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Re: advise on Mindy pattern

Kimberly, Thank you so much for the reply to my request about the Mindy pattern. I am ready to start, now that I can put a seam in the back. This just seems like the best thing to have done in the first place. I agree that CC patterns are hard to follow. I have been smocking for 7 years and am alway...
by grana
January 18th, 2008, 8:26 am
 
Forum: On Topic Talk
Topic: advise on Mindy pattern
Replies: 13
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advise on Mindy pattern

I am making the Mindy pattern. I have read the instructions several times . Do you really have to follow thoses instructions or does someone have an easier way? To leave one sleeve seam opens scares me to death. Also to cut the gathering threads at the center back and to not smock three pleats, seem...
by grana
January 17th, 2008, 7:40 am
 
Forum: On Topic Talk
Topic: advise on Mindy pattern
Replies: 13
Views: 1199

Thanks to all of you for your wonderful suggestions. I used wonder-under to adhere a small piece of the fabric and it is hardly noticable. Happy Holidays to all. Mine is now happier because of your suggestions.
Grana
by grana
December 21st, 2006, 8:20 am
 
Forum: Oops - Dang It!
Topic: dress with scissor cut
Replies: 4
Views: 5877

The cut is about 2 inches below the last row of smocking about 1 inch off center right in the front. It is a v shape about 3/4 inch long. All I can think to do is try a small zig zag stitch and hope that it doens't show too much in the folds. The fabric is a tourquoise polka dot on blue that fades i...
by grana
December 19th, 2006, 1:54 pm
 
Forum: Oops - Dang It!
Topic: dress with scissor cut
Replies: 4
Views: 5877

dress with scissor cut

I had finished a smocked bishop except for the hem. I put it in a bag with scissors to take to work on in the car. The scissors cut the dress right in the very front. What is the best way to fix the v shaped cut? I had to make a whole new dress because it was a sold one. I'll fix the cut one for my ...
by grana
December 18th, 2006, 1:26 pm
 
Forum: Oops - Dang It!
Topic: dress with scissor cut
Replies: 4
Views: 5877

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