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41  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: New Baby & Pregnant Momma Swap Sign ups 6/15/10 - 6/30/10 Ship 8/15/10 on: August 09, 2010 05:01:42 PM
Thanks, PUL is still a new fabric for me (I work in a theater and sew costumes) so I know all about different fashion fabrics. I didn't know PUL was knit, now it makes sense that when I was searching for info everyone was talking about using a ballpoint needle. I found a website with something that was suggested for diaper pail liners that wasn't PUL. So maybe that is it.
42  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: New Baby & Pregnant Momma Swap Sign ups 6/15/10 - 6/30/10 Ship 8/15/10 on: August 09, 2010 12:38:01 PM
Thanks all! We are having so much fun. If I could be a stay at home mom I would and I think I would be a crafty one, I want to do so much. I know all about different cloth diapers thanks to my cousin. I am ordering some PUL to make different things. I even finally bought a Teflon foot for my sewing machine.

Those of you with store bought diaper pail liners made from PUL, my question is, is it one layer? Or cloth lined with a PUL layer? Or what?
43  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: New Baby & Pregnant Momma Swap Sign ups 6/15/10 - 6/30/10 Ship 8/15/10 on: August 05, 2010 07:06:50 PM
Yeah! We came home from the hospital today. I gave birth (it was induced, but otherwise naturally) to a cute baby girl on Monday August 2nd at 11:19pm.

Clara Ruth

You people who make diapers/covers and use PUL what else have you made? Have you made any lap pad type things? Do you just take a layer of cloth and a layer of PUL and sew them together? I have no idea about PUL and keep on going back and forth if I want to order some. I have a habit of wanting to do things, getting the supplies and never doing the project.
44  FIBER ARTS / Dyeing: Completed Projects / Re: Dyeing for baby on: August 05, 2010 01:16:21 PM
Yes I did, I used the squirt bottle method
45  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: New Baby & Pregnant Momma Swap Sign ups 6/15/10 - 6/30/10 Ship 8/15/10 on: August 01, 2010 04:26:15 PM
Well, my partner should have received...and I am off to have a baby.
46  FIBER ARTS / Dyeing: Completed Projects / Dyeing for baby on: August 01, 2010 01:06:17 PM
I finally got around to dyeing all the white baby clothes I received.



Why does baby gap not have a green crib sheet? I don't know, so I dyed one


These are changing pad covers
47  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing in General: Discussion and Questions / Re: Aldrich metric pattern cutting PROBLEM on: July 29, 2010 09:11:08 AM
I would really have to look at the book to make an accurate statement, but I think you should be able to use your waist and hip measurements. There might be some measurements that come from the "standard" so you would have to choose if you were going by what size your waist is, or your hips. If the block will fit your bust and your hips, but the waist will be too big, you could do that too and make a mock up and take it in at the waist along the side seams and darts.

You will want to do a mock up anyway.
48  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing in General: Discussion and Questions / Re: Aldrich metric pattern cutting PROBLEM on: July 27, 2010 02:03:35 PM
I own that book, but it isn't in my house right now so I can't answer these questions myself. What are you trying to draft? A bodice? A skirt? A shift dress? If it is a bodice then your hips don't matter, if it is a skirt or pants then your bust doesn't matter, if it is a shift dress than yes it does matter.

For the waist to hip length are you talking about the measurement that is the distance from where you measure your waist to where you measure your hip? If that is the case then take your measurement and use it in the draft. Or are you taking about the the measurement of the waist in relationship to the measurement of the hip?
 
The reason why books use "standard" bodies (and different books have different standards). Is because the draft is a mathematical formula that works in a general range of numbers, but if you have a number that is way out of range for example really big bust and tiny waist, it distorts the formula and doesn't work correctly. That is not the fault of anything except the limits of the formula. You are getting a balance of easy of measurements to specificity of the draft. Plus, you should always mock up the draft and make fitting corrections, so the draft is just to give you a starting place. 

In that book there are some numbers that they give you, which is why you have to determine the closest "standard" size, so that you can use the given measurements that would be closest to your own.
49  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing in General: Discussion and Questions / Re: To serge or to sew on: July 27, 2010 01:43:37 PM
You can do whatever you want. Here is what we generally do (I work in a costume shop, so our needs are different than sewing for yourself). Knit items=serge. Woven items each piece is serged and then sewn together. This leads to the most room for alterations. If you serge the piece together, you have no seam allowance if you want to take it out. The other option is after each seam you take it to the serger and serge the seam allowance, but again when they edges are serged together, it is harder to alter. Sewing the pieces together on woven items is more secure than serging.

This might not have the "look" you are going for, but if the item is knit, you most likely don't need to serge a hem edge and you can use a double needle on your sewing machine it will give you that two row coverstitch look on the outside.
50  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Re: Hemming satin acetate? on: July 27, 2010 01:36:11 PM
Turn your iron down?
Lots of pins?
Hem lace? or bias finish?
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