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Excellent videos for both methods. I have been doing the mitered corners like this for quite sometime and it is easy and exact.
This is a method I will remember. Never could make my snaps and hooks and eyes look neat. Thinking maybe on some fabric buttonhole twist, single thread, might look neat also. Thanks.
Great idea and something I probably would have never thought of doing. Sometimes a sleeve is too wide at the cuff and this is such a simple solution. And, also the suggestion by one writer for the same approach on a blouse. Thanks.
I agree with June 123 regarding clipping seams. For the majority of sewing that requires understitching I have always done this by hand as i find it a lot easier in the long run as it sometime a chore to maneuver an armhole, neckline using the machine and less conspicuous.
Fantastic makeover. I too feel the fabric was just 'too' much for a complete jacket, but as a vest it is perfect. Personally, I would prefer seeing it worn over a long-sleeved turtleneck sweater than a jacket. A bit too much for my rather conservative taste; however, the vest is a winner. Thanks for the photos and step-by-step instructions also.
Oh, how I remember this style. I had several great dresses similar during the late '50 and into the early '60;s era. Only wish I could wear the same style again, but alas, age doesn't improve one's waistline, I fear. It is a gorgeous example of how simple clothing can make an impact on us and even still remain in style years later. I look at today's 'runway' clothing and sometimes I have to shake my head in disbelief. Fortunately there is a publication such as Threads, which I have been a subscriber of since sometime during the late '80's, and wouldn't want to miss an issue. Thanks for being an inspiration and showing the younger women/men who love to sew such unique ideas, some even from the past.
For years I have used Barbara's method and as long as you leave the three pins in while stitching it has worked for me. I do have some forked pins I purchased for blocking knits and will give them a try the next time. However, IF the fabric is fragile I still think using long silk-type pins works very well.
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