Electric blue

Thanks for all the kind comments on my sparkly Vogue 8866. A few people said it was more wearable than I thought; I’m not sure but I’m now on the lookout for some non-sparkly wool doubleknit to make it up again as a warm dress for work.

And in the meantime I’m sewing up another piece of fabric bought in Birmingham in November. This is an electric blue chiffon bought from the Rag Market for the astonishing price of £1 per metre. It has a very soft hand and the colour is amazing. It has another amazing property which is less welcome, as I discovered when I pressed it before cutting. As soon as I moved the free end off the edge of the ironing board it stuck itself to the sewing room wall.

Blue chiffon sticking to wall

By the time I’d pressed the whole length I could get it to do this.

Blue chiffon stuck to wall with static

I have problems with static at the best of times; I might have to find extra-conductive shoes to wear with this project!

20 thoughts on “Electric blue

  1. Shocking! But very attractive! Can you get those anti static ‘sheets’ (like paper towels) in the UK? (They’re available in the US)…they might help

    1. I was going to suggest the same thing. I keep a fabric softener sheet (U.S. brand name “Bounce”) in my purse. When I have a static cling problem I rub the dry sheet on the inside of the dress. Et voila! No more static!

  2. Computer engineers have a little doodad that straps around the wrist and you leave the edge clipped to the table or whatever to prevent static-ing of whatever they are working on. Carl lent me his for when I had super precious powdered samples to measure (the powder would get static-y and stick to the measuring boat otherwise XP). Works ok for when you’re sitting still but you have to remember to unhook/ unearth it before you walk off XD They’re pretty inexpensive so you might wanna pick one up at your local radio city/ jaycar etc..

  3. Love the picture of the fabric climbing the wall. Its alive! But I totally sympathize with you on having to deal with the static issue.

  4. Gorgeous color. Too bad about the static. I highly recommend lining it with Hang Loose or Hang Free, two forms of anti-static polyester lining. It really works!

  5. In case one would need that sort of information, when wearing a clingy fabric, I put hand cream on my thighs, it’s pretty effective on getting rid of static. No conductive shoes needed!
    I love the color, I love color!

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