Firstly, a quick update on the extension, by way of an excuse on why I haven't done much since my last post. The extension is coming along very well indeed, and is almost finished, with just a few relatively minor bits and pieces to finish off for the building work. There'll then be a lot of cleaning to do, then the decoration and prettying it up - the nice bits. And yes I know it's just a utility room and a shower room but they can still be nice.
Anyway, back to the sewing. The shell sections are lined in navy silk satin. To do this, for each one I cut out a piece of felt to size, and a piece of the satin slightly larger:
I know it looks black there, but that's just the photo.
I folded the margin over the felt and tacked all round the edge, starting and finishing the tacking stitches on the right side. From the back:
And from the front:
Here are all nine backing pieces done:
Using a curved needle, I then ladder sitched each piece to the back of its corresponding beaded section:
Once that was done, I could take out the tacking stitches, leaving the finished, lined section:
Here are all of them together:
This is going to be a 3D piece, and the sections are flat, so I need to get them into shape!