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Date: 3/9/13 10:55 AM
This is a great, free project from Patty Young of ModKid to practice making lettuce hems using rolled hems. Look for the blog post dated March 4, 2013.
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Member since 3/25/09
Date: 3/9/13 3:22 PM
Thanks for the link! This is quite cute with a good little video. I will be making it:)
Member since 12/8/04
Date: 3/10/13 9:48 AM
Thanks so much for a cute top!
height 5'2" bust 36, waist 31, hip 39.
I have way too many yards to count, and I will never use them up, but I will die trying!
Member since 1/16/08
Date: 3/10/13 10:58 AM
Member since 7/25/08
Date: 3/10/13 12:09 PM
Great way to use up scraps that aren't large enough for adults.
If you don't have a serger, you can still lettuce-edge by using any decorative stitch that will zigzag over the edge.
I just tried a remnant with a contrast stretched Shell stitch, tho it won't be as bright as multi-thread serging.
Fast project--next time I would just baste the straps on flat (they folded back) as they will be stitched down twice when you shirr it anyway. I like to backstitch at the end of the line, then just pull up a little and drop your foot down the width of it for the next line, which gives you a little extra for stretching.
A size 5 looked small in a not-real-stretchy pique when done, but it's not.
Measurements figure about 1 and 1/2x the chest for a knit.
Would this work for a woven, as it's usually twice the chest, a full 45" width for a 5 shirred sundress?
These spring fabrics in JA are $20+ yd!, shirr your own with fun prints.
For a woven without a serger, I would trying adding contrast binding or lace on at least the straps first for more color.
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Member since 6/2/12
Date: 3/10/13 8:09 PM
Thank you! It's super cute. My dd will love this. Can't wait to make it.
Member since 4/23/07
Date: 3/10/13 8:21 PM
Rubbecca is a little help.
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Member since 2/14/11
Date: 3/15/13 9:15 PM
Thanks for posting this! It's really cute and looks fun to make!
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