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rowena___.
Posted 2009-09-06 7:12 PM (#57924 - in reply to #57923)
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julie w - 2009-09-06 4:18 PM My waistline is level on the sloper and straight skirt but if I add flare or in this case the A line skirt, it kicks up a bit, I presumed this had someting to do with the darts rotating? 

yes, and you need that if you want the skirt to hang level.  by removing it, you raised the hem 1/2" at the side seam. 

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julie w
Posted 2009-09-06 7:58 PM (#57926 - in reply to #57924)
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Thank you Rowena for your imput, that is why I posted here before going any further. Either I will have to go without the cut on facing or can I add it back to the hemline?
Julie
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rowena___.
Posted 2009-09-07 12:06 PM (#57948 - in reply to #57926)
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well i haven't tried this but just using my imagination i think adding it back to the hem would probably bring it to a point at the side seam. 

what i'd likely do is just shape it by eye once it was on the body, you have to put a hem in it after all and you can level it as you go.

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julie w
Posted 2009-09-07 5:33 PM (#57955 - in reply to #57948)
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Rowena I really appreciate your imput. I tried adding to the hem but didn't like it either. I have done a new pattern that I have slashed and pivoted at hip level to add the half inch back in. It looks much better than adding to the hem. I'll do a muslin and see how it looks. Just need to finish my daughter's costume and pass some exams next week. Playing with PMB is good downtime.
I have sewn for years but am new to drafting and have lots to learn. That is why these forums are so good for me.
Thank you Julie.
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marrlo
Posted 2009-09-08 2:32 PM (#57970 - in reply to #57835)
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Lisa - what width elastic did you use for your cut-on facing skirt? I like the process but have always had trouble with the elastic pulling up to the waistline - which is smaller - did I understand correctly that your end result had the top of the waistline just to your waist, but not extending above it?

Maybe my elastic is too tight. Lora
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Lisa - Tech Support
Posted 2009-09-08 2:35 PM (#57971 - in reply to #57970)
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marrlo - 2009-09-08 2:32 PM

Lisa - what width elastic did you use for your cut-on facing skirt? I like the process but have always had trouble with the elastic pulling up to the waistline - which is smaller - did I understand correctly that your end result had the top of the waistline just to your waist, but not extending above it?

Maybe my elastic is too tight. Lora


I used 2" wide but you could easily do it with 1" or 1 1/2". The skirt was cut right at my natural waistline. The elastic does stick up above just a bit but that does not bother me. You definitely don't want the elastic too tight. I measured the length of the facing line I was sewing it to and cut it about 2 inches shorter.
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marrlo
Posted 2009-09-11 10:05 PM (#58031 - in reply to #57835)
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Thanks so much - I was definitely cutting my elastic too short. Will definitely try your method - will you be posting it on the wiki?

Thanks, Lora
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Here_Fishey
Posted 2009-09-12 12:33 AM (#58038 - in reply to #57835)
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I think that I might have a glimmer of an idea for what I need to sew!  I need clothes for a possible job interview, or just running around dropping off resumes.  Of course, I think I might need ideas.  Do people still wear suits to interviews?  Of course, I would also need fabric, unless the LIME GREEN silk, linen looking stuff that my mom gave me would work.  (It is silk, it just looks like a linen fabric to me)  I have been afraid to try and use it for anything, and it is not just the color that is stopping me (though that does have an effect)  I have no idea what this fabric is supposed to be called, but it does look like it would make a really nice skirt/jacket combo. (despite the color)
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julie w
Posted 2009-09-12 2:09 AM (#58039 - in reply to #58038)
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I think I posted a similar question re what to wear to work in another post. I am probably of the old school and like suits but my daughters 12 and 15, say it is too ''matchy matchy." I look forward to others answering your question as I too will be in the same boat next year. I have gone back to studying and am finding out a more up to date way of doing or saying certain things, but not on interview dressing apart from removing piercings and limiting the amount of general jewelery! I would also like to know if you should dress to fit in with the workplace or as some say dress for the job you want.

