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by hailstop
Thu Jul 05, 2018 11:30 am
Forum: Does this fit right?
Topic: TV442 fitting
Replies: 14
Views: 5023

Re: TV442 fitting

Thank you! :D :D :D
by hailstop
Tue Jul 03, 2018 7:41 am
Forum: Does this fit right?
Topic: TV442 fitting
Replies: 14
Views: 5023

Re: TV442 fitting

The shoulder edges looks like it got stretched out a bit when the piping when on. This is a very common problem as this edge is bias. So you really need to think "shrink" as you work with it. Yes, you can put in a tucker, which is a narrow edging of lace or fabric with a drawstring, that ...
by hailstop
Tue Jul 03, 2018 5:33 am
Forum: Does this fit right?
Topic: TV442 fitting
Replies: 14
Views: 5023

Re: TV442 fitting

So, I posted this to a Facebook group, and a couple of recommendations I've had are: For the neckline, put a tucker up there, which as far as I understand, is just a narrow piece of gathered lace that's basted into the neckline? The bodice may be too long, which would check since the gown that my fr...
by hailstop
Mon Jul 02, 2018 6:43 pm
Forum: Does this fit right?
Topic: TV442 fitting
Replies: 14
Views: 5023

Re: TV442 fitting

It's _THIS_ close to being done! IMG_1621s.jpg There are some fitting issues I'm having though. IMG_1618s.jpg There is a gap at the back, but I am intending to do a privacy panel...just needed to figure out how big of one I needed. Namely the bodice gaps a lot at the lower part of the center back (I...
by hailstop
Thu Jun 14, 2018 1:07 pm
Forum: Dresses, skirts, bodices, everything else.
Topic: Beginners question on TV442
Replies: 35
Views: 6640

Re: Beginners question on TV442

Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh.

I thought the topstich to the bodice along the gathers meant the neckline gathers, not the ones along the middle.

Oops. :oops:

Guess I'll need to take the bones out of the casings first though. That could be ... bad.

:mrgreen:
by hailstop
Thu Jun 14, 2018 11:49 am
Forum: Dresses, skirts, bodices, everything else.
Topic: Beginners question on TV442
Replies: 35
Views: 6640

Re: Beginners question on TV442

ALMOST THERE. I'm doing the berthe, gathered the top to the neckline, sewed it. Then gathered along the line shown on the pattern piece. So I made a bias strip, about 2 inches, folded the sides, and then attached it to the berthe over the gather stitch. Naturally I do this on the wrong side. <sigh> ...
by hailstop
Wed Apr 25, 2018 2:16 pm
Forum: Dresses, skirts, bodices, everything else.
Topic: Beginners question on TV442
Replies: 35
Views: 6640

Re: Beginners question on TV442

Ohhhhhhhhh, I think I get it now. Thanks!
by hailstop
Tue Apr 24, 2018 1:49 pm
Forum: Dresses, skirts, bodices, everything else.
Topic: Beginners question on TV442
Replies: 35
Views: 6640

Re: Beginners question on TV442

If you are not using it with piping, so that it will not be seen, then I would purchase bias tape in a similar color. Or make some out of a different fabric. If you want to using it with piping, then you can make the piping separately with the fashion fabric on the straight, but then use a bias str...
by hailstop
Mon Mar 05, 2018 8:11 pm
Forum: Dresses, skirts, bodices, everything else.
Topic: Beginners question on TV442
Replies: 35
Views: 6640

Re: Beginners question on TV442

Thanks! Also, how critical is it to have the boning the correct length? Is there some leeway? The boning I got for on of the pairs of darts is a smidge too long, but the next longer ones are the same length to fit the side seams. Also, I forgot to get a bone for the center front and although I have ...
by hailstop
Mon Mar 05, 2018 8:09 am
Forum: Dresses, skirts, bodices, everything else.
Topic: Beginners question on TV442
Replies: 35
Views: 6640

Re: Beginners question on TV442

I'm considering not using the lining and finishing the bodice off with bias tape made from the fashion fabric buttttttt....

