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Marking tucks
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BillieJean
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Date: 12/3/08 4:08 PM

I'm wondering if there's an easy way to mark the tucks, such as
those in Simplicity 3563? Thread basting is my first thought, but
I don't like having to sew over my basting thread.
Any thoughts? Thanks, Billie

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Date: 12/3/08 8:46 PM

Looks a bit like marking darts. Could you draw chalk lines, pin, stitch and brush away the chalk?
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Date: 12/3/08 9:54 PM

Sigrid made a BWOF tuxedo blouse and used her tracing wheel to mark the tucks. Definitely how I'm going to do it next time.

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In reply to MissCelie

Date: 12/3/08 10:33 PM

I use the tracing whell and colored transfer paper to do it.

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Date: 12/5/08 6:08 AM

Thanks ladies, but I forgot to mention that these tucks are on the outside, so tracing paper is out, and the fabric is off-white denim.
Billie

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In reply to BillieJean

Date: 12/5/08 10:21 AM

Sigrid's doesn't use tracing paper, just the wheel. So, it's literally just 'creasing' the fabric.

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