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Series 2 DVD - Serious Construction
Between The Seams
Create the professional design look of in-seam buttonholes and pockets. Make them professionally as Shirley demonstrates this technique plus selecting the silk tweed fabric for jacket lower right. Pattern layout, cutting, pressing, construction. Silk? It is not just a luxury fabric. It is a lifetime fabric returning your investment many times over. sleeve plackets
Hang In There
Learn new techniques for proper fitting of skirts starting from the waist down. Fix high hip, protruding tummy or rear. Convert culottes or pants to skirt. Silk Tweed Jacket
Waisting Away
Forget the StairMaster, shape your waist the easy way. Make a comfortable waistband shaped, straight, partial or full elasticized.
Tie One On
Make a jewel neckline convertible by creating ties, scarves that can be removed or be permanent.
Soft Touch
Turn napkins or family heirloom linens into decorator pillows; round or square. Make a quick Christmas stocking from quilted fabric.
Velvets and Velour
Storage, pattern choice, pressing, interfacing, facing, cutting out of pattern, treatment of raw edges, sew seams, buttonholes, pockets and zippers.
Setting In Sleeves
Make your sleeves professional; standard smooth cap, gathered and dropped shoulder flat cap sleeves. Choose fabrics that suit this process. sleeve caps
Sleeve Heads
When to create and how to insert perfect shoulder pads and sleeve headings.
Sheer Pleasure
Handle sheer fabrics: preparation and cutting methods, pattern choice and appropriate notions. Seam finishes, interfacing, underlining and hemming techniques.
Under It All
Choose the best interfacing for your project. Your choices depend on the weight of the fabric, the hang or drape you desire, what the garment is. A jacket would require a different interface than a dress. Interfacing, facing, interlining, underlining or relining for professional results are discussed.
Lining A Coat
Lining a coat is a relatively easy operation and makes your jacket look and feel so much more luxurious. It covers up the ugly inner construction and makes it easy to slide on and off. Program 10 cut out the lining, now let's assemble and insert it.
Block Party
Create sophisticated color block with remnants too