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I simply typed in “plaid” and browsed the inventory. Many “brick and mortar” stores have online sites, so even if you could never afford to shop in them, you can browse their inventory for ideas. —LoriB 42 discoVer discontinued patterns 252 a custom storyboard. I put together a storyboard of the patterns and garments I plan to sew. I can see at a glance what will go with what. The board is taped to the wall in my sewing room where I can see it. I can’t draw so I copied the line drawing for each garment from the pattern company Web site and then put them into a Word document (you can use many different programs to work with the images).
I secure each bunch with a twist tie. —MelissaB in WA 248 Several yards of loose stretch lace or smaller elastic can make a bit of a mess. After I find a free end, I put the rest into a plastic bag—zipper top or twist-tie types both work. Leave the free end sticking out of the bag so you can find it. Don’t pack too much lace in a bag as this will keep it from feeding out easily. —Kathy in NM Deepika adds: See Chapter 4 for tips on using clear elastic. indd 36 (Text) (Ray) 4/30/10 10:04:58 AM 4/30/10 10:18:32 AM Job:04-18599 Title:CPI-Pattern Review:1000 clever sewing shortcuts&Tips #175 (P) Dtp:216 Page:36 s&Tips age:36 M a s t e r C l a s s w i t h Sa r a h V e b l e n Secrets for Sewing Knits Whether it’s a T-shirt or a ball gown, if Sarah Veblen makes it, the sewing will be flawless.
2. To join the flounce sections (the side seams), use a conventional machine so the seam allowances can be pressed open in order to control bulk. Sew the sections of each tier together before attaching to the garment or hemming. 4. To sew on the flounces, I chose a 2-step zigzag stitch, which secured the seam allowance well, and has built-in stretch, preventing popped or broken stitches during wear. But a cover stitch could also be used. 5. To prep the flounce for hemming, stay stitch across the side-seam allowances at the lower edge.