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23 April, 2013

  • 02:20 AM

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    straycat commented on the forum topic Pattern Paper

    What I use (picked it up from a site I can’t remember) is the thin, clear plastic sheeting they sell at Lowes, Home Depot, or other home improvement stores. I like it because it’s thin enough to ’…



17 June, 2012

  • 11:27 AM

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    straycat commented on the forum topic coat sleeve alteration

    You probably found an answer, but just in case…
    This is a really simple fix, actually. All you’ll need to do is take out the hem at the end, turn the thing inside out, and sew the arm seam as ti…

  • 11:15 AM

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    straycat commented on the forum topic Men's Jacket

    If you get 60 in. wide fabric, you might be able to make it with four yards. For me, being 5 feet 8 inches, and being incredibly thin, I buy five yards of fabric. That makes me one suit jacket an…

  • 11:07 AM

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    straycat commented on the forum topic Hemming Boy's Slacks

    Hi sewn. Couple of ways to do this. To get a professional look, you’ll want to sew a blind hem. Here’s how to do it by hand:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hr-bIntIhaU
    And here’s how to do it by…

  • 10:54 AM

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    straycat commented on the forum topic Mens jeans, back yoke, fly, and waist band help.

    Hey Max. The yolk is reinforcement and at the same time a decorative thing. It’s the same with a dress shirt, which has a yolk from the should seams to the upper back. Look at other clothes and …

  • 10:38 AM

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    straycat commented on the forum topic resizing armhole confusion

    Been there, done that, Toast :). What you’re saying works. Draw it out and you’ll see. Pattern wise, it’s essentially just shifting the whole edge inwards. Had to do it on a suit jacket I just …

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