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Resource for how to assemble garments flat
TamNearPDX
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Date: 4/22/13 10:46 AM

I'm trying to find a resource book for constructing garments in the flat.

Background I took two classes from Portland Sewing and they tend to teach the way a garment would be produced in a factory. However I only have handwritten notes for the garments that we did in class (a pair of beach pants and a 'camp' shirt).
I made an Easter dress for my 3 yo dd and was cussing because i followed the Simplicity pattern instructions and the sleeves were put in in the round (YIKES). I should have trusted my instincts and figured it out (I chickened out because of the lined sleeves with ruching).
So - any books and/or websites for construction in the flat?

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Date: 4/24/13 2:53 AM

Some of the Islander Sewing System videos talk about this; I don't remember if she wrote books as well.

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Date: 4/24/13 7:49 AM

LauraTS is right. The Islander Sewing System books and DVDs cover this. Peggy Sagers with Silhouette Patterns also does in her DVDS on Factory Techniques. I recommend both very strongly.

If a sleeve has 2 seams (a 2 part sleeve) it can't go in flat. Flat works when the side body seam and the sleeve seam can meet up at the underarm.

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Date: 4/24/13 9:56 AM

Thank you!
I'm surprised that the Big 4 do not follow this technique as well since it is easier to fit as well.

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