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.
I love lettuce hems on knits. They add feminine, flirty, fun, without overly frilly. Plus you don’t have to measure to make sure your hem is even! Tee hee.
This is the tutorial I use because I am super lazy.
Thanks, it does make sense. I may have to just to a woven to start with and once I get the “feel” of the construction, I can modify with knowledge!!
Here is the sleeve. Next time I will make the sleeve a bit longer in the stop. But still, the bell spread and lettuce hem gives it to me pretty good.
So many questions…
1) Sizing… my G is a 5 chest, 10 waist, 4 hip . (she has no butt at all and a distended belly). She has a long torso. For the reason of the belly, we usually do a line and high waisted/yoke dresses. But a wrap will also hide the belly deformation. This has a traditional waist placement… is it right on the…[Read more]
Also, I’d like to note that I am a lawyer. Which means I follow rules and instructions. So for me to customize is a big leap. And I’d never have ever developed the confidence with Liesl and the Building Block Book. 🙂
So funny because as I stared at the pattern and envisioned what I wanted, I realized that because it is a folded piece, it would be too bulky. So I cut the pattern below the fold line and I spread it like a “bell shaped” sleeve instructions. Because of where it sits on the dropped sleeve, that should do the trick.
On an interesting side note,…[Read more]
A flounce? I am not sure what you mean? I can’t envision!
Hi all, Long time no chat.
Today I am making something for MEEEEEEE! All about meeee!
I am making the Chai Tee. So excited to have a D cup so the girls don’t bring the shirt up short!
Anyways, I would like to make the sleeves a bit more fluttery.
Do you think it would work if I just used the gathered sleeve method on page 55 of the BBB,…[Read more]
So funny. 5 years ago I made this post. Today I measured my daughter and she’s 51″ tall. Has a 23 inch chest. 4T chest and a 7 in length, but I’d prefer the 8 so it lasts. She’s so narrow!
And I thought, didn’t I have this similar problem before and I wonder what the forum has to say. Voila!
I figured that was wrong! But I only pinned a bit like that to take a picture to ask if that’s what was meant by pin on the seam line. 🙂
I guess I just have a lot of ease. I will try it. The thing about doing a new thing… you aren’t sure you’ve done it correctly until it turns out or doesn’t and it’s “too late.” HA! But once you have the…[Read more]
In the pic above the green is 1/2 inch of neckline. The collar band is aligned and pinned to the basting line (where interfacing starts).
When you say pin on seamline do you mean aligning raw edge of collar band with the stitchline (basting line) like this:
This is a picture of the end where if I pin at one end and align raw edges it shows the extra.
Ugh. I need to figure out how to decrease my photo size. Grrr. Lol.
Ha! The first thing I did was say- did I pin the wrong side.
Here is my picture.
Note I have sandwiched the shirt between the collar band and the rough edges of the band and shirt are aligned.
I’m having a hard time understanding what you mean by by pin at the seamline.
Size 10. Pinning on seam line? So what do I line up? I am confused by that!! 🙂
I am aligning rough the cut edges of the neckline and the collar band right?
I will see if I can take a small file picture to upload. Although I’ve never had any luck uploading pictures to the forum.
This is my first ever boy’s button down shirt. I am taking it slow so that fatigue doesn’t cause mistakes. But I am at the stage where you pin the collar band on the shirt and have a question.
My band seems way too long. When you place the band and align the dots with the folded edge of the button placket, there should be 1/2 inch excess at…[Read more]
I would really recommend that you get the book. Here is why- not only do you learn about techniques, but I feel like you learn why you do what you do. For me, the learning the why is the key. It helps me understand what I am doing and apply it more broadly than just copying another pattern.
My child is a narrow string bean with a long rise…[Read more]
It looks like it is an inset sleeve, which means you have a few options.
1) take the short sleeve and lengthen and narrow as it you would like; or
2) find a sleeve you like and take the pattern’s sleeve cap and draft that onto that sleeve pattern.
Although, looking at the pictures (I don’t have the pattern) it looks like it might be a boxier…[Read more]
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