June 2018

Fashion Sewing Club
June 2018

Simplicity 8333-ITY Knit panel print
1. LOVE this print- colors are in my color palette!
2. Single layer cut pieces to create flattering print design for both elongation
and value contrast.
2. Omitted bias tape in front openings and opted to coverstitch instead.
3. Shaped side seams and center back crotch for more flattering fit.

Burda 6968-Rayon
1. My initial plan was to make palazzo pants, but decided to scrap it and make a tank top instead.
2. Halter tie can be interchanged with jewelry for an alternative look
3. Used elastic thread in bottom to shirr waistline. Had to move up placement lines by 5 inches for more flattering look
a. Chalked in first stitching line.
b. Hand-wound elastic around bobbin.
c. Used regular thread on top.
d. Increased stitch length to 4
e. Sewed each row ¼ inch apart ( max ½ inch for ideal gathering)
f. Used shot of steam after sewing to get further shrink elastic thread. This gave it a nice uniform, gathered look.

Pamela’s Patterns Magic Pencil skirt
Cotton stretch woven

1. Sewed per pattern
2. 5 inches shorter

Debbie’s Garments:

Wrap Tee with Peplum- Burda 6443, View A, Jersey Knit
A fun and easy tee. I should have removed 3/8 inch between bust and shoulder to eliminate on front, back and sleeve to eliminate gaping. Sort of solved that problem with steam a seam for a quick fix!

Cropped Pants with Split Hem Tie- Burda 7058, Stretch Woven
I really like this pattern and enjoy changing up the leg detail.
For the ties, cut two strips of fabric 1 and 1/2 inches wide by the width of pant hem plus 8-10 inches for the ties.
Attach ties into the split hem construction.

Blouse with Pleated Sleeve- New Look 6434, View D, Linen
Pleated the sleeves rather than go with the ruffles. Quick and easy make.

Skirt With Asymmetrical Front Panel-McCalls 6654/Simplicity 1163, Ponte Knit
Shortened waistband width to 2 and 1/2 inches. Drawing makes waistband out to be contoured but it is a rectangle.
Kristin’s Garments

Embroidered Lace Overdress
McCall’s 7080
Embroidered tulle

1. Followed pattern omitting back neck opening and fold on lower bodice
2. Used different colors of thread depending on what would be behind tulle-skin or dark underdress.
3. Neck and armhole bindings omitted to “disappear” at edges.
Red Tank Dress
Vogue 1288
Red ponte

1. Omitted bodice flounce and zipper.
2. Bound arm and neck edges with folded knit strips.
3. Raised back neckline 3 1/2”.
4. Put vertical darts at back waist.

Remake of RTW Embroidered Tulle
Skin tone silk

1. Removed sleeves and lower tier of skirt.
2. Finished edges with silk binding.

Knit Sheath Dress/Skirt
Silhouette Patterns #4218
Brown ponte

1. Serged together but too many alterations. Cut off at waist and finished as skirt.
2. Topstitching serged seams worked best on coverstitch machine. Clipped hem before topstitching so there were fewer layers when stitching hem.
Linen and Lace Top
Burda 6429
Floral linen and tulle remnants

1. Omitted back zip.
2. Basted stitching line on sleeve head.
3. Only took 3/8” seam allowance on neck edge.
4. Is there a way to enclose sleeve seam in facings??
July Fashion Sewing Club
Tuesday, July 10, 10:30 and 6:30, at Treadle
Thursday, July 12, 10:30 SR Harris/Burnsville
Saturday, July 14, 10:30 at Treadle