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  • I don’t have the pattern in front of me, but that sounds right. The only thing I would make sure you do it, measure! Measure the pattern and measure your son. 🙂 I have two boys, though they are similar in height, one carries it in the upper torso and the other, in the legs! 🙂 One needs things lengthened above the waist, the other, below.…[Read more]

  • Violaisabelle replied to the topic Sewing area in the forum off topic 7 years ago

    In the past few years, there have been more articles written about the health benefits of standing and working and how sitting for long periods of time is actually detrimental to our overall health.

    We need to not only consider muscular, but skeletal reasons for altering the height. Muscular alterations are sometimes easily adjusted to; whereas,…[Read more]

  • Violaisabelle replied to the topic Sewing area in the forum off topic 7 years ago

    That’s correct, Heidi! This is definitely higher than elbow height for me. 🙂

  • Violaisabelle replied to the topic Sewing area in the forum off topic 7 years ago

    That’s correct, Heidi! This is definitely higher than elbow height for me. 🙂

  • Violaisabelle replied to the topic Sewing area in the forum off topic 7 years ago

    <I imaging if you’re sewing standing up then the table would need to be at least elbow height or higher!>

    That’s correct, Heidi! This is definitely higher than elbow height for me. 🙂

  • Violaisabelle replied to the topic Sewing area in the forum off topic 7 years ago

    I just wanted to add in here, going with the higher cutting tables, if possible, go with a higher sewing table, to be able to sew, standing up, if possible. Ideally, it would be nice to have the flexibility to have different heights for sewing. I have been after this for many years, but haven’t found the perfect set up. Now that more office…[Read more]

  • Violaisabelle replied to the topic Sewing area in the forum off topic 7 years ago

    I just wanted to add in here, going with the higher cutting tables, if possible, go with a higher sewing table, to be able to sew, standing up, if possible. Ideally, it would be nice to have the flexibility to have different heights for sewing. I have been after this for many years, but haven’t found the perfect set up. Now that more office…[Read more]

  • Violaisabelle replied to the topic When do you Serge? in the forum off topic 10 years ago

    It all depends for me as well. Type of fabric, seams needing to be open or pressed to one side will dictate what I do first. I use a combination.
    And, I too serge after clipping my seams, I thought I was cheating by doing that until one day when I noticed in a RTW garment they had tone the same thing! 🙂 Nice to know we are all in good company.…[Read more]

  • Thanks Johanna, I have not used this pattern so I have not studied the pattern pieces. It’s on my list to work on this summer. Thanks for the information. 🙂
    Carol

  • Thanks Johanna, I have not used this pattern so I have not studied the pattern pieces. It’s on my list to work on this summer. Thanks for the information. 🙂
    Carol

  • I’ll vote for same fabric ribbing as well. 🙂
    I would also consider raising the armscye a wee bit. When converting a sleeved pattern to a sleeveless, you usually raise the underarm since there will be no sleeve and this will lessen the gaping under the arm.
    Carol

  • Violaisabelle replied to the topic Advice on coverstitchers in the forum off topic 10 years ago

    Liesl, that is exactly why it took me two years to make a decision. I feared it would be a great hassle to switch the machine back and forth. Since this machine is so new to me, I haven’t given it enough time to really put it to the test of switching, though it’s really not as bothersome as I was initially thinking.
    Suse, I suspect you will…[Read more]

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