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Kim

  • Thank you I will try your suggestions on the bodice.

  • When I sew a girls dress with a woven cotton fabric sometimes the top of the lined bodice curls forward it does not stand up straight. It happened with a dress with a v notch at the top of the bodice. I cut down into the v of notch, trimmed the sides of the v then turned and press well after sewing. I am making a dress with a heart shape at the…[Read more]

  • Thank you for your help. I want to sew the trim on the fancier way because the inside of the hems are visible at times.

  • Is there a tutorial that shows the best way to add cotton lace trim to the hem of the Swingset Skirt and to the sleeves of the Butterfly Blouse? Thank you for your help.

  • Kim replied to the topic Serger Problems in the forum off topic 3 years ago

    I had a problem like this too and brought it to my dealer. On mine there’s a switch, in the area below the knife blade, that moves up and down to move a finger underneath the needle. If it’s down by accident it breaks my needles.

  • Kim replied to the topic Serger Problems in the forum off topic 3 years ago

    I had a problem like this too and brought it to my dealer. On mine here is a switch, in the area below the knife blade that moves up and down and moves a finger underneath the needle. If it’s down by accident it breaks my needles.

  • Kim replied to the topic New Checklist in the forum sewing with oliver + s 3 years ago

    The checklist above is the current one. I intended to make the updated list a while ago but I have an issue from transferring between different versions of the software. I will make the list as soon as I get the new software.

  • Kim and Profile picture of thejennigirlthejennigirl are now friends 3 years ago

  • Kim replied to the topic How to cut faux fur to trim hood in the forum school days 3 years ago

    yes it has a pile but it’s a short white pile. I will cut it, as you suggest, so when I fold it in half and sew it along the edge of the hood it doesn’t stretch. I’m going to cut it vertical, thank you for your help.

  • In which direction would I cut a 4″x 28″ piece of faux fur, to be folded in half, that will make it 2″ wide. The faux fur I have has a stretch from salvage to salvage. Would I cut it 28″ horizontal from salvage to salvage or 28″ vertical with the grain? Thank you

  • Kim replied to the topic Sewing for a plus size tween in the forum off topic 4 years ago

    Thank you for your help I did what you suggested and went with the chest measurement. I cut a 12/14 bodice out and put a pin at the intersection of the underarm and side seam allowance and pivoted it out to a 1X. Then cut the waistband out for a 1X. It seemed to work, I’m waiting to hear if it fits. Fingers crossed.

  • Kim replied to the topic your wish list in the forum sewing with oliver + s 4 years ago

    Someone may have already suggested this but I would love a Moto type jacket for girls that might also work for boys.

  • Kim started the topic Sewing for a plus size tween in the forum off topic 4 years ago

    I have to sew a dress for a tween, going into 7th grade, to wear to a wedding. She chose the Sis Boom Jamie dress pattern it’s here in the Oliver & S shop. I met her yesterday and took her measurements chest 38, waist 38 and hips 42. She’s about 5’3″. It has a fitted waist so I thought it would draw the eye in to look like she has a waist instead…[Read more]

  • Kim started the topic Sewing for a plus size tween in the forum off topic 4 years ago

    I have to sew a dress for a tween, going into 7th grade, to wear to a wedding. She chose the Sis Boom Jamie dress pattern it’s here in the Oliver & S shop. I met her yesterday and took her measurements chest 38, waist 38 and hips 42. She’s about 5’3″. It has a fitted waist so I thought it would draw the eye in to like she has a waist instead of…[Read more]

  • Kim replied to the topic Center front shoulder straps in the forum off topic 4 years ago

    Thank you for your suggestions. I decided to sew straps in the usual place instead of the center front. They do tie in the back on each side. I interfaced the bodice for support.

  • Kim started the topic Center front shoulder straps in the forum off topic 4 years ago

    I’m sewing a sundress with a straight rectangle front and shirred back. I want to try 1″ shoulder straps that start in the center front, sewing them overlapped at the center, in a v, on the wrong side of the center front bodice that is interfaced. They will go over the shoulders and tie at the sides in the back about 3″ from the center on each…[Read more]

  • In an earlier post someone wrote about a big sale of sewing and knitting items in their city. If anyone lives in New England there is a destash fabric and yarn sale, this weekend, at White River Yarns in White River Junction, VT. The Amtrak train station is across the street from the sale. http://www.whiteriveryarns.com/

  • In an earlier post someone wrote about a big sale of sewing and knitting items in their city. If anyone lives in New England there is a destash fabric and yarn sale this weekend at White River Yarns in White River Junction, VT. The Amtrak train station is across the street from the sale. http://www.whiteriveryarns.com/

  • In an earlier post someone wrote about a big sale of sewing and knitting items in their city. If anyone lives in New England there is a destash fabric and yarn sale this weekend at White River Yarns in White River Junction, VT. The Amtrak train station is across the street from the sale. http://www.whiteriveryarns.com/

  • Kim replied to the topic Hand sewing needles in the forum off topic 4 years ago

    You are so kind to do that, thank you.

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