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Is it possible that i use patterns from burda and it still goes wrong? i am a total beginner and i tried to do bias to a shirt neckline and it got messed up and also the sleeves were not accurate when i sew. oh noooo im sooo discouraged. did anyone have same prob? :(


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    May 30, 2012, 06.09 PMby TailorFairy

    It is normal that things wont look that perfect in the beginning. You should see my first projects ;) those I did alone trying to figure out how to do best do not look anything close to perfect, and if they look pretty good its because I did every seam like 4 or more times until it looked the best way I could do it. So please dont get discouraged, give yourself a little time to learn. ;) when you learned walking as a child your probably fell back to the ground quite a few times, but you always stood up again ;) wishing you all the best for your learning and I am very sure that if you do easy projects you will be more pleased with the finished garment with the number of garments you completed. If there is a special problem you want to know how to fix do not hesitate to ask and I or an other member here will try to help you fix it.


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    May 30, 2012, 09.12 PMby leashbean

    Bias and sleeves can be really tricky! the best thing to do its to tell yourself that is is most likely you won’t do it right the first couple of times, but if you really want to perfect it than keep trying.

    i still have trouble with sleeves sometimes, and now that i have done bias a lot I LOVE IT! keep on sewing!

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    May 30, 2012, 09.59 PMby katexxxxxx

    Some Hints for Success:

    Get a really good set of measurements: http://www.diceyhome.free-online.co.uk/KatePages/Learning/Measuring/Taking-measurements.htm

    Trace off and cut your pattern out according to the measurements, not some mythical ‘size’ you think you are…

    Alter the pattern to fit. Check things like bicep measurements, and don’t forget to check the amount of ease the pattern allows for…

    Make the garment up in gash cheap fabric to test for fit. Once the garment has been fitted, transfer any alterations back to the pattern.

    Now make up the good fabric, paying close attention to accuracy of cutting and sewing. Work S L O W L Y. It’s often much faster to sew slowly than to sew fast and have to unpick wonky seams or other errors. Try the thing on at each stage, and press properly as you go.

    Relax and enjoy the process as much as the finished garment.

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