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1  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / too-big armholes? on: September 19, 2009 09:04:39 AM
Hello! I'm appealing to those more skilled at sewing for a smidgen of advice. I've lost some weight and am much smaller in the bust now. I have a knit tank dress that is very forgiving and can fit over a large range of sizes, but now the armholes are really big and hang down to the bottom of my bra band. What is the best way to fix this? The three techniques that come to mind are

1. Lift at the shoulders and sew across the shoulder seam (with dress inside out, of course). The problem with this is that it lifts the neckline quite high.

2. Sew up under the arms, continuing the side seam of the dress.

3. Bust dart? I am aware of these but have never attempted one. It's sort of an angled line pointing from underarm to nipple, right, pulling in extra fabric from each side?

I'd love to hear from anyone who has experience in this kind of alteration. For the time being, I just wear a cardigan over the top.  Roll Eyes Many thanks!
2  U.K. AND IRELAND / ENGLAND / Adorn magazine up for grabs on: January 04, 2008 02:47:25 PM
Hello, I have a copy of Adorn Fall 07 to give away. (The subhead of the title is "the crafty girl's guide to embellishing life.") I'll be happy to post it within England. Oops, edited to say within UK.
3  U.K. AND IRELAND / ENGLAND / Readymade magazine-will ship in UK on: April 30, 2006 09:42:15 AM
Hiya. Done with my December issue of ReadyMade mag, don't want to recycle it if anyone wants it. I'll send it (cheapest rate I can get) within the UK. First one to post your email, I'll get in touch.
4  U.K. AND IRELAND / ENGLAND / baby fabric? on: September 01, 2004 06:46:30 AM
Hello dears. I'm looking for good baby flannel. I think you call it flannelette here (I'm a Yank transplant). Soft, brushed cotton for making blankets. John Lewis *occasionally* has a couple, but I've never liked the prints they've had in. The shops in Soho that have silk and stuff don't have it. Anyone seen any anywhere? Thanks a bunch.
5  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / embroidered rockers dish towel on: March 07, 2004 03:43:10 PM
I embroidered this dishtowel for my boyfriend, who is a big fan of the band Sleater-Kinney. I adjusted the contrast of a graphic of them from an ad in the paper until it was just black and white, like you'd do for a stencil, traced it onto the towel with a wash-out fabric marker, and stitched away!
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