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Posted on: 8/20/08 3:22 PM
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When I saw Eve's SimFlex Review it brought to mind why I have not bought one yet - nifty as they are. When I have a need to adjust and transfer evenly spaced markings for buttonholes, pleats, etc. I use elastic. I lay the elastic (I usually use clear but have used regular waistband white, too) on my pattern and mark off the placement lines. Then I lay the marked elastic on my fabric and transfer the marks. If the markings are for a smaller size and I need them spread further apart, I just stretch the elastic and the marks automatically space apart and adjust. I pin the elastic in place at top and bottom and then make all the in between marks alongside the stretched elastic. If you don't own a SimFlex, give this a whirl and see if it does the trick for you. (This obviously only works to transfer same size or larger-spaced marks. A SimFlex is the answer for sizing down. I, alas, have never had to size down!)

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Paticia La Forte said...
Excellent, Perfect tip!!! I will be using this many times.
5/3/09 1:22 AM
Peggym said...
What a great tip. i would never have thought of that and it makes so much sense
8/24/08 6:05 PM
Karendee said...
I will use this method. Thanks!
8/22/08 5:04 PM
Woolygal said...
:Great Idea.
8/21/08 5:13 PM
leanmeansewingmachine said...
Great idea!
8/21/08 1:50 PM
nancy2001 said...
Brilliant idea.
8/21/08 9:16 AM
woole bully said...
now why didn't the rest of us think of that! i love it.
8/21/08 6:44 AM
Patzee said...
Yep, very simple! Thanks!
8/21/08 0:46 AM
lilyofthevalley said...
Very, very clever. I like it. -Lily
8/21/08 0:22 AM
Flying Seamstress said...
What a simple, effective idea ~ I like it!
8/20/08 5:35 PM
 
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