My dress for my daughter’s wedding is finished! See the photo. It shimmers in the daylight. What beautiful fabric to work with. Though it ravels on the raw edges a lot, you can alleviate the stress of that by using a zig-zag or overlock stitch on the edges. Regarding the gathering I wrote about: Lots of gathering in this pattern to make the skirt very flaired and “twirly”. If I hadn’t used the dental floss, I couldn’t have done it quite honestly, due to the thickness and number of gathers. It was pulled TIGHT. TRY A SKIRT IN BROCADE. It will be dressy or good for work. And you’ll feel beautiful wearing it. And the best part – it doesn’t require a complicated design. The fabric speaks for itself.