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photo Sewing Tip 1/9/14 6:37 AM
Mock felled seams
I have been making my own shirts for some time. The seams I use are flat felled seams, the same as are found on all good men's shirts. These seams are not difficult but around the armhole the seam pukkers and does not look good. Now I sew the sleeve with right sides together, overlock the edges and ...more...
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Pattern Review 12/25/13 5:30 AM
Vogue Patterns - 2680 Donna Karan Shirtwaister
Vogue 2860 –Donna Karen shirtwaister. Pattern Sizing – size 12 Fabric used – pure cotton stripe from Fashion Fabrics Mart Did it look like the drawing on the pattern envelope – No really because my dress is belted. The instructions were fine but I hardly used them. I make a lot of shirts...more...
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Pattern Review 12/24/13 9:11 PM
Vogue Patterns - 8539 MISSES' JACKET
This pattern is for a three quarter length coat loose fitting coat. I used a boiled wool from Fashion Fabrics Club. Although it is quite a hassle to buy from overseas I found that the selection and the prices on this site are excellent. Although I need to pay quite a lot of postage to South Africa...more...
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Pattern Review 8/2/12 2:48 AM
BurdaStyle Magazine - 04-2010-117 High tide cardigan
Pattern Description: Button down cardigan Pattern Sizing:size 12 Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? yes Were the instructions easy to follow?I did not follow the instructions because the fabric I used needed a whole new set of sewing rule...more...
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Sewing Tip 7/30/12 2:55 PM
Inserting sleeves
My sewing teacher taught me to sew two parallel lines at the sleeve head by machine and then draw up the threads until the sleeve fits into the armhole. I always had trouble with this method. The other day I was putting sleeves into a tailored jacket and I hand tacked the sleeve head. I had much bet...more...
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