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Posted on: 7/15/10 6:16 PM
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Do you have as much trouble as I do when trying to tissue fit without a dress form? Or worse, without a helper? I am making a buttons in the back blouse and could not get the tissue to stay centered in order to check placement. My solution was to pin the tissue to a cami and then carefully put on the cami in order to check fit. Not a perfect solution but helpful when you are fitting alone.

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JasminC said... (8/12/10 5:57 AM) Reply
a t-shirt works well too, especially for things with collars and such...
Sewnsewmom said... (7/18/10 2:02 AM) Reply
Thank you for this great tip!
Kathy in NM said... (7/17/10 10:38 PM) Reply
Great idea! Thanks! Also like Waltzqueen's suggestion to cut the cami and use hook and eyes in the front - no problem tearing, or pin sticking, when pulling on over my head! Thank you both!
Bunny7 said... (7/17/10 7:19 PM) Reply
great idea. thanks
waltzqueen said... (7/16/10 3:17 PM) Reply
Wonderful idea! My husband hates to help me. If you cut the cami down the front and added some hooks and eyes to close it up edge to edge, I think that would make it easier to put one, right?
quathy said... (7/16/10 2:08 PM) Reply
Wish I'd thought of that years ago! I have made a PTD, which does help, but before that I used to to tape the tissue to shoulder points, etc. Not easy to do!
pauladaniel said... (7/16/10 8:48 AM) Reply
That is a SMART tip! - Thanks
Maripat said... (7/16/10 8:12 AM) Reply
Bunsnpigs said... (7/16/10 7:22 AM) Reply
What a great idea!
julie w said... (7/16/10 3:27 AM) Reply
I love this tip! Thanki you
Lynngray said... (7/16/10 1:29 AM) Reply

Lynngray said... (7/16/10 1:29 AM) Reply
Thanks for the tip
marec said... (7/15/10 10:11 PM) Reply
Merry G, I used scotch tape on all the curves and then snipped the tissue up to the scotch tape (as if it were fabric).
ryansmumAria said... (7/15/10 8:17 PM) Reply
Great idea! I really like it and will pas that along to my students. I know it is very difficult to tissue fit the back. I do a good job on the front but always call for someone's aid for the back side.
Merry G said... (7/15/10 6:44 PM) Reply
Great did you keep the tissue from tearing?
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