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Posted on:3/6/07 7:08 PM
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Annette1 said... (3/7/07 10:22 PM) Reply
I love the way you varied your layout to highlight the design of the fabric. That just makes it!
AnneM said... (3/7/07 4:20 PM) Reply
That's one of the things I love about skirts with flare - you can either highlight it or make it subtle. Good idea on making multiple pattern pieces for a gored wardrobe basic. Great hemming tip; I will have to try this for a skirt I have delayed for no good reason.
Margaret said... (3/6/07 11:15 PM) Reply
Thanks so much for all of your kind comments! Yes, about the hem, I believe someone posted it as a tip but unfortunately I can't remember what they called it. It comes out the same way as folding the edge under 1/4" twice and topstitching, but I find it much easier to do... I use "wash-away wonder tape" which comes in small rolls and is about 1/4" wide. It is sticky on both sides, but washes out when laundered. I line up the tape right along the raw edge of the fabric on the inside of the garment and stick it on all the way around, then peel off the paper showing the second sticky side, and fold it over once to the inside. So, now you should have 1/4" "pressed" to the inside and held on by the tape. Next, I roll the edge under a second time, again about 1/4" (the tape temporarily stiffens the fabric a little, so feeling the edge of the tape also helps get this even), and machine-stitch close to the first fold. I hope that makes sense...
Dee2 said... (3/6/07 10:13 PM) Reply
Your skirt looks very pretty. The fabric layout looks very interesting. Thanks for the review.
MB at YarnUiPhoneApp said... (3/6/07 9:05 PM) Reply
I'm intrigued by your machine-rolled hem with wash-away tape. Can you explain this further?
Carolyndh said... (3/6/07 8:59 PM) Reply
Your skirt turned out very nice!
JuliaS said... (3/6/07 7:13 PM) Reply
This looks like a lovely skirt! I've been curious about this pattern, so thanks for the review.
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