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Started by Lisanne, October 30, 2019, 05:35:57 am
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Quote from: Lisanne on November 12, 2019, 02:35:18 amKushami : can you look at a RTW garment and add your own rivets where they have them ?
Quote from: stephaniecan on November 11, 2019, 09:47:48 pmTreefrog: I want to hear more about the woodworkers jacket! The type of utilitarian jacket I am imagining is probably my favourite type of garment.
Quote from: warpjr1965 on November 12, 2019, 04:10:36 pm@treefrog I'm planning on this: https://mccallpattern.mccall.com/m7694I don't love the pleat in the back, but I do like the shaped bottom band. I'll have to muslin it to see how it fits.
Quote from: sewordinary on November 15, 2019, 08:40:41 pm@treefrog Lovely illustrations of your plans. It makes it easy to visualise how the items will co-ordinate.
Quote from: stephaniecan on November 17, 2019, 10:03:24 amI wonder if you have sewn on the velcro yet?
Quote from: Scottiesews on November 17, 2019, 03:19:33 pmAlong with new hobbies of weaving & I just bought a spinning wheel, my thoughts are to incorporate some self woven fabric into my wardrobe.
Quote from: Morzel on November 18, 2019, 12:20:26 am@treefrog as for being short of fabric, nothing left for back pockets - could't you use some different fabric for back welt pockets? (You could use black satin fabric for the welts and red pocket fabric for a bit of tail feather... )
Quote from: CCL on November 23, 2019, 06:42:00 amsuggestions on a simple pattern for a silk camisole?
Quote from: CCL on November 23, 2019, 06:42:00 amMay I rely on everyone's experience or suggestions on a simple pattern for a silk camisole? I have never made undergarments for myself.
Quote from: sewsy on November 22, 2019, 07:46:24 amCCL, hope you and BH will be feeling better soon. I'm still in ruminatin' mode, pulled out two woven wools for the boyfriend jacket idea; one a dark cobalt blue (the wrong side is navy, which would be more to my liking) and a black. Although I don't really want to do a black jacket, I'm leaning more and more towards it.what may wind up happening is that I do two. One in black wool and one in a beige tweed (one of my first wool purchases) that I got from JoAnns a looooong time ago. It's a tweed wool/silk blend, and I got it back then thinking that it'd make a great jacket. Still do. It'll be fun to finally sew it up.
Quote from: Susan in Saint John on December 01, 2019, 05:34:34 pmI have learned to prefer sewing this way. Thread tracing the seam lines is more accurate and then you can make decisions about the best seam allowance later. The wider seam allowance are there if you need to refine the fit because some fabrics need more ease and others less. They often press open better too before you trim them.I hand baste seams too. It took me a while to get my head around that basting often actually saves time [less ripping out]. It's much easier to sew a basted seam than to stop and start every time you need to remove a pin. I prefer setting linings by hand too rather than bagging them by machine.Will you underline?
Quote from: Susan in Saint John on December 01, 2019, 05:34:34 pmI hand baste seams too. It took me a while to get my head around that basting often actually saves time [less ripping out]. It's much easier to sew a basted seam than to stop and start every time you need to remove a pin. I prefer setting linings by hand too rather than bagging them by machine.
Quote from: Towanda on December 02, 2019, 07:03:03 amCCL - I know that you are really busy but can you do a post on using wigan? I bought some years ago and don't understand how and why you use it. Thanks
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