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I am a Homemaker and Freight Broker (with my husband) who has a love of needle crafts, sewing, crochet, cross-stitch. I learned to sew in 2007, really love using vintage patterns (1940's, 50's, 60's) & and seeing how I can modernize them with fabric choices and trims). I need 25 hours in a day to get to everything I want to do!

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

More on Simplicity 40's dress

I managed to get the front seam seamed, the arm facings on and skirt to bodice. Still need to add bias tape to enclose the waist seam (I probably did this backwards and should have added this earlier!) I have the neck binding pinned on, but had to press it to stretch it on the neck curves, so I was letting it rest pinned in place. Once I do these, I can try it on comfortably and hem it. I have learned hand basting is very efficient over machine basting for removing stitches if necessary as well as I can control easing a little better. There is one area in the back where a bit pleated instead of easing, but when I topstich the binding into place, I am going to manipulate it a bit to ease it out.

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