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  • Maggie replied to the topic The Limerick Thread in the forum off topic 1 month ago

    Next week four patterns arrive
    I think I’ll be buying all five
    But oops, I bought six
    And as my family predicts

  • Lightning McStitch replied to the topic The Limerick Thread in the forum off topic 1 month ago

    Next week four patterns arrive
    I think I’ll be buying all five
    But oops, I bought six

  • Nancy replied to the topic First garment in the forum lullaby 1 month ago

    Ok..to follow up on the above post…
    I studied up on binding vs facing and figured it out. I’m going to finish it up by hand and move on to the sleeves. Inspired by Lightening McStitch I’m doing French seams on the sleeves/side seams. Close to the finish, I hope!

  • Nancy replied to the topic First garment in the forum lullaby 1 month ago

    Hi,
    I sewed my placket today (which is better than it could have been but not perfect) and started the neck finishing. I think it’s supposed to be a bias binding but it is much much eassier for me to do as a bias neck facing. Has anyone else had difficulty with this? Am I correct that it’s supposed to be a binding? I have read the pattern a lot…[Read more]

  • Nancy replied to the topic First garment in the forum lullaby 1 month ago

    That is super helpful. Thank you! I have been on vacation. Back to the project today!

  • cybele727 replied to the topic Cartwheel dress wear in the forum cartwheel 1 month ago

    The back where the snaps are always comes undone for me. I am going to do a button and hole there because while my daughter loves the dress, it literally comes undone and she feels that she can’t wear it.

  • Lightning McStitch replied to the topic The Limerick Thread in the forum off topic 1 month ago

    Next week four patterns arrive
    I think I’ll be buying all five

    🙂

  • Sorry, I just saw this. I’m very pleased with the Adeline Dress. It’s a Style Arc pattern, so don’t expect much help with the instructions. Only tricky part is the hem. i.e. don’t put it on upside down! I used an old silk curtain to sew a mock up for this. It fit RIGHT out of the envelope. 90% of the patterns I’ve sewn fit into the tried…[Read more]

  • Todd Gibson replied to the topic The Limerick Thread in the forum off topic 1 month ago

    I wish I was living in Spain
    Where the rain stays mainly on the plain
    But I’m here in Nantucket
    trying to fill a bucket
    And this hole is really a pain

    New one….

    Next week four patterns arrive

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  • Nancy replied to the topic First garment in the forum lullaby 1 month ago

    Thank you! That really helps!
    Thank you again to everyone who has responded to me. I’m going to order now…take the plunge soon! Feels like diving off the high board…to be overly dramatic about it!

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

    Thank you!
    Your input is so appreciated.

  • Enbee replied to the topic First garment in the forum lullaby 1 month 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 1 month 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 month 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 1 month 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.

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