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NancyM
Posted 2012-03-30 2:33 PM (#80920)
Subject: kimono top with swoosh


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I just posted a top & skirt in my album:
http://www.wildginger.com/forums/photos/photo-thumbnails.asp?albumi...
and I have a question about the top. It's meant to match the general dimensions and fit of a Marcy Tilton Vogue pattern that has a zigzag front; I wanted to substitute an inset swoosh. I'm hoping DD will wear it anyway, but for future reference, what causes the strain lines at the center of the swoosh? Should I have made more matching points on the pattern, or interfaced the swoosh? Or is this just not a really suitable idea for a relatively lightweight rayon knit in a garment that's meant to hang rather loosely?

Nancy

Edited by NancyM 2012-03-30 2:37 PM
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sewsally
Posted 2012-03-31 11:28 AM (#80939 - in reply to #80920)
Subject: Re: kimono top with swoosh



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I can't see any strain lines.
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NancyM
Posted 2012-03-31 2:15 PM (#80942 - in reply to #80939)
Subject: Re: kimono top with swoosh


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The lines are hard to see on the dark purple, but definitely there. They're in the middle of the swoosh, and they run somewhere between diagonal and vertical, slanting upper right to lower left.

Nancy
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rebells
Posted 2012-03-31 4:09 PM (#80943 - in reply to #80920)
Subject: RE: kimono top with swoosh


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I'm feeling really stupid here but what is a swoosh?  Is this the pattern you are trying to copy?  It is impossible for me to see any details on my monitor.




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dotmoll
Posted 2012-03-31 11:18 PM (#80945 - in reply to #80920)
Subject: RE: kimono top with swoosh


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Ah! I couldn't see easily either! How about just making a shaped overlay? That would remove any strain on the curved seam, wouldn't it?
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NancyM
Posted 2012-04-01 2:36 PM (#80948 - in reply to #80943)
Subject: RE: kimono top with swoosh


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Yes, that's the pattern. I made the zigzag version and my daughter found it very comfortable.

A "swoosh" is a curved shape narrow at one end and wide at the other, sort of like a very skinny triangle bent around a curve.

Yeah, I think if I ever want to do this again I might just applique. Thanks!

Nancy

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rebells
Posted 2012-04-01 2:47 PM (#80949 - in reply to #80948)
Subject: RE: kimono top with swoosh


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Would you, please, post a jpeg of your pattern pieces? (I can't open .las files)  This swoosh thing sounds interesting but I still can't picture exactly what it is.
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NancyM
Posted 2012-04-02 11:39 PM (#80972 - in reply to #80920)
Subject: RE: kimono top with swoosh


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OK, here I hope is the jpg of pattern pieces.



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rebells
Posted 2012-04-03 9:14 AM (#80974 - in reply to #80972)
Subject: RE: kimono top with swoosh


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Interesting.  You sewed this in as a flat insert? or a ruffle?  I went back and looked at the garment picture.  Now that I have seen the drawings I can see it in the picture.  Very nice.


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Paula J
Posted 2012-04-03 11:16 AM (#80977 - in reply to #80974)
Subject: RE: kimono top with swoosh


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I made this top too. I used a slightly heavier fabric and did not have any puckering. I think having multiple "match points" would help because of potential stretching on the curves. Also, adding the insert possibly adds to the potential for more issues without multiple match lines.

That said - your version looks great and with the design on the fabric, I doubt most people will see any puckers.
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NancyM
Posted 2012-04-04 12:35 PM (#80994 - in reply to #80974)
Subject: RE: kimono top with swoosh


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Flat insert. I wanted a curve sort of similar to the curve in one view of the Tilton pattern, but with width, variation in width, and color contrast. I didn't get puckers at the edges, exactly, but the piece doesn't hang quite flat, so I must have done something wrong.

Nancy
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rebells
Posted 2012-04-04 6:28 PM (#80995 - in reply to #80994)
Subject: RE: kimono top with swoosh


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Thank you for your many replies.  I can't say what is causing problems with how it hangs.  I didn't see any grainline markings on the pattern.  Could one of the pieces be cut off grain?  Did the seam lines stretch while you  were sewing them?
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