I would do both equally. Remember, even a little bit makes a difference, a 1/4″ off inner and outer will make a full 1″ reduction in circumference.
They’re a relatively slim/straight leg fit anyway. Are you sure you want them narrower? Using a trace and Toile interfacing you can “tissue fit” the pattern. Just sew the one leg pattern pieces front…[Read more]
Lightning McStitch replied to the topic Pattern pieces for front of jacket – Grainlines not matching. in the forum liesl + co: yanaka jacket 1 month ago
Hi @lillypilly I use Trace and Toile all the time too.
You know what I often find is I accidentally have a piece of tracing upside down, then the grain lines don’t match!
For that reason I always trace the wording on the pattern piece as well
It is very roomy @sewrosey61 as it fastens with a side button.
This lovely pattern is my go to as a teacher gift. My last version was sewn for a AUS size 20.
(My tip, attach the button with elastic so it has some ease)
Alternatively, I think you could make a wee tab that has buttons on each end.
Sure, but be warned the sewing queue is long! I’ve got three bear suits and a Goldilocks dress to sew for next month’s Melburn-Roobaix
I made a laptop case for my son recently as he needed a soft pouch with pockets for mouse and charger and earbuds. The Field Trip Cargo pocket instructions to the rescue to help me create a bellow pocket!
I never cease to be impressed how often the Oliver + S instructions can help out!
For clarity sake, can you say whether you were printing the A4/letter version, or 36″ wide roll, or A0 standard paper sheets.
If someone tries to fit the US 36″ wide (darn you US rebels) to an international standard A0 sheet the scaling could easily end up whacked.
Lightning McStitch replied to the topic School Days: Removeable vest as a standalone light jacket? in the forum oliver + s: school days 6 months ago
I haven’t done it, but I have often wondered about just this.
The only thing you’d need to consider is whether you want it to close when worn on its own.
I’m not sure, from memory, if the front edges of the vest actually meet at centre front. If not, you might need to add some to the centre front and then maybe add a zipper and zip guard?
Hi Catherine, this blog post will probably answer all your questions:
You’re right that you want to choose your size according to your upper bust/shoulder size then use the cup sizes feature to account for your bust
(As a square shouldered B-cupper I speak only…[Read more]
Hi Nicole. Is it your intention not to line the jacket?
If you’re using your quilted fabric on its own AND want the jacket to be reversible then yes, it would be super neat to unpick some of the quilting and make a two internal facing darts.
Otherwise I’d just make the dart as directed, press it towards the back and even stitch it down with an…[Read more]
I remember that happening to a dress (or two) of mine. Perhaps it was the Croquet dress?…. And I recall a thread on this forum about how to prevent it.
I’ve since tended to use a little square of lightweight fusible interfacing on both the main fabric and the facing when I do one of those keyhole slit openings.
A nice, decorative…[Read more]
Lightning McStitch replied to the topic beginner sewer im stumped on first step simplicity pattern , embarassing LOL in the forum off topic 8 months ago
Hi Bonnie (@bonlou)
This is not really the place to ask as it’s not a pattern from this company.
A quick internet search for your pattern came up with a YouTube video tutorial. I suggest you try that.
I can’t see the centre back fold marking on your lining piece, so it’s hard to see if that’s been cut too short.
But…. Main point is that raw edges don’t line up, stitching lines do. So, with a half inch seam allowance, those pattern pieces should actually overlap by 1″.
Try that and see how they fit.
Hi Anne, do you have notches or pattern markings present but not lining up?
If the markings are all present then you might have the wrong size, or an error somewhere.
If there’s no markings to line up then I’m guessing you’re trying to attach the facing upside down.
Check your pattern pieces, then check you’ve transferred all the markings…[Read more]
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In that case use the button markings and edge of buttonholes to create a vertical line that you’ll then match your pattern to.
Don’t forget that the buttons sit to the edge of the buttonhole, not the centre.
I’ll try and attach a picture without losing the reply again 🙂
Do you want it to match when it’s buttoned closed?
You need to mark the centre front on each pattern piece as a vertical line. I think there’s a notch at the neck line to indicate where this is from memory.
Then, when you cut, you make sure the centre front lines hit the same part of the plaid pattern, not the edge of the pattern piece.
If you…[Read more]
Can you post a photo as that might help spot where the problem is.
Here’s how I troubleshoot this kind of problem:
1: notches missing or not matching at all?
– I’m trying to attach something upside down
2: centre back and shoulder notches good, one front ok, but all the length missing on the other side?
– I’ve mucked up one placket…[Read more]
@lrnbckmn, do you have an old shirt in your rag bag that you can salvage the buttons from?
Or you could try an Op-Shop?
Maybe ask around your friends? Many of the mass produced shirts have those little collar buttons as standard.
@macaronquilts Out of interest I got my 23 year son to try on his sisters. Way too short (I had shortened the leg) but they fit in a low waisted way.
He is not overly tall and an average muscular build.
He, too, liked the pockets and said he would happily wear them.
I hope that helps!
Reeni replied to the topic Quick question re Playtime dress in knit cotton jersey in the forum oliver + s: playtime 10 months ago
No need to interface anywhere except maybe the neckline unless the jersey is very droopy/heavy.
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