24 hours and it's about settled out.
I hiiighly recommend an overlocker. If you plan to do much more sewing, it really makes your finished product look much more professional and makes inserting elastic much easier.
ETA: I was looking at your blog and thought of two things. 1. Your organza underskirt skirt will also need to settle and even out if you haven't done that yet, and 2. You say you paid $80 for a gross of Rose AB, did you mean 10 gross (a pack)? Otherwise you're really being overcharged!
Maybe check out sewing stores in your area - they sometimes sell second hand machines that they have serviced. I'd advise against buying one from gumtree etc as I did that and had a real lemon.
One thing to keep in mind when picking an overlocker is how does it change from overlocking to rolled hem - some machines you have to change the metal plate under the presser foot which can be a pain! On mine I just flick a few settings and it's done.