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"How Do I…?" – Sewing/Crafting/Knitting Technical Questions & Help
October 2, 2015
11:22 am
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melesina
Count de Meowmy
Meows: 518
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October 24, 2014

Arrgh! For lining? At least make it reversible. Or you could pray it goes on sale…… eventually.

October 2, 2015
7:28 pm
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Science Denying Oversized Cheeto
Feline Porklord
Meows: 1356
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October 31, 2014

melesina meowed

Arrgh! For lining? At least make it reversible. Or you could pray it goes on sale…… eventually.

Well for lining because it's silk twill and it is so ridiculous it's kind of beautiful. It would be the perfect lining for my red Alpaca/cashmere/wool coating I actually got for a great price, But there is no way in hell I'd pay that much for lining, so thanks to you I'll be checking that damn site every week to see if it's on sale. Again….catfight

October 3, 2015
6:09 am
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melesina
Count de Meowmy
Meows: 518
Snarking Since:
October 24, 2014

chair er…. maybe inocculate yourself with browsing eyewateringly expensive fabrics from other sites? They have mountains of rolls of designer silks, you could have a long wait for your favourite one to go on sale.

October 3, 2015
6:53 am
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Science Denying Oversized Cheeto
Feline Porklord
Meows: 1356
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October 31, 2014

melesina meowed

chair er…. maybe inocculate yourself with browsing eyewateringly expensive fabrics from other sites? They have mountains of rolls of designer silks, you could have a long wait for your favourite one to go on sale.

I had to stop looking after I got my heart set on that fabric 🙁 maybe spring when I work my way through some more of my stash.

October 3, 2015
1:12 pm
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I'm late to say it but thanks for all the replies in re Ottobre fabric quality.  Life has not left me much internet time lately so I hadn't been able to get back to see your kind answers.  One of these days I'll have time to sew again, then I'll have a reason to buy some of that fabric. 

October 6, 2015
7:11 pm
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Necessary Evil
Count de Meowmy
Meows: 617
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November 14, 2014

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Deets: you must enroll by midnight tonight (10/6), you do not get to keep the classes forever just until midnight on 10/31/2015.

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October 26, 2015
9:04 am
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So I was working on the Pauline Alice Rosari skirt this weekend. I don't know how this happened but the waistband is way too short. Her instructions said there would be 1.5" overlap on each side but mine is about 1"'short. I checked and I cut the same size on all the pieces. Has anyone heard of this happening to anyone else? I am just going to reprint the pattern and cut the largest size but I am curious whether its a mistake in the PDF….

October 26, 2015
9:14 am
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LadyBracknell

A short waistband piece is more common than you think.  I made a Vogue pattern skirt and the straight waistband was short and I know I cut the right size.  At least it's only the waistband and not different length skirt panels that I discovered when I made a Butterick coat.eek

October 26, 2015
9:37 am
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Not applying for the Sewing Bee
Feline Porklord
Meows: 1333
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August 18, 2014

The Understitcher meowed
So I was working on the Pauline Alice Rosari skirt this weekend. I don't know how this happened but the waistband is way too short. Her instructions said there would be 1.5" overlap on each side but mine is about 1"'short. I checked and I cut the same size on all the pieces. Has anyone heard of this happening to anyone else? I am just going to reprint the pattern and cut the largest size but I am curious whether its a mistake in the PDF….

weird.  is it a straight waistband or curved?  as i recently had an issue with a curved waistband i thought was too short and it turned out i had put it on the wrong way up (doh)

October 26, 2015
10:37 am
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Missile Tits
Cat
Meows: 23
Snarking Since:
August 31, 2015

LadyBracknell meowed
A short waistband piece is more common than you think.  I made a Vogue pattern skirt and the straight waistband was short and I know I cut the right size.  At least it's only the waistband and not different length skirt panels that I discovered when I made a Butterick coat.eek

WHICH ONE? I'm working on a Butterick coat right now and I'll be so pissed if this happens to me. coffeesangrycry

 

I may have changed my seam allowances after I cut out something and wound up with a short waistband.  It only happened once though. chair 

October 26, 2015
11:03 am
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Zoxe
Feline Porklord
Meows: 2300
Snarking Since:
July 15, 2014

The Understitcher meowed
So I was working on the Pauline Alice Rosari skirt this weekend. I don't know how this happened but the waistband is way too short. Her instructions said there would be 1.5" overlap on each side but mine is about 1"'short. I checked and I cut the same size on all the pieces. Has anyone heard of this happening to anyone else? I am just going to reprint the pattern and cut the largest size but I am curious whether its a mistake in the PDF….

Measure the pattern pieces.  Does the waistband have notches for CB and side seam alignment.  You should be able to measure it section by section.  The waistband should be the same length as the skirt pattern at the waist edge.  Measure at the sewing line omitting seam allowances at the skirt seams.  If this measures correctly than the problem is easing it to the waistband.  The skirt edge may stretch while (I assume) the waistband is interfaced and stabilized.  You have to match at the notches and then section and pin midpoints until any ease of the skirt is taken up.  It's helpful to sew with the skirt against the feed dogs and the waistband on top.  

This is all moot if the pattern is actually wrong or you just need a larger waistband to fit your waist.  But frequently skirts need more easing, than expected.  Also if there's any inaccuracy, sewing the vertical seams that intersect the waistband, this adds up quickly.  Measuring the pattern tells you if it was drafted correctly.

October 27, 2015
12:49 am
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banane-pomme
Kitten
Meows: -1
Snarking Since:
October 29, 2014

Not sure if this has been addressed here…. but how do I patch up a hole near the crotch of my jeans?

To clarify, I have zero sewing skills and have never been a crafty person, ever. But I love these jeans and despite it probably being easier to just throw them out and get new ones, I want to try to salvage them.

 

The hole is on the upper left inner thigh of my jeans, right near the crotch but not IN the crotch, if that makes sense. I can see that the opposite leg is getting really worn down in the same spot, so I'm likely to have two holes soon.

 

There are a few videos and tutorials online, but I thought I'd visit the experts first to see if anyone has recommendations wink

 

TL;DR: my jeans have a hole near the crotch and I'm looking for suggestions as to how to best fix it.

 

ETA: apparently this is called a 'blow out'. who knew it was so common!

October 27, 2015
3:26 am
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OlyB
Hamcat
Meows: 76
Snarking Since:
November 26, 2014

banane-pomme meowed

Not sure if this has been addressed here…. but how do I patch up a hole near the crotch of my jeans?

To clarify, I have zero sewing skills and have never been a crafty person, ever. But I love these jeans and despite it probably being easier to just throw them out and get new ones, I want to try to salvage them.

 

The hole is on the upper left inner thigh of my jeans, right near the crotch but not IN the crotch, if that makes sense. I can see that the opposite leg is getting really worn down in the same spot, so I'm likely to have two holes soon.

 

There are a few videos and tutorials online, but I thought I'd visit the experts first to see if anyone has recommendations wink

 

TL;DR: my jeans have a hole near the crotch and I'm looking for suggestions as to how to best fix it.

 

ETA: apparently this is called a 'blow out'. who knew it was so common!

I have lush thighs that chub-rub through my pants legs right below my crotch. I've "fixed" threadbare fabric and tiny holes by interfacing the area from the inside, then doing some "darning" over the weak, interfaced zone with a triple step zig zag. You're basically trying to strengthen the fabric by a shoddy thread rebuild. Nobody can see the area that well, so I use a decent matching blue thread for denim or whatever the main pant color is.





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