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Calypsa
« on: August 21, 2014 10:57:13 AM »

Hi! First of all sorry if my English lacks some "technicity" (not a native English speaker!)
I am making my version of the Colette Patterns "sorbetto" top. The one that you can download for free, but I suppose you already know!).
This particular version has tied straps instead of sewn ones, but I can not fins a way to sew the round edges, which are quite small. I made a picture of them near my hand for size reference!
My question is: how do you sew that tiny corner without looking like a little pouch, as pictured in the last image? It may be a basic thing, but I am a beginner and I haven't had luck checking on the internet/youtube!
Thank you very much in advance, ladycrafters!  Wink



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stillatthetop
« Reply #1 on: August 22, 2014 04:09:21 PM »

My only suggestion would be...lots of pinning. And baste things together {even if by hand} first. Then remove the pins. Use a basting thread color that you can see easily, as in a contrast. For example, white on black. Bias will generally curve where you want it. But not always. You have to coax it gradually. Don't sew over those basting threads. So baste just to the inside or outside of your seam.

If you run into trouble...keep going on the seam {lift presser foot,and move the fabric forward...to the next section that is good} don't cut the threads...just move forward., and go back and fix the boo-boo later. Then tear out a few stitches near boo-boo, and flatten things where the problem was, then sew over the boo-boo part after.

Spray starch. I live by it. If you prepare your fabrics proper, they will behave. Sometimes  Grin My two cents. Hope they help.

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Calypsa
« Reply #2 on: August 25, 2014 02:05:09 AM »

Thanks a lot! Smiley
I will update about how it turns out!
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Calypsa
« Reply #3 on: September 03, 2014 07:57:24 AM »

So... here's my finished project! I really loved how it turned out, Sorbetto is a very easy to make design Smiley

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« Reply #4 on: September 03, 2014 08:36:21 AM »

Looks wonderful! I am glad you had luck with things. Such cute little tie bows on the shoulders. Neat pattern you chose  Grin

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http://www.grammasbabystuff.com/I_Spy_-_Hill_3_Finished_Smaller.jpg
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« Reply #5 on: September 03, 2014 09:14:24 AM »

it turned out lovely!  I love the little ties.
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Calypsa
« Reply #6 on: September 16, 2014 11:42:14 AM »

Thanks ladies! Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: September 18, 2014 03:43:15 PM »

Bias tape can also be steamed into a curve.  Pin it to your ironing board into the shape (as close as you can get) you want and then use a lot of steam and press it.  This will help with the shaping.
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