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placement of the waist trim

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    Jaime Laugelli @Jaime Laugelli

    Should the waist trim be sewed on top of the waist seam or just above it? Any suggestions?

    thanks-

    Jaime

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    meleliza @meleliza

    I would be inclined to slightly cover the waist seam, but not to flatten out the gathers. I guess it depends on what kind of trim you use and what looks good to you.

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    Brittney @georgeandizzy

    I went half and half and liked it.

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    sarahb @sarahb

    I did just above the seam, the bottom of the trim skims the seam and it looks like a belt.

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    cclements33 @cclements33

    This may be a silly question, but how exactly do you hand sew the trim to the dress? Not sure how to proceed! I guess I could wing it but would feel more comfortable with direction on how to stitch it!

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    Nicole @motherof5

    I know what I do but I am not sure what it is called….

    I stitch a small stitch into the sash ( 2mm) and that goes to a longer running stitch in the dress lining (1 cm), pulling so it is firm but does not pucker.

    I will see if I can find a picture for you.

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    Nicole @motherof5

    Will these help?

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    cclements33 @cclements33

    That does help. But when you say you go through the lining, do you mean you also go through both layers? So small stitch into sash, long stitch in both layers of dress?

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    Nicole @motherof5

    Perhaps into the dress but have it hidden inside the lining?
    Sorry , on my phone

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    BeckyinFL @BeckyinFL

    I was considering this very problem yesterday, and I have an idea, though I haven’t tried it yet. For the dress I’m making, I sew the bodice down last by topstitching it over the seam that attaches the lining to the skirt. I used to do the reverse, but in this pattern I’m good enough that I get very good topstitching on the lining side, too. Okay, so I decided I wanted to attach a ribbon to the seam. My idea is that before I topstitch the bodice I would do a basting stitch instead, but I’d sew that basting stitch about an eighth of an inch above where I will be doing the topstitching. Then I would remove my pins and slip the ribbon just under the lip that of the bodice, then do the topstitching on the bodice, which catches the ribbon. For the ribbon ends, I’d fold them neatly before insertion into the bodice. I’m going to try it on my next one. Best of luck.

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    BeckyinFL @BeckyinFL

    I forgot to say to remove the basting after, but I’m sure you knew that. I was just thinking more about this, and I think with a smooth ribbon, this might possibly cause it to pucker some. I’ll have to try it to see, and of course it may depend on the ribbon. But it ought to work very well with lace or or flat piping or firm trims. Okay, just thinking aloud here…

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    cclements33 @cclements33

    Becky it sounds like you are far more an expert at sewing than I am! I hope to see photos in the flikr pool!

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    BeckyinFL @BeckyinFL

    Gal, I don’t know about that, but I do love to talk about it!

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    BeckyinFL @BeckyinFL

    I tried it, and it worked fine. Here is a photo series:

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    sahmcolorado @sahmcolorado

    I think it’s called a blind stitch? Liesl has nice instructions on at least one of her button down shirt/blouse patterns.

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