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1  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Fitted Tee Tutorial, with Optional Contrast Bands! (Pic overload) on: July 13, 2011 03:50:31 AM
Thanks so much for this tutorial. There are indeed numerous ones on the Internet (and many on craftster) but yours was the most simple and complete I found. I already made a short using it (no pictures, sorry) and I looooove it.
2  CLOTHING / Shoes: Completed Projects / Re: Have You Seen My Readers? on: June 01, 2011 07:28:05 AM
They're so fancy! I love these. Just out of curiosity, what book did you get the pages from?
Given the few names I could see on the shoes, my guess would be It's In His Kiss by Julia Quinn...
Anyway, I would totally love to have those shoes... but I'm not sure I would dare to wear them  Grin
3  COOKING / Recipes and Cooking Tips / Re: Make ur own BUTTER on: September 13, 2010 07:28:23 AM
Thanks for this tutorial. I made some butter using it and it was very good. Only I think it was too much trouble to get simple butter so I don't think I will do it again unless I want flavoured butter... and I have no idea what kind of flavour would be good in butter !
4  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Re: How to finish seams : curved and in men underwear on: August 21, 2010 12:23:49 AM
Thank you for your reply. I should sew the shorts this week-end and I will try to make flat felled seam but if I see they cannot work, I will certainly improvise Wink
And for the seams on my next shirt, I think I will make them with Hong Kong finish. I might trim the a lot before to get rid of most clipping area, I will see.
Thanks for the tip on clipping on the biais. I would not have thought about it Smiley
5  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Re: How to finish seams : curved and in men underwear on: August 17, 2010 01:25:23 AM
Thanks for your reply Smiley

I have used mock french seams on curves and they  do fine.  I just wonder if it would work with notched seam allowances, though, because you need enough fabric to fold into the seam. They tend to be a bit bulky.
Yes, I am afraid of the bulk... Since they are princess seams, they run right on my bust so it might look weird.

You might want to do a couple test pieces to see which finish you prefer.
I will do that but I wanted to have some advice first to avoid testing things that cannot work Wink
6  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Re: How to finish curved seams on: August 16, 2010 09:34:28 AM
Well, it seems nobody wants to answer me... I did look for myself and found 2 seam finishes that might work : mock french seams and hong kong finish but I'm not sure they will work on my princess seams since these are very curved. Anybody tried it ?

I also have another seam finish question : I want to make boxer shorts underwear for my husband with old tee shirts he gave me but I don't want him to have bad seam finish touching sensitive skin or he will never wear them Grin
I thought about doing flat felled seams but I then understood that it cannot be done on all seams because you need an open side to do it. Anybody can help me on this one ? Undecided
7  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Underwired bra on: August 14, 2010 05:10:51 AM
I am so impressed ! I hope to make one some day. I will definitely read your blog post to see how you did yours.
The result is very cute and seems to fit you perfectly Smiley
8  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Re: How to finish curved seams on: July 21, 2010 05:23:48 AM
I should have said also that I use this tutorial for my princess seams : http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/14740/princess-seams-and-other-treacherous-curves
So my seam allowance is clipped and notched.
9  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / How to finish seams : curved and in men underwear on: July 21, 2010 01:31:37 AM
Hi everyone

I just finished a shirt and while I am very happy with it, I think the seam finish should be nicer on the next one because I simply stitch and pinked them.
I want to try some french seams on the almost straight seams (side and shoulders) but I believe those won't work on armhole princess seams and armhole seam since they are curved.

Can anyone tell me how to finish those without adding too much bulk, especially on the princess ones (I would not like to have a big bulk going on my boobs Wink )
Thanks in advance
10  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing in General: Discussion and Questions / Re: Where does the term "HONG KONG FINISH" come from? on: March 29, 2010 06:49:10 AM
Like the French seam, it's probably because that's where the technique originated or was made popular.

The weird thing is that, in France, the French seam is called "Couture anglaise", which means "English seam". Isn't that funny ? Wink
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