stripes and no instruction pockets

Remind me to stay away from stripes, I can’t match them and they irritate me. don’t get me wrong I like stripes as long as I don’t have to work out how to make them look right on the front of, say a skirt. exhibit one

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to be honest now I’ve looked at it again, I think that the problem might not be my pattern matching so much as my stitching accuracy.

I cut out this pattern earlier in the week just before I discovered it had no instructions for how to put the pocked together, how hard can it be I asked my self you have a front skirt, pocket facing and a back.

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so started with attaching the pocket facing to the skirt front.

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then snipping clipping and overstitching

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at which point I was in a bit of a quandary not realising that the pocket was supposed to gape slightly, (if I had realised this I definitely would not have gone for stripes) that was when I understood what these makes were for…

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they were the pocket opening marks

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you can just see one marked in yellow in the photo. once this was pinned in place it was quite easy to stitch round the pocket.

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You would have got this post last week but the photos wouldn’t play the game

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Posted on 01/11/2014, in vintage dress making and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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