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Finishing side & sleeve seams
Pondering why to start at the bottom vs the top...
alicia
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Date: 5/23/05 9:35 AM

Here's a question that's not particularly urgent - just on my mind since I just made KS 3232 for my daughter.

It seems like all the KS patterns for tops have you sew/serge from bottom to end of sleeve for the side/sleeve seams, instead of vice versa. I know I need to sew them both in the same direction - (I've seen the results of not doing that...argh) - but can anyone enlighten me on what the reasoning would be for starting at the bottom? I think (memory - a beautiful and fragile thing) I've done it both ways with equal results.

Thanks!!

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Date: 5/23/05 9:50 AM

Often, even with experience, the seams may become uneven as you sew a straight seam (although a walking foot can help prevent this). It is better for for the uneven end to be at the top where the pieces are joined than at a hem, etc. At least this was the explanation my sewing sewing instructor gave when I took a tailoring class a few years ago. It was an advanced class, and several students questioned the purpose of sewing from the bottom up. Many had sewn for years from the top down. Just good technique.....she said.

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