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« on: February 08, 2008 05:58:37 PM »

Here's my first go at the shorts pattern from burdastyle.com
i learnt that i should really pre-wash my fabrics for shrinkage no matter how excited i am about getting started *sigh*
Also i chickened out on the pockets and im still undecided about a good length (i thought the cuff would sorta cut my legs and make em look shorter), but i must say the one step button hole on my machine is amazing!
sooo any opinions, hints and tips would be awesome

« Reply #1 on: February 08, 2008 06:21:25 PM »

I think the length is nice. You could put a small cuff on them without it giving the dreaded horizontal-at-the-wides-part look, as long as the horizontal is below the widest point by at least an inch they should be very flattering Smiley nice job!
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« Reply #2 on: February 08, 2008 08:07:37 PM »

is the one from burda??

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« Reply #3 on: February 09, 2008 07:56:57 AM »

Good job on the shorts, Ive been looking at this pattern myself.

I'm studying Fashion design and Apparel Manufacturing and we were advised that with a lot of fabric, prewashing will remove the treatment that prevents the fabric from rolling at the corners and generally not laying flat and straight so it may be worth getting started straight away, I never prewash any of my fabrics and have never suffered from shrinkage significant enough to affect the fit of the garment.

Sure this is not a hard and fast rule but it may be a handy excuse to let you get straight in to your projects like I do!!

« Reply #4 on: February 09, 2008 08:55:09 AM »

Older fabrics went through less treatment then modern ones, through the early 70's everything really needed to be pre-washed for shrinkage. So if you are using vintage fabric(I often do) pre-washing is still important, new stuff not so much Smiley
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