I love lime green! perhaps you could tone it down with a contrast neutral like a piping or perhaps just with shoes and under top? I personally feel that it isn't the shade of the colour that makes it unwearable but whether it suits you. I think if you want to make it for an interview it would depend on how conservative the company is. I once wore a hot pink tartan check suit to an interview but that was in the eighty's and I was 20 years younger! Like I said I too am looking for advice. I had a raw silk blouse once (RTW) that was very comfortable to wear that may have been the fabric you are describing, it had a kind of slub running through it.
Julie
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Karen - Tech Support
Posted 2009-09-12 7:51 AM (#58042 - in reply to #57835)
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Lisa and I have some ideas on wardrobe planning once Style Match is launched.

To help figure out what to wear for dropping of resumes or an inverview I would go downdown for lunch and see what the business community wears where you live.  I see you live in the mountain west where I have found even business dress a bit more casual.

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rowena___.
Posted 2009-09-12 8:28 AM (#58043 - in reply to #58042)
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i think it depends on the industry too--people in graphic arts tend to be more casual or "artistic" than people in banking.    although in nashville you see bankers in polo shirts so you can't put to fine a line on it.

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Lisa - Tech Support
Posted 2009-09-12 8:34 AM (#58044 - in reply to #58031)
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marrlo - 2009-09-11 10:05 PM

Thanks so much - I was definitely cutting my elastic too short. Will definitely try your method - will you be posting it on the wiki?

Thanks, Lora


Hi Lora,

Yes, I will be putting this on the Wiki. I need to get Paul to take some pics of the skirt I made and then I make the instructions.
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marrlo
Posted 2009-09-12 10:42 AM (#58045 - in reply to #57835)
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Sincee the weather here in Dallas will be getting slightly cooler, my sewing plans call for two pair of slinky pants - one black, of course, with 4 intermatching tops, short and long sleeve, as well as a jacket which I am attempting to copy from an Indygo Junction pattern. And should I survive that, a simple unconstructed jacket from a piece of ultrasuade which has been languishing in my stash for years. Lora
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Lisa - Tech Support
Posted 2009-09-12 10:59 AM (#58046 - in reply to #58045)
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My goal is to start using up all of the fancy parts I have bought over the years. I traveled to Europe and Asia almost 20 years ago and brought back really cool zippers, clasps, buttons, etc. that I want to try and incorporate. I have been reviewing my 20 years of Threads magazines for inspiration.
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Karen Maslowski
Posted 2009-09-13 2:11 PM (#58070 - in reply to #57971)
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Lisa, somewhere in the forum I posted directions (maybe two years ago?) for a waistband treatment that sounds like what you're talking about. I can't find my original post, but did find a post that includes a photo. Is this similar to yours?

http://wildginger.com/forums/forums/thread-view.asp?tid=7479&mid=54...
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Lisa - Tech Support
Posted 2009-09-13 6:08 PM (#58083 - in reply to #58070)
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Hi Karen,

Yes, I think it is the same. It is a bit hard to tell on the black fabric. I don't have a button and button tab but you could. I used an invisible zipper with the top at the foldline for the facing. I also sewed all of the darts so it fits smoothly.

I have added this new waistline option to the October updates.
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Karen Maslowski
Posted 2009-09-13 6:43 PM (#58087 - in reply to #58083)
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That's great; it's a really nice option for those of us who want the comfort of an elastic waist but the smoothness of darts. When my pants are on my body, you can't tell they have any elastic, and I really like them. Enough to have purchased a couple pair, and then incorporate the same method in several of my own garments, pants and skirts. It's definitely a keeper.
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kattie1jw
Posted 2009-09-13 8:25 PM (#58098 - in reply to #57835)
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Just now catching up with everyones post. I had a son get married in early August. My husband, myself and 2 of our grandchildren got sick a few days before the wedding. DH and granddaughters are doing fine but I keep getting sick with the same thing over and over. So it has put me way behind on what I things I want and need to do.

So for my list
I am working on a knit top block, one that I can change sleeves, necklines and lenghts on. The next top I make from my current pattern I will scale. The first top the knit fabric was a big "stiff' not much ease, so it is wearable but not comfortable, needs a little more ease. The second top I just made is from a black knit that has more stretch so it is a bit to wide all over. I took it in so it will be wearable.

What I have learned from this is too try different knits with different stretch factors and save notes and a piece fo the fabric stapled to the style sheet with my notes. I haven't had a lot of pratice working with knits but the past 3 months have been interesting. I also learned to back up, back up and back up. I usually back up once every other month but when I started on my knit top block I was backing up every few days. Well being sick I didn't get it done and then had problems with my computer and lots my files. Thankfully I had worked on the previous block so many times I had it pretty much down in my head. So now I back up and save fabric and notes. Lesson learned.

Earlier this summer I worked on my pant sloper and I am quite happy with that. But when I tried on the final sloper I realized my knit tops were not laying right. I gained and then lost weight so I really needed to redo some key measurements and get my slopes laying right.

When everyone first talked about doing this I took a little time to clean my sewing room, cleaned out some physical files for a fresh start and started seriously working on a purse I had promised my oldest granddaughter. Part of the fabric in the purse is fabric I used in a flounce skirt for her. I will try to get a pic of the purse and her skirt this next week-end.

So for my list
knit tops for pants
knit tops for dressier skirts
pants for fall and winter
skirts 2 slinky
skirts 2 from heavier knit
fall jackets 1 or 2 sweatshirt jackets, I plan on making my own sweatshirts then doing some embellishing on them
a raggy jacket http://www.sewthankful.com/RaggyJacketPattern.html again I will make my own jacket with PMB

Also need to make a couple of purses just for fun and because I need some.

I also desperately need some nightgowns.

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JoAnndjob
Posted 2009-09-13 9:02 PM (#58099 - in reply to #58098)
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If you're interested, I'll post the settings I use for my sweatshirt jackets. I've revised the pattern several times over the years. When you make your own, you can give it some shape and not have such dropped shoulders.
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Lisa - Tech Support
Posted 2009-09-13 9:43 PM (#58100 - in reply to #58099)
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JoAnndjob - 2009-09-13 9:02 PM

If you're interested, I'll post the settings I use for my sweatshirt jackets. I've revised the pattern several times over the years. When you make your own, you can give it some shape and not have such dropped shoulders.


Hi,

I would love to see this. I bought a great piece of heavy heather gray sweatshirt fabric I am dying to sew.
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kattie1jw
Posted 2009-09-13 10:03 PM (#58101 - in reply to #58099)
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I would love to see it. Jackets are going to be a big need before long here. We have had an unusally cool wet summer and it looks fall is not far behind. I have a lot of sweatshirt jacket ideas and some stash that is seasoned quite nicely.



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JoAnndjob
Posted 2009-09-13 10:36 PM (#58103 - in reply to #58101)
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I don't seem to have any photos of any of my sweatshirt jackets. I'll see if I can get one later, but DH is busy packing for an out of town trip. I'll post my settings and PE modified pattern. This was done last year in 2008 with V3, so the V4 settings might be different.



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JoAnndjob
Posted 2009-09-13 11:07 PM (#58105 - in reply to #58103)
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Ok, I attached the settings, pattern pieces and photo to previous post. The pattern doesn't show the curved end of the neck band since I did it by pencil. I live in these jackets all winter in S. CA they are so comfortable.
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Welmoed
Posted 2009-09-14 8:36 AM (#58114 - in reply to #58105)
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Ooh, I really like that. I love cardigans, but RTW ones are so shapeless. Thanks for posting the settings!

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JoAnndjob
Posted 2009-09-14 9:52 AM (#58116 - in reply to #58103)
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I remembered late last night that the brown jacket was not the last one I made. Here are the V4 settings for my last one.



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