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Summer set on the folds of her skirt

Added Jul 30, 2008

by goosfabba

Belfast, Ireland






Okay my first attempt at sewing and im sitting there with ‘the sewing encyclopedia’ on the roller shelf of my desk. Dart, dart? dart dart dart, ah how to sew a dart. I have so far to go but i guess its a start. Its a little puckery or something at the front. Tips/advice would be supoib.

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Fabric- Somerset Jinny Beyer




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    Aug 3, 2008, 12.23 PMby grammyweezy

    not a bad skirt! darts are tricky…your house looks beautiful!

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    Jul 30, 2008, 05.07 PMby clairegeit

    I guess the puckery is the bubble of the dart? Mainly it just practise for darts and you will get less of it, The best way is at the end of the dart instead of stopping sewing, sew a few small stiches right on the end fold of the dart. Then instead of stopping the machine let it “sew-off” the end of the dart so you pull the fabric from under the foot while the machine is still going this will give you a tail of thread to knot. Then just iron the S*%T out of them. These should help the ‘puckery’ at the end of the darts.

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    Jul 30, 2008, 03.54 PMby hannahlee

    Great fabric. I love your top, too!

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    Jul 30, 2008, 03.32 PMby goosfabba

    Thanks. I know i know im a right mothertucker, i seriously tuck everything in, luckily its never got to trousers being tucked into socks though (now that would be the day)

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    Jul 30, 2008, 09.35 AMby reneebeth

    If this was your first attempt at sewing, then you’re already off to a really great start with that amazing fabric! I’m a sucker for florals. Yeah, I think the “puckery” is the dart, there to give your hips a little wiggle-room but tuck the waist in?

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    Jul 30, 2008, 08.12 AMby easbrooke

    Ummm . . . I’m guessing the darts is what you’re referring to as “puckery.” I think you did well for your first try. If you don’t like the “puckery,” you could try an A-line skirt instead or something else without any darts.

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