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New Look: 6892 (Misses Easy 2 Hour* Tops) thumbsup - Type:Tops    printable version
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Posted on:3/5/11 2:58 AM
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sewinfrance said...
Good work, both tops look very nice. I like doing elastic casings better than gathering! Since I have a serger, I just overlock the edge of the casing than fold over on the casing fold line---it's easier than folding under 6mm to finish the edge, then folding on the casing line. Some tricks are: 1) Always check the "finished" width of your casing against the width of your elastic. If it looks a bit tight either go for an elastic a bit narrower or make the casing slightly larger. 2) Always make the casing slightly larger at the crossing of seamlines--the extra thickness can make the space a bit tight to pull the elastic thru. 3) If you treat the seam allowances as one (ie you have french seams, or have overlocked/zigzigged stitched the two layers of fabric together), press the seamlines (sleeves, front, back, etc) all in the same direction, going "down" (the seam allowance comes towards me) so that it's easier to sew over them when sewing the casing seamlines. It also means that when you pull the elastic thru, go with the pressed direction of the seams so that you don't have to "fight" the elastic thru at the seam crossings. One tool I discovered much too late in my sewing life is tailors' chalk--they are these small white rectangles, and when you iron it it disappears!!! It's great for marking the placement of biais casings (well, if your fabric is a darker colour). Otherwise you can use those blue pencils (that never stay sharp), or also there is now a chalkholder that you can fill with coloured chalks and it comes with a sharpener (which works well). They don't iron away though. It's worthwhile to spend some time in the notions section of your local store to look at what marking tools are available--they can make sewing life so much simpler! here's some links, sorry in French but tthe image will give you an idea of what to look for. link for tailors' chalk:http://www.rascol.com/mercerie/outils-de-tracage-et-de-couture/outils-de-marquage-pour-tissus/7684.php link for chalk holder: http://www.rascol.com/mercerie/outils-de-tracage-et-de-couture/outils-de-marquage-pour-tissus/577.php I've bought this pattern, but haven't used it yet, thanks for the review, I think that view F is the ticket for a small piece of rayon fabric that I've been saving for the right pattern for 20 years... Happy sewing!
3/5/11 4:26 AM
LynneMR said...
Thank you sewinfrance. I really appreciate you taking the time to help me and will definitely use your advice next time I make a garment with a casing. These tips can save so much time and frustration, so thank you!
3/5/11 4:34 AM
waikikimum said...
I love New Look patterns and you have done a beautiful job. Thanks for reviewing.
3/5/11 6:49 PM
SewWil said...
Both of your tops are very cute.
3/6/11 11:42 AM
AdaH said...
You look really nice in this top. I don't think it is to youthful looking at all.
3/6/11 7:20 PM
Christas said...
You would never know that you were a newbie to casings and bias bindings. Your top looks great!
3/7/11 1:08 AM
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