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1  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
2  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing in General: Discussion and Questions / Some questions for french talking sewers on: March 25, 2010 06:50:00 AM
Hi,

I'm french and still new to sewing. I learnt to sew mostly on English websites (like dear Craftster here) so I don't always know the french vocabulary and resources.
So, are there some French people here ? (or French speaking people) Can anyone tell me :
 - what is the french name of "Swedish tracing paper" ? Where can I buy it without importing it form the US ? Or maybe : what do you use to trace your patterns and where do you buy it ?
 - Do you know fabric selling website in France or maybe Europe ? (if I buy from an American site, I am likely to pay huge transport fee)

I know there is a French board on this forum but it does not seem very lively so I prefer to ask here. If this is wrong, I'm really sorry.

Litchi
3  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Need a dress for an early spring wedding on: January 06, 2010 01:02:10 AM
Hi everyone !

My cousin is getting married at the end of March and I really wish I could sew the dress I will wear at his wedding. But there are a few problems :
 - I am not an experienced seamstress (well, I'm a beginner but if I do it carefully, I'm not a bad sewer I think)
 - I have never done a proper garment yet. I practised with pjs and indian clothes for my danse classes, but those are very forgiving on the fit and the quality of the sewing
 - I have no idea what to wear at an early spring wedding near Paris ! I suppose the weather will be cool but not cold so I can not wear a beautiful summer dress neither a hot winter dress... (it will not be a very "dressy" wedding, so no evening gowns, only nice dresses)
 - I'm not sure what kind of dress to choose for my figure. I'm a hourglass kind of girl but my waist is not very well defined and I'm a little chubby (not sure if the word is right... I'm not fat but I'm not thin either and I could lose 10kg) so I would like to have a dress fitted at the waist.

I looked at some patterns and there were 2 that I particularly liked :
 - McCall's 5971
 - New Look 6723

What do you think about them ? Are they easy ? Do you have other dresses you could recommend ? (I would love to buy the pattern quickly so I can start as soon as I can because I don't have that much time...)

Thanks to anyone who can help me Smiley
PS : If there are english mistakes in my post, please excuse me, I'm french
4  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Pattern for a wedding bolero on: August 02, 2009 07:37:04 AM
Hi everyone !  Grin
This is my first topic on Crafster and I want to say I'm really impressed by some of your work. There are very talented people here !

I'm currently learning to sew and I would love to sew a little bolero for my wedding because I'm scared of being cold (it's in September).
My dream would be to do something like this one : http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=281787.0 but I can't find any free pattern that looks like it. I tried this pattern http://www.modestprom.com/shrugs/simplebolero.htm but there are no sleeves and I can't find out how to add some easily.
Does any of you have advice to give me ? A link to a pattern with sleeves or a way to add some to the given pattern ?

Thanks to anyone that can help.
Litchi
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