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« on: July 03, 2008 09:08:52 PM »

Here is a pic of my Built By Wendy skirt from the book Sew you, had some sizing issues with this pattern more details can be found on my blog http://sewiknittoo.wordpress.com/make-it/level-1/



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« Reply #1 on: July 04, 2008 08:28:08 AM »

Congratulations on your first project - too bad it doesn't fit. It looks great.

I visited your blog and have a few tips:
Pattern - on your next project trace the pattern onto other paper so you can keep all of the sizes with the original. That will come in handy if you need to change sizes or you want to make something for someone else. There are lots of tips on how to do that on the discussion board, ask if you need help.

Fit - can you get the skirt on if you take the elastic out? I ask because it seems like the elastic is pulling the waist in a lot. Take the elastic out and see if you can get it on. If you can then to fix it by use a longer piece of elastic. If that makes it too loose for your waist switch it to a drawstring waist. To do that open up the casing for a couple of inches at the center front, make a buttonhole (or 2 buttonholes about a 1/4-1/2 inch apart) within the casing, resew the casing, thread the drawstring through the buttonhole.

Hem - blind hems on a machine are easy but a little tricky. They probably did not include directions because each machine can be a little different. It looks like you did a pretty good job for your first try and I'm with you on avoiding hand stitching. Mostly it just takes practice - try to keep the straight stitches as closs to the edge of the fabric as possible and the zig to the left taking as small of a "bite" into the fold as possible.
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« Reply #2 on: July 04, 2008 09:56:53 PM »

to answer your question even with the elastic out i cannot fit the skirt...thanks for the tip about tracing the pattern
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