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Posted on: 7/7/05 7:58 PM
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I was making a shirt out of a very busy print and wanted to match up the pockets. I tried the usual method of placing a transparent pocket pattern over the pocket placement lines but found the print was just too busy for me to trace it. I solved the problem in the following way: first, I marked the pocket placement with tailor's tacks; then I laid a larger swatch of cloth over the pocket area on the right side, carefully matching the pattern and basting it in place. Working from the wrong side I poked a pin through each of the tailor's tacks to mark the pocket edges on the swatch. I then removed the swatch and added my seam allowances, confident that my pocket would match when I stitched it on to the shirt.

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KJill said...
Thanks for the idea! I am working with a busy print but its also somewhat light in intensity and slightly blurry and I don't have anything transparent enough to see through for the usual trace method.
8/18/05 1:53 AM
Loreli said...
Thanks for this tip! Im busy at the moment with a busy print so it just came the right time.
7/8/05 6:57 AM
 
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