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tailorstack

Adding a bow belt to finish off a new skirt.

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24 August, 2012

  • 10:34 AM

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    tailorstack commented on the forum topic How to make a closure in chiffon fabric

    It looks to be elastic waisted. If you make it flowy enough you shouldn’t need a zip it should just fit over your head. I’d say the back neck might have a rouleau and button.

  • 10:28 AM

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    tailorstack commented on the forum topic JUMPSUIT REMAKE

    Do you mean the zip is too long and it dangles down?



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14 May, 2012

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    tailorstack commented on the forum topic pattern drafting - book recommendations

    I have “Patternmaking for Fashion Design” by Helen Joseph-Armstrong. It was on our list of books for college and I still use it to this day. Illustrations are total 80’s but pattern making is solid…



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7 May, 2012

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    tailorstack commented on the forum topic Re-designing back neckline on raglan sleeve top

    Hey marvage,

    What you suggest is correct. What a good idea to do is put the back and sleeve pattern pieces together along the seam line flat on the table and draw a neat curve as if the seam wasn’…



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26 April, 2012

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    tailorstack commented on the forum topic making the miho skirt from the book

    Its a good idea to just trace off the size you need and alter it as one size. It will make your life so much easier.

    are you using a 36 or a 34 pattern?

    for a 36 i get
    pattern pieces 2 & 3 = 7 7/…

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    tailorstack commented on the forum topic Vintage machine help.

    It might be worth calling a sewing machine repairer/mechanic as they can usually suggest parts eg. that model ‘abc’ parts also fit model ‘xyz’ which unfortunately on older models you have to do som…

  • 05:26 AM

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    tailorstack commented on the forum topic making the miho skirt from the book

    Its completely normal for pattern pieces to total larger than our measurements as this allows for comfortable body movement eg. sitting and standing, breathing in and out, eating etc. 14 inches how…



24 April, 2012

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    tailorstack commented on the forum topic Analyzing styles

    I guess it depends on exactly what she wants. Is it that she wants the exact garment shape she has sent you but with for example a boho style. Then the “style” would be reflected in the fabric and …

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    tailorstack commented on the forum topic How to hem a satin gown...

    Shop bought wedding gowns tend to bag out the hem, joining the lining to the outer satin. This is mainly so you cant see the inside as the seams are left raw (not overlocked) to reduce shadowing fr…



23 April, 2012

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    tailorstack commented on the forum topic Working with Gauze

    Usually in stretch sewing I sewing 5mm cotton tape into the shoulder seams to prevent them from dropping. Also with a full length skirt or dress, once made you should allow it to drop naturally bef…



19 April, 2012

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    tailorstack commented on the book The BurdaStyle Sewing Handbook

    Yeah you have to first purchase the e-book version and then you are given a code in order to be able to download the patterns.

    If you are buying a hard copy of the book then the patterns are incl…

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    tailorstack commented on the forum topic Help with skirt needed please :)

    Looking at the photo katexxxxx is right its not pleated. Its a flat waistband and gathered onto that. Super easy work around would be to cut x2 rectangles in chiffon join at centre back and overlap…

  • 12:05 AM

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    tailorstack commented on the forum topic Dart elimination

    Are you sewing in woven or stretch?

    You cant just take out a dart. The fitting needs to pivoted somewhere else eg. to a gathered neckline or turn into side seam tucks, or make a shoulder dart inst…



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