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Couture Strap Seam Construction
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Subject: Couture Strap Seam Construction Date: 4/5/06 7:22 PM

Gorgeous new technique to learn from Kenneth King. Class begins May 1st.



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Date: 4/6/06 9:31 AM

I've read the class description but I'm still unsure of when to use
this type seam. Could you give me a better explanation of the purpose and
use for the seam.

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Subject: Question Date: 4/6/06 10:01 AM

Kenneth,

This is aka a slot or welt seam? I've done them but would love to learn a better technique(s) to make them look better and lay nice and flat. Will you cover how to make them look nice in thicker fabrics for a princess-seam jacket as well as lightweight ones for a blouse? Mine sure don't look as nice as the one in the class picture LOL! I don't know if it's because of the fabric, thread tension, etc. Although I did figure out very quickly all my seams had to be sewn in the same direction.

I love the look of slot seams and am seriously considering this class for some nice-looking ones.
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Big 4 Pattern size 12, RTW bottom: 6, RTW jacket 8, RTW top (no size fits me well!)
Measurements: 34 HB/36 FB (34C bra)/27.5/36 (and working hard to keep it that way.)
Machines: Sewing/Embroidery Combo Machine: Janome MC15000. Sewing Machines: Elna 740, vintage Kenmore Model 33 (1967), Janome Gem Gold 3. Sergers: Babylock Imagine and Babylock Enlighten. Embroidery Only: Janome 300E

If you think your sewing is better than everyone else's around here, get out of my way b****. I hate sewing snobs.

My blog: www.phatchickdesigns.blogspot.com

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Subject: Re: Pre Registration Q&A Date: 4/6/06 10:02 AM

This is a decorative seam, used in places where you want the seam to be the focal point of a design. I've seen it used at the center back on a very plain coat, also the curved strap seams can be used on princess lines on the front and back of coats and dresses. It gives more dimension to the garment, and, especially in the case of the lined strap seam, you can introduce another color, and have it be subtle but effective. It also looks well on tailored two-part sleeves, used instead of making the vent on the cuff-you would make the seam up the back seam od rthe sleeve.

As I said, it's a decorative seam. If you have a very plain pattern, that you want to dress up and make look more sophisticated, this is a really good option.....

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Subject: Re: Question Date: 4/6/06 11:32 AM

This is also known as the slot seam, and I will cover making it lie flat in the notes. (It has to do with horsehair braid.)

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Subject: :) ! Date: 4/6/06 12:00 PM

I'm checking my finances! Yep, I definitely want to do a nice-looking slot seam. I've have two summer capris pants with a slot seam on the side, one with peekaboo fabric. I'd LOVE to get the seam looking a bit more professonal.

My sights set on doing a "sexy" pair using silk organza as the underlay on the side seam with some silk dupioni. Really would love to have them come out look sexy rather than sleazy too.

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Big 4 Pattern size 12, RTW bottom: 6, RTW jacket 8, RTW top (no size fits me well!)
Measurements: 34 HB/36 FB (34C bra)/27.5/36 (and working hard to keep it that way.)
Machines: Sewing/Embroidery Combo Machine: Janome MC15000. Sewing Machines: Elna 740, vintage Kenmore Model 33 (1967), Janome Gem Gold 3. Sergers: Babylock Imagine and Babylock Enlighten. Embroidery Only: Janome 300E

If you think your sewing is better than everyone else's around here, get out of my way b****. I hate sewing snobs.

My blog: www.phatchickdesigns.blogspot.com

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Subject: Supplies Date: 4/17/06 8:21 AM

Kenneth,

I am placing an order for some notions and was wondering what supplies will be needed for the class.

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Big 4 Pattern size 12, RTW bottom: 6, RTW jacket 8, RTW top (no size fits me well!)
Measurements: 34 HB/36 FB (34C bra)/27.5/36 (and working hard to keep it that way.)
Machines: Sewing/Embroidery Combo Machine: Janome MC15000. Sewing Machines: Elna 740, vintage Kenmore Model 33 (1967), Janome Gem Gold 3. Sergers: Babylock Imagine and Babylock Enlighten. Embroidery Only: Janome 300E

If you think your sewing is better than everyone else's around here, get out of my way b****. I hate sewing snobs.

My blog: www.phatchickdesigns.blogspot.com

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Subject: Re: Supplies Date: 4/17/06 8:26 AM

Not many supplies needed for this class:

- 1 yard wool fabric
- 1/2 yard of a contrasting fabric (I used silk dupioni here)
- threads (regular and buttonhole thread)

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Subject: wool fabric Date: 4/17/06 10:47 AM

Deepika,

What kind of wool? I have wool crepe in my stash.

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Big 4 Pattern size 12, RTW bottom: 6, RTW jacket 8, RTW top (no size fits me well!)
Measurements: 34 HB/36 FB (34C bra)/27.5/36 (and working hard to keep it that way.)
Machines: Sewing/Embroidery Combo Machine: Janome MC15000. Sewing Machines: Elna 740, vintage Kenmore Model 33 (1967), Janome Gem Gold 3. Sergers: Babylock Imagine and Babylock Enlighten. Embroidery Only: Janome 300E

If you think your sewing is better than everyone else's around here, get out of my way b****. I hate sewing snobs.

My blog: www.phatchickdesigns.blogspot.com

Kenneth D. King
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Subject: Re: wool fabric Date: 4/17/06 11:21 AM

You can use any kind of wool--a flannel or wool Melton are good choices, but really, any will do. The crepe will work beautifully, as it is so malleable....

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