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my new year's pledgde: "a dottie angel challenge of the utmo...







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2 January

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    Jan 2, 2010, 08.37 AMby silke

    I really do have some new year’s pledges. not many but not so easy to forfill. one is to reduce my consumption of chocolate… the other is to take part on “a dottie angel challlenge of the utmost part” (look here: http://dottieangel.blogspot.com/2009/09/challenge-of-utmost-kind-part-two.html). I am quite excited about this decision and about what will arise from this challenge…

13 December

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    Dec 13, 2009, 12.42 PMby silke

    PINA _ english translation of instrcutions for those who downloaded the pattern:

    Pina with elastic waistband

    you need: 140cm x 215cm elastic fabric

    if you use non elastic fabric you also need a 30cm zipper and interlining for the waistband

    1) Set pleats of front trouser as marked in the pattern, pin and iron them.

    2) Pin pockets right on right on back and front trousers. Sew pockets with approx. 0.7 cm of seam allowance on trouser legs. Iron pockets outwardly.

    3) Set back trouser right on right on front trouser, pin them and sew side seams. In doing so, begin approx. 1cm above the pocket opening. Iron seam allowance. Pin pockets on each other and close them. Iron them into the font part of the trouser legs.

    4) Again pin back trouser right on right on front trouser and sew inner legs seams. Iron seam allowance. You now have two trouser legs.

    5) Turn one trouser leg inside out and nest it into the other trouser leg. Inner leg seams and waistlines converge. Pin crotch seam and sew it. Iron seam allowance. Turn trouser on right side.

    6) Pin each leg band right on right and close it. Iron seam allowance. Fold leg bands (see marks in pattern) and stretch it until it fits the trousers’ hems. Pin bands on touser legs and attach them.

    7) Pin waistband right in right and close it. Iron seam allowance. Fold waistband (see marks in pattern) an stretch it until it fits the trousers’ waist. Pin waistband on trouser and attach it.

    READY – you’ve made it!

    Sorry for all the mistakes – I hope you understood anything…

    You can also sew Pina with a zipper in the back. Therefore you need to cut out the waistband for non elastic fabrics and attach the zipper as marked in the pattern.

6 December