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« on: March 11, 2007 07:24:15 PM »

I'm trying to make my sister a dress, this is my third attempt on making the top, using two different patterns.  This pattern is just a little confusing, let me show you...

you can see the overlap of the seam in this pic


I tried to line the edges up (like you would normally do), but it just didn't work, so then I thought maybe I had cut it out wrong, but, alas I did not...

Here is the pic of the pattern


The dark line in the middle is the center line seam? or the placement line seam for trim?...

Here are more pics

Trying to line the edges up


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Can someone tell me if I'm doing it right or not??? I'm so confused, please help me!!!
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« Reply #1 on: March 11, 2007 07:28:48 PM »

Can you elaborate? What exactly is the problem, and what are you trying to do? I can't figure it out, from the pics.
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« Reply #2 on: March 11, 2007 07:39:22 PM »

I'm not sure if I'm lining the two pieces up right...

heres the diagram

 step # 17 is were I'm at

the instructions say  "With RIGHT sides together, pin band to garment, matching centers back, shoulder seams, and small dots
Stitch front and neck edges pivoting at small dots, trim seams,, clip curves and to small dots, press seam toward band.

It just seems like the fabric is overlaying too much, I only have a 5/8 seem allowance, and the seam you see in the 1st pic is a "stay stitch" at 1/2 inch..

Maybe I just need reassurance... the more I type this out the more stupid I feel, because it's not all that difficult to follow.... hmmm?
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« Reply #3 on: March 11, 2007 07:45:16 PM »

O.k. nevermind.... that last post wasn't any help either in explaining my problem, so I guess if I don't know exactly why I'm confused about it, then I can't really expect anyone else to help me.  I think I'll just wing it... the dress is being made out of sheets, it's not like I'm going to lose tons of money (maybe time though) if I screw it up.  Thanks though!
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« Reply #4 on: March 11, 2007 07:57:18 PM »

I've done this pattern.  Basically, what they want you to do is (with the right sides together) match up the two notches on your yellow band and sew them together from the bottom to the small dot.  It's important not to sew all the way through the entire piece because it will keep your facing from laying flat on the neckline.

Let me know if I didn't make any sense on explaining that.
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