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Chaly

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Since my Necchi Supernova is all cleaned up and running my next work on it was to sew a project.  I always like to sew a complete project on a machine once I get it all going.  In this way I can learn and experience all the machine's idiosyncrasies.

So, I made a skirt - everything was going fine fitting wise but when I finished the side seams the back yoke had too much ease (I think because I didn't stay the bias yoke seams because all the fitting and measuring was fine up to this point).  This is a good reason to make a muslin first - and usually I do for patterns I use the first time.

I didn't want to undo the seams and topstitching and so came up with the idea to do a light shirring on the back yoke piece only - and it solved the issue plus added some embellishment.

I used the vintage shirring foot and my Singer 201 for this work - just normal thread not elastic.  The tension was not set too high since I wanted just a light shirring effect due to the hand of the fabric.  This was my first time using this foot.

All work except the shirring was done on my Necchi Supernova.
back yoke shirring.jpg  03-2018 Burda skirt back.jpg 



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Amatino

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What a clever idea! One to go in the memory bank for the next time I really don't want to pull out a quick-unpick!
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I am doing a tartan skirt but it too is giving me grief. Different problem but I will keep that idea .
I cansew garments on others easier than for myself. I need a friend like you living close by.
I fill out the skirt a lot more than your size.
Great idea and looks like it was planned as design.

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Chaly

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I am doing a tartan skirt but it too is giving me grief. Different problem but I will keep that idea .
I cansew garments on others easier than for myself. I need a friend like you living close by.
I fill out the skirt a lot more than your size.
Great idea and looks like it was planned as design.


I agree - it's a lot easier to fit someone else.  I really need to finish customizing my Wolf dress form so I can use it for fitting.

I see you winter in Florida.  I'm in Osprey so we may be close for part of the year!
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What a clever idea, and nice skirt as a result. I'd probably mess that up 10 ways from Sunday!
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