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|Between the Seams
|Add in-seam buttonholes and pockets to a pattern when other seams seem inappropriate or you want a unique style.
|Hang In There
|Skirts and pants balance on the body and fit perfectly when you make alterations to allow a perfect hang from the waistline. Curvy figures gain much insight here.
|Some waistbands are more comfortable and more flattering than others. Your perfect waistband depends on your body shape. This program demonstrates how to choose from the many types, how to apply interfaced and elasticized waistbands.
|Tie One On
|Several types of tie collars are added to a jewel neckline. How to design, cut out, and apply appropriate to specific fabrics and desired look. These are all removable to change with fashion trends.
|Pillows are instantly rewarding as you create designer looks without designer prices. Napkins are made into pillows enclosed by zippers or overlaps. Make Christmas stockings from quilted fabrics.
|Velvets and Velours
|Velvets provide versatility to dress up or down, but require special precautions in cutting, construction, pressing. Pile fabrics like velour are just easy to handle knits and terrific for casual or sports clothing.
|Setting in Sleeves
|Set in your sleeves professionally. Learn the methods for a standard smooth cap, a gathered cap, and a dropped shoulder flat cap. XXX
|Sleeve Heads and Shoulder Pads
|Shoulder pads were misused and abused in the 80's. Learn to provide this necessary structural framework to create a symmetrical and professional appearance. Even after the sleeve is perfectly inserted, some character building may be necessary.
|Use thin or transparent fabrics as one layer clothing over a simple top or dress, or stitch several layers together for an elegant evening look. Underline a single layer of sheer fabric to produce garments which are a pleasure to wear.
|Under It All
|Promote a professional end result in your garments by properly utilizing the many types of interfacing, facing, underlining, interlining, and linings. Learn when and where to use each one depending on the project and the fabric.
|Lining A Coat
|A jacket lining covers up construction details not meant to show and provides that professional finish. A lining adds luxury and ease of slipping on and off. How to cut, construct, insert, and finish. Choose which linings work best depending on the fashion fabric and construction style.
|Color blocking is fun, fashionable, and offers a functional solution to updating garments, increasing size, covering mishaps, or a lack of fabric.
|Stretch It Out
|Incorporate stretch at garment's edge by choosing the correct type of elastic or knit ribbing. The six garments shown are all variations of the same pattern with different finishes.