This linen/cotton blend is extremely sheer. And while that works for many designs, a slim fitting dress is not one of them, in my opinion!
I decided to go with the green satin as a backing. Those butterflies needed a bit of foliage as a backdrop!
I am currently hand basting my pieces together. This time around I decided to cut the fashion fabric first, since it is more stable than the underlining I have chosen.
And the sleeves will be a single layer of the linen. I am using French seams for those pieces. The cuffs will probably be underlined – but those pieces have yet to be cut, so I am still not sure about that!
In the mean time, I have quite a few darts to stitch!