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« on: September 06, 2007 05:29:51 PM »

I started on this a while back, but just got around to hemming it this morning.  It's a McCall's retro pattern.  I think it's rather plain...so I added the leopard belt.  How would you wear it?

PS. Does anyone know of a trick to sewing satin to avoid the ripples?
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« Reply #1 on: September 06, 2007 05:51:59 PM »

i love it!
i do like it with a belt, but i would get a different one, maybe dark blue or white or something.

great job! (love the fabric!)
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« Reply #2 on: September 06, 2007 06:20:07 PM »

Oooh, no no I love the belt. It gives it a bam!

Oh, sewing w/ satin is all about tension levels. If stitches appear even,  you'll need to adjust tension levels on both bobbin and normal tension.. also, I think i heard about sewing with tissue paper underneath, or something? Eh, i don't know you'd have to look that up.
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« Reply #3 on: September 06, 2007 10:49:40 PM »

Yeah sewing with satin blows big time. But it is all about tension. Your sewing machine manual should give you advice on what tensions levels and such to use for certain fabrics.
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« Reply #4 on: September 06, 2007 11:35:44 PM »

I'm going to agree with tension and also chime in with

Iron every piece before you sew them together, and continue to iron every seam as you go. 

using a cotton or silk thread can help reduce puckering.  (I always use it now whenever I'm working with slippery fabrics.)  Reason being: polyester thread (or even cotton covered polyester) can stretch when it is being being sewn. Which would then create a ruching effect when it "un stretches". 

size 70/10 needle

I use a 2.0mm straight stitch.

Hold the fabric taut from front and back with equal pressure as you
sew.

Hope that helps. 

That is a really pretty dress by the way, and a very nice touch with the belt.  I've used that that pattern twice, but it was the fuller skirted version both times.     
 
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« Reply #5 on: September 07, 2007 04:42:02 AM »

I love that dress!  I would definitely wear it belted.
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« Reply #6 on: September 07, 2007 07:12:26 AM »

Cutting the dress on the bias helps too, if you have enough material for it. And pressing every seam.
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« Reply #7 on: September 07, 2007 10:35:27 AM »

Uh, I like this...would you tell us what pattern it is?
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« Reply #8 on: September 07, 2007 10:59:29 AM »

I like it a lot, belt included! The great thing about it is you can use any color or print of belt and still look fantastic.
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« Reply #9 on: September 07, 2007 11:54:52 AM »

That's so cute! I have that pattern. Was it difficult? I have't even started it yet.
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