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Chincha
« Reply #40 on: May 21, 2008 02:35:15 AM »

Oh, and did you press well the back pleats first or do they just stand as firm and straight just by sewing them together?
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little button
« Reply #41 on: May 21, 2008 03:30:06 PM »

I have just about finished it, so I give you my answers
Where did you use the bias tape? For the collar, etc?
As the jacket is not lined, I have used it on the exposed seams.

Oh, and did you press well the back pleats first or do they just stand as firm and straight just by sewing them together?
it is a bit like origami with the back pieces - I pressed as I sewed, but the folds of the fabric help create it to stand firm as there is a lot a of fabric there
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« Reply #42 on: June 03, 2008 07:16:24 AM »

Hey! First of all, I bow to you.. You rock Cool
And now, I have a few stupid questions Cheesy
Where did you use the bias tape? For the collar, etc?
It's rather hard to see from the pictures (and because you have your collar bent down), but is it as high as it seems on the pattern page pictures? I am a bit worried that it might be too low and inexpressive since it's one of my favourite parts of the jacket Grin

Hey there, sorry for the delay in answering, I havent been on craftster for a long time.
I used bias tape to finish the bottom seems and the sleeves seems, (the collar is doubled over therefore it does not need any seem finishing) I would take a picture of it (I'm actually wearing it today) but camera is taking a trip right now without me:P
The collar will go as high as in the picture, except my fabric is a heavier weight and I used light interfacing, so the collar will not stay up.
As for the back pleats, I pressed as I went because it was easier that way, but I liked the unpressed look better (ie after washing it I lay it out and pull on the pleats to straigth them out but I dont iron them), you can always send me a pm if you have more questions, I can give you my email address for a faster answer Wink
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Chincha
« Reply #43 on: June 14, 2008 01:21:22 PM »

thanks SO much for answering me... after all this time, the pattern is still lying under my bed, cut and ready to copy to fabric, but I don't seem to be able to get enough courage to start it... If I need any additional info, I'll make sure to pm you.. Thanks again!
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« Reply #44 on: June 18, 2008 12:47:02 AM »

i'm up to the step where you join c and y to c and y and i just can't understand how they're meant to reach eachother
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little button
« Reply #45 on: June 18, 2008 09:55:23 PM »

i'm up to the step where you join c and y to c and y and i just can't understand how they're meant to reach eachother
I'll try to explain

Take the the 'Y' next to the 'x' down to 'Y' next to a notch, with right sides of fabric together.  In doing so the crease of the fold of the fabric is on the 'C' next to a 'x' and comes up underneath (wrongside of fabric) to the 'C' next to the notch.

hope that is clearer than mud!
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epowers
« Reply #46 on: February 16, 2011 02:33:37 AM »


Cathou, well done on your lovely kimono top! I know you did it  a while back but i would greatly appreciate any tips on how you worked out all the strange darts and how each letter would fit together, i have been playing with my mock-up for quite some time now and its getting a bit frustrating. I am doing an oriental influence fashion project at university and am really determined to get this done. I have cut out all pattern shapes and have completed up to no. 5 on the given instructions.

Thanks.
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