I don't actually have any of the fabric left. I do have the half-panels from the skirt left over, so I'm wondering if I can make do with bias strips that aren't true bias?
by hailstop
Thu Mar 01, 2018 1:14 pm
Forum: Dresses, skirts, bodices, everything else.
Topic: Beginners question on TV442
Replies: 35
Views: 6640

Re: Beginners question on TV442

Thanks! I haven't actually gotten to doing it yet, and for the darts was starting to wonder if I had to slash them open first...but if one side works okay, that's good. I assume the lining (which I did decide to do, since I am practically out of the fashion fabric, or can't do bias strips anyways) k...
by hailstop
Tue Feb 27, 2018 6:18 am
Forum: Dresses, skirts, bodices, everything else.
Topic: Beginners question on TV442
Replies: 35
Views: 6640

Re: Beginners question on TV442

Disregard, Heather! I think I figured it out. I'd just assumed that you couldn't machine stitch to the seam allowance, but then I read somewhere that basically said to do that, so I thought to myself,

"Wait, that _is_ possible?"

Then I realized how to do it.

:bounce:
by hailstop
Sun Feb 25, 2018 8:14 pm
Forum: Dresses, skirts, bodices, everything else.
Topic: Beginners question on TV442
Replies: 35
Views: 6640

Re: Beginners question on TV442

No worries! New question. I'm onto the boning and I have some tubular bone casing from waaaaaaaay back (go Past Me!). I've done some reading and some looking at YouTube but I'm not entirely sure on how attaching the boning (in the casing) to the seam allowance and darts is supposed to go. It looks l...
by hailstop
Tue Feb 20, 2018 7:18 pm
Forum: Does this fit right?
Topic: TV442 fitting
Replies: 14
Views: 5023

Re: TV442 fitting

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by hailstop
Mon Feb 19, 2018 9:20 pm
Forum: Does this fit right?
Topic: TV442 fitting
Replies: 14
Views: 5023

Re: TV442 fitting

Progress!!! :bounce: Okay, so I did my muslin, adjusted the armholes, and have sewed up the fashion fabric pieces and gave it a test fit (no pics unfortunately). Now, I did mess up the front pieces slightly because I accidentally flatlined the two front pieces the same way. Twice. :bang: So I tried ...
by hailstop
Tue Feb 06, 2018 8:14 pm
Forum: Dresses, skirts, bodices, everything else.
Topic: Beginners question on TV442
Replies: 35
Views: 6640

Re: Beginners question on TV442

Thank you!
by hailstop
Mon Feb 05, 2018 8:04 pm
Forum: Dresses, skirts, bodices, everything else.
Topic: Beginners question on TV442
Replies: 35
Views: 6640

Re: Beginners question on TV442

Hi Heather,

I think you missed my question above (kinda got thread hijacked :lol: ). If one doesn't do a lining for the bodice, how would I go about finishing the top and bottom of it?
by hailstop
Mon Feb 05, 2018 6:34 am
Forum: Dresses, skirts, bodices, everything else.
Topic: Beginners question on TV442
Replies: 35
Views: 6640

Re: Beginners question on TV442

Something I realized while flatlining last night.

If I'm not going to do a lining to allow easier adjustments as I lose weight, how do I finish the top and bottom of the bodice?
by hailstop
Mon Jan 15, 2018 2:47 pm
Forum: Dresses, skirts, bodices, everything else.
Topic: Beginners question on TV442
Replies: 35
Views: 6640

Re: Beginners question on TV442

The armhole was binding when I moved my arms forward (and up but I think that's normal, yes?).

The mockup I did had the same thing and so I cut slits into the front part of the armhole until I could move comfortably.
by hailstop
Sun Jan 14, 2018 6:55 pm
Forum: Dresses, skirts, bodices, everything else.
Topic: Beginners question on TV442
Replies: 35
Views: 6640

Re: Beginners question on TV442

So here's the weird thing. My wife did my measurements, based on the blog entry: Back width 19.75" Back length 19.75" Bust 57" Arm Hole 24" So I have to extrapolate the Back Width to "Q" which iwould be a Back Width of 20". The Adjusted Back would then be extrapola...

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