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Posted on: 9/23/03 7:19 AM
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In making a white silk charmeuse dress, I employed underlining to eliminate seam allowance show through and reduce wrinkling. Following the tips on Threads I cut the white charmeuse outer fabric and red silk habotai underlining from same pattern pieces. Next I pinned the fabric and underlining together down the center, along the straight grain. Finally, to adjust for the amount of space taken up by fabric's thickness when folded, I folded the fabric in half over the pins. At this point the underlining extended past the outher fabric, so I hand basted near the edge of the fabric around the perimeter of each pattern piece. All that remained was trimming the excess underlining, which I did after sewing the first step of my french seams (wrong sides together).

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Loreli said... (9/24/03 7:57 AM) Reply
This also sound quite easy to me. I will defnitely try this out. Thanks for the tip Monahan
Sew it seams said... (9/23/03 8:55 AM) Reply
That sounds like a great tip, monahan. I do a fair amount of underlining and each time I wonder if there is a better way. I'll try this suggestion next time. thanks.
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