Member since 2/12/06
Date: 12/18/12 8:28 PM
I'm making a knit top out of a horizontal stripe knit, uneven stripes to boot!
Matching the stripes for cutting out was no problem but as I'm trying to pn and sew in the sleeves the best I can match on the stripes is from the underarm to about mid way up, front and back, despite the fact that the stripes were matched to the top notch when I cut it out.
Snoop shopping shows that a lot of RTW stripes only match to the point I'm able to match to, mid way up, so I'm wondering if it's the best I can do.
To make matters worse I'm a perfectionist and the mismatched stripes will drive me nuts!
Just realized this should have gone under tips and techniques. Oops!
-- Edited on 12/18/12 8:43 PM --
New Jersey USA
Member since 6/18/08
In reply to simplystitches
Date: 12/18/12 8:55 PM
I'd go nuts too & a lot of RTW does not match up ... that's why I sew . As for tips , I'd hand baste it first and try on before proceeding to see what areas really make a difference to your eye. Am thinking your arm would cover any underarm area , it may be the lower part that is more noticeable ?