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« on: March 07, 2011 01:28:23 PM »

I have been trying to make this little stuffed dog from a calendar. 

As you can see, I started a topic cos I'm a beginner and I wasn't sure what I was doing.  Anyway, it says on the pattern "seam allowances not included".  Now, I took this to mean I had to add my own and painstakingly drew my own 6mm extra outline... 
So now I'm looking more closely at the pieces and they look a bit "fat"....some things aren't adding up....Okay so now I suspect they ARE included?!  But it doesn't state anywhere on the pattern what the seam allowance is!!

So let's see, if they aren't included that means "seam allowances not included" actually means "seam allowances not drawn on and you need to psychically guess what we made them to be"

Join me in my craft rage!! lol!

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« Reply #1 on: March 07, 2011 02:18:02 PM »

What I do if seam allowances aren't included is, I cut outside the drawn line.  I've never ever had a problem doing it this way.  I really don't think it's going to affect the look of your stuffing.  You just have to make sure you leave enough room/fabric to clip the curves.  Because if you don't, your curved areas will get bunchy/wrinkly.  Hope this make sense. 
« Reply #2 on: March 07, 2011 03:44:37 PM »

Thanks for your help... I don't really think you understood my rant though! Lol!  Perhaps I am the only one who knows what I'm talking about!

I have a new blog: http://makingitwell.blogspot.com  I'd love for you to visit Smiley
« Reply #3 on: March 08, 2011 03:06:19 PM »

Well, it all finally makes sense.  I emailed the creator of the pattern and it turns out the calendar printed it wrong.  The original pattern DOES have seam allowances included.  Can you believe it?? Madness!   Roll Eyes

I have a new blog: http://makingitwell.blogspot.com  I'd love for you to visit Smiley
« Reply #4 on: April 14, 2011 02:21:16 AM »

That IS frustrating!  At least you were able to contact the person and got a response.  I once purchased a pdf pattern, but one of the pages was at a different percentage than the rest and I could NOT figure out what percentage that was.  I didn't find out until I had already cut all the pieces out of the very intricate doll pattern and was trying to match them up. SO frustrating!

Unfortunately the person who had scanned their pattern did one page off, but when I tried to get hold of her she would never respond back. I ended up trashing the whole project.

I love that dog! You'll have to post pictures when it is finished.


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« Reply #5 on: May 20, 2011 12:29:51 AM »

Haha, Kimberley, I feel for you.  And it makes it worse you purchased it too!  I'm sure lots of people have this sort of story.  Anyway, I finished the dog, and it's here:

It all worked out well in the end! Phew! Smiley 

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« Reply #6 on: May 27, 2011 11:00:16 AM »

I hope you feel your effort and rage were worth it, your final product is super cute.  I know I've had lots of rage moments while making things, but it looks like you overcame it.  ^_^

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