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  • Shanti replied to the topic First garment in the forum lullaby 7 hours ago

    I use the three piece applicator and hammer. I have a plier snap set and I hated it. Just couldn’t get the snaps to set, and the snaps themselves were hard to open and close. BUT, those were Baby Source or something like that, not KAM. I bought the set when I didn’t know anything about snaps. I have the Snap Source tools for the size 16 and 24…[Read more]

  • Nancy replied to the topic First garment in the forum lullaby 15 hours ago

    Thank you!
    Your input is so appreciated.

  • Enbee replied to the topic First garment in the forum lullaby 17 hours ago

    Congratulations! I also like the Snap Source set – I’ve used the Dritz hammer-in snaps and had OK success, but I do occasionally ruin one of them. I haven’t had a Snap Source failure yet. I’ve also used KAM snaps (with the pliers), and I don’t love them on anything thin, delicate, stretchy, or too thick. Prong length can be either too short or…[Read more]

  • Nancy replied to the topic First garment in the forum lullaby 23 hours ago

    Thank you! Since I made a practice placket, I will be able to practice on it which is good. (I was surprised that it didn’t call for interfacing on the shirt but does call for it on the bodysuit.) Do you use the 3 piece plastic applicator or the pliers?

  • Shanti replied to the topic First garment in the forum lullaby 1 day ago

    Congratulations! I really like the Snap Source set, but I would recommend you do several practice runs before you set them on the garment. I do it every time because I don’t set them so often that it’s second nature.

    Set up the fabric exactly like your placket – fabric layers, interfacing, everything. My most common mistake is putting one of the…[Read more]

  • Nancy replied to the topic First garment in the forum lullaby 2 days ago

    I am happy to say I finished my lullaby layette pants and today I did a practice placket for the shirt. It was challenging but I got it.
    Tomorrow I will add the placket to my shirt.
    Then the snaps situation is looming over me. I have read or heard some negatives about Snap Source saying sometimes they dont go in well and taking them out to redo…[Read more]

  • We’ve all been there – better to ask before you cut! Good luck with the shirt.

  • Oh I see now. It’s right on the sides of the sleeve pattern. The sizes (with the dots) on the cap of the sleeve are just where to start gathering stitches. I must be nervous and overthinking.

  • Debbie‘s profile was updated 4 days ago

  • This is my first Oliver S pattern. I’m just now cutting out the shirt and have gotten to the sleeves. The lines to cut a size 8 are different on the sleeve pattern is different than the lines on the rest of the pattern pieces. On the other pieces the lines are _ _ _ and on the sleeve they are _.._.._.. I hope that makes sense. I’m being more…[Read more]

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  • Natalie replied to the topic BUBD Tie Space in the forum buttoned-up button-down 5 days ago

    Yes, thank you. Before I posted my question, I saw that there was a visible tie space in the line art; I just couldn’t tell that it was a full inch. I also saw it as I looked back at photos of other’s completed projects—but again, I couldn’t quite tell how much tie space there was. I will certainly alter the collar if I sew this again—I am…[Read more]

  • Cahina replied to the topic Serger Problems! in the forum off topic 5 days ago

    Is it when you first start sewing? I have had it want to shift before and simply stopping, lifting the presser foot and readjusting did the trick. Hope you get it sorted 🙂

  • Kaylie replied to the topic Serger Problems! in the forum off topic 5 days ago

    I have a problem with my serger, for some reason when the fabric is feeding through on the feed dogs its being pulled to the left and away from the needles, does anyone know what’s causing this? And how do you fix it?

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  • Ok, I’ve never heard it referred to as such. If you look at the photos on the pattern listing you can see how much space is designed in the front. One of the photos shows the shirt buttoned up to the very top. I don’t have a shirt to check the space and don’t recall off the top of my head, but it could be as much as an inch.…[Read more]

  • Of course! Any changes like this will be best made in muslin first, of course. You could certainly add room and then use a pleat to close it back up.

  • Natalie replied to the topic BUBD Tie Space in the forum buttoned-up button-down 1 week ago

    The space between the top of the collar when the collar band is buttoned. Thanks.

  • I’m not sure what you mean by tie space?

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