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« on: October 20, 2005 07:55:54 PM »

I'm in the process of putting together my daughters halloween Costume. I'm making it from simplicity pattern 5357 http://www.simplicity.com/assets/5357/5357.jpg  I'm doing the one on the bottom right.

Anyways, here is the issue. Part of the fabric I am using is Red velvet that has been washed to look crushed that I am recycling from some old curtains of my moms. I'm trying to put the vest together with a velvet front and a nice silky cotton for lining. Whenever I try to sew the front to the lining, the velvet slips and moves so much I can't get the pieces to line up. I've pinned, Basted, Changing presser feet. Even tried the walking foot, and nothing is working. I'm tired of picking this thing apart. Any suggestions?
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« Reply #1 on: October 20, 2005 08:25:19 PM »

Relax.  Take a deep breath.  Remember, it's a Halloween costume for a child.  She will think it's perfect, even if you don't. 

Have you tried making the cotton lining vest and the velvet top vest separately, then handsewing them together?  That might make it easier to control the slippage.  Or if the velvet is soft enough, skip the lining and use seam binding or hem lace to finish the edges. 

It looks like a cute pattern.  Is she going as the Arabian Princess or the Gypsy?

Good luck.

Erika
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« Reply #2 on: October 20, 2005 08:27:06 PM »

Oops.  Gypsy it is.  Missed that the first time.

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« Reply #3 on: October 20, 2005 09:02:50 PM »

LOL, Taking a deep breath is the best suggestion I've had so far.  Grin

We're going to turn her into a sort of a Gothic Genie. Black Crepe, red Velvet and silver lame. I've left the vest for the evening. Tomorrow, i'm going to try serging the two pieces together And then sew it. Then I can trim the serged edges before I turn it inside out. Worst possible otcome, I trash it and scour the thrift shops for some different fabric.
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