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Posted on: 5/4/06 6:21 PM
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Use your digital camera to take photos of a garment such as a tailored jacket that you are taking apart for the purposes of sewing up a copy. It is so easy to go through the stages of taking apart a complicated garment, and then forgetting exactly how it went together. Photograph the construction, labelling each piece as you take it apart, and get a printout photo on ordinary paper immediately, so you can label that too, noting any special techniques. You will then have a set of labelled pattern pieces which will tell you which way up they go - and by your photos, how they fit together.

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AndreaP said... (5/5/06 11:07 AM) Reply
Great tip. I took apart a favorite pair of pants that had worn out, and now I'm having trouble getting the zipper/pocket combo together! A photo would have helped tremendously.
martinanne said... (5/5/06 4:18 AM) Reply
I think this is a brilliant tip! So easy and so extremely helpful. I really need to keep a spare digicam handy in my sewing room. Thanks for the great idea.
Terri Smith said... (5/4/06 6:28 PM) Reply
Thanks for the tip. I just used my digital camera to take pictures of fashion styles I liked in the store so I could find a pattern. Your tip solves both issues. Thanks.
 
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