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Jennifer1568

  • I just finished a Music Class blouse out of Swiss Dot fabric. The fabric is sheer like voile. I finished all the inside seams with hair line seams. For the main sewing I used a 70 needle because the fabric is so fine but then when I finished the seams I used an 80 needle. I did have a sort of hard time getting the foot over the bump where the…[Read more]

  • I just finished a Music Class blouse out of Swiss Dot fabric. The fabric is sheer like voile. I finished all the inside seams with hair line seams. For the main sewing I used a 70 needle because the fabric is so fine but then when I finished the seams I used an 80 needle. I did have a sort of hard time getting the foot over the bump where the…[Read more]

  • Jennifer1568 replied to the topic Great British Sewing Bee in the forum off topic 7 years ago

    Nicole, I watched it on the computer. I don’t think it is broadcast here in Virginia. I loved watching it. I agree about the time constraints, I could never complete anything in the amount of time they had. I think the winner would have won even if it was not timed, though.

  • Jennifer1568 replied to the topic Great British Sewing Bee in the forum off topic 7 years ago

    Nicole, I watched it on the computer. I don’t think it is broadcast here in Virginia. I loved watching it. I agree about the time constraints, I could never complete anything in the amount of time they had. I think the winner would have won even if it was not timed, though.

  • I made a muslin, too, and lengthened the bodice 1 inch. I started with the darts like they were on the pattern but moved down 1 inch. I kept them the original length. Then I had to deepen the back darts when my daughter tried the muslin on. I made the base of the back darts wider but still kept them the same length.

  • I bought it and sized up both the skirt and the top. The top is more complicated but it sized up beautifully. The skirt is only 2 pieces, the skirt which is cut on the fold twice, I think, and the lining which is exactly the same shape as the skirt but 1 inch (or something) shorter. The shape is sort of a curved rectangle. It was very easy to size…[Read more]

  • I bought it and sized up both the skirt and the top. The top is more complicated but it sized up beautifully. The skirt is only 2 pieces, the skirt which is cut on the fold twice, I think, and the lining which is exactly the same shape as the skirt but 1 inch (or something) shorter. The shape is sort of a curved rectangle. It was very easy to size…[Read more]

  • Thanks, meleliza. I made the dress out of cotton yesterday and constructed the unlined sleeves. I would do the lining as described in thread magazine except I don’t need to line the cuff. The sleeves are completely put together, including the cuff, and then set into the armholes. I think I will constuct 2 sleeves (the lining and the dress sleeve),…[Read more]

  • Thanks, meleliza. I made the dress out of cotton yesterday and constructed the unlined sleeves. I would do the lining as described in thread magazine except I don’t need to line the cuff. The sleeves are completely put together, including the cuff, and then set into the armholes. I think I will constuct 2 sleeves (the lining and the dress sleeve),…[Read more]

  • Mother of 5, do you mean put the sleeve lining (which already has the long seam sewn so it is a long tube) into the sleeve (which is also already sewn) , with wrong sides together , attach the cuff, wrapping the cuff around the two layers of fabric, and then attach the lined sleeve at the armhole as if it is one piece of fabric. Then bind the…[Read more]

  • Mother of 5, do you mean put the sleeve lining (which already has the long seam sewn so it is a long tube) into the sleeve (which is also already sewn) , with wrong sides together , attach the cuff, wrapping the cuff around the two layers of fabric, and then attach the lined sleeve at the armhole as if it is one piece of fabric. Then bind the…[Read more]

  • I bought a plaid Pendleton wool for this dress. I was inspired by this dress: http://www.flickr.com/photos/12011496@N00/4753048012 . Has anyone lined the sleeves? Do you think that the wool will be too itchy to wear with unlined sleeves? To line the sleeves, should I just cut out the dress sleeves in lining fabric, set them into the lining and…[Read more]

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