Lightning McStitch replied to the topic beginner sewer im stumped on first step simplicity pattern , embarassing LOL in the forum off topic 1 year 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 1 year ago
No need to interface anywhere except maybe the neckline unless the jersey is very droopy/heavy.
Hi Kate (@matuhart), I’ve just moved house and everything is in boxes, so I don’t have my book on hand. But…
There is a free felt bow pattern here on the Oliver + S website under the Free Patterns tab.
If you want to use your dress fabric, you can still use this pattern. I’ve sewn it in fabric by adding a 1/4″ seam allowance, stitching and…[Read more]
I ordered custom-printed canvas to make a long coat but I realized the pattern I had in mind has princess seams and all the pieced details of a trenchcoat. So now I am thinking the Chaval pattern instead will let the fabric shine — it is a large-scale anemone print in navy on natural color/beige ground. I’ll need to line it in something heavier…[Read more]
Hi @jlrobinson1220gmail-com Joan,
The best way to work out what size a finished garment will be us to draw the stitching line on your pattern piece.
The crown circumference measurement will be taken at the opposite end to where you’ve marked.
Draw a line 1/2″ in from that longer curved edge. Stop the line 1/2″ from each end
The length of that…[Read more]
P.S. I absolutely bow down before your muslin making dedication to fitting. Chapeaux !
I was just thinking of this pattern the other day and how I should make it as I know I’d wear it all the time.
I really like your muslin as per the pattern and I like your inspiration picture too, but the second muslin with centre front width isn’t hitting as many goals :)….
To me, the key to the slouchy, relaxed vibe of your inspiration picture…[Read more]
Lightning McStitch replied to the topic Test square 1/16” too small. iPad-iBooks and Adobe in the forum liesl + co: classic shirt 2 years ago
Hi Amie @quilterbee
Please don’t ignore that printing discrepancy. While 1/16″ doesn’t seem much, if you have, for example, a 40″ bust measurement, then the difference ends up being 2&2/2″
That’s definitely enough to end up with a completely wrong sized garment.
One thing I’ve sometimes found works is to print my pattern setting the printer to…[Read more]
I bought my dad some silk pajama s a couple of Christmases ago after finding the pajamas cheaper than the fabric!
I reckon it’s a silk satin that you want. Silk seems to be variously measured in g per sq/m as we’re familiar with, but also in “mommes”.
I found one reference suggesting that “22mommes was ideal for lightwear, summer…[Read more]
Hi @rainpatter Suzanne, you’ve already sewn the collar, right? Well this is the same.
You’re going to sew on top of your previous stitching, for a distance of about 1″, up to the dot and then pivot, and stitch around the curve of the cuff to the other dot.
The words “last 1 inch” are referring to the final 1″ of stitching where the sleeve cuff has…[Read more]
You can do anything! I have French seamed the whole lullaby layette and it’s fiddly but definitely doable.
Baby clothes don’t get worn as many times as big clothes but they do get more washing per wear so I guess the finish needs to be somewhat durable.
A simple Zig zag stitch would be perfect.
Hi Vicki, sorry for the late reply. Since the elastic only goes around the sides and back you don’t need the full waist measurement of elastic.
I usually stitch one end in pace then try it on the kid before trimming the elastic and stitching the other end.
If I haven’t got the kid to hand then I adjust the elastic until the waist circumference of…[Read more]
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