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Member Since: 10/06/2014

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Re: 20 Ways to Improve Your Sewing

The diagram that shows when to clip a slit and when to clip a V is the wrong way around.

On an external curve, clipping a slit is correct. There is less fabric on the outer edge than on the seam, so the curve will spread these slits apart to allow the outer perimeter to be larger than the inner one. You don't need to clip a V.

On an internal curve, the perimeter at the outer edge is larger than at the seam. It needs to squash up into a smaller space so to you need to clip V notches to prevent the fabric from overlapping and being lumpy. The Vs will just look like slits around the curve once it's clipped.

You have Vs on the external and slits on the internal - please correct the diagram: 79-improve-your-sewing-04.jpg - move the V shaped bits above the internal curve.

Re: Interview with Designer Joi Mahon and Giveaway

I have trouble fitting the bust on an empire top. I love the empire style, but RTW garments always end up with the empire line sitting on my DD bust rather than below it. I've taken Joi's Craftsy fitting course, which was excellent, but a lesson on empire tops would be most appreciated.

Re: Pattern Giveaway: Simplicity SewStylish 1699

The peplum top is a sure winner. The princess seams make it easy to adapt to fit the bust. The nipped in waist and volume at the high hip give curves to those without any and hide that extra slice of apple pie for those of us who've indulged. It's a flattering style for all ages.