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heather_blair | Posted in The Archives on

MILANO T HELP!!! I am right in the middle of sewing the Milano T-shirt from Sewing Workshop and noticed that I need clear elastic for the shoulder seam. Can I substitute Stay Tape by Seams Great? I do not have access to clear elastic. I need to know desperately from someone who probably has had this agony. I do not want the seam to look too “stayed”.
Thank you.


  1. jm | | #1

    Sewsassy (sewsassy.com) has clear elastic, you might want to check it out.

    1. heather_blair | | #2

      *Thank you, jm. Will do.

      1. heather_blair | | #3

        *Hi everyone, I used the stay tape I had on hand and it worked beautifully. Sewed 2 Milano Ts last friday night.

        1. Susan_Whelan | | #4

          *Heather,How does the Milano T differ from other t-shirt type patterns you may have tried? I like the look of it, but I would have to enlarge it as I am bigger than their extra-large. Would it be worth it -- is it exceptionally well-cut? TIA, Sue W.

          1. Maritje | | #5

            *Would be interested to know what a Milano T is and where could I see one. Is it more stylish than an ordinary T-Shirt?

          2. heather_blair | | #6

            *Susan, I think it is exceptionally well cut. I have used other t shirt patterns and found them shapeless, even though the basic styling is the same. I used incorporated 3 different sizes into 1 pattern for myself. I am a bit curvey at the waist and wide at the hip so I adjusted the side seam to follow the lines I needed. Also when I laid the pattern on the material, both back & front on fold) I set the pattern about 1cm in from the edge (but only from the waist down) to get an additional 2cm into the width -back and front. It is very easy to sew and the overall impression of the final product is one of a very expensive t shirt.

          3. heather_blair | | #7

            *Maritje, it is more stylish than an ordinary "t". I used two different types of knit, a single knit and a heavier velour/moleskin type, and they both had the same excellent fit. I just really feel comfy wearing them.

          4. TJ | | #8

            *You can see what the Milano "T" looks like at the Sewing Workshop website (it is one of their patterns):www.sewingworkshop.com (the patterns are at:http://www.sewingworkshop.com/pattern.htm).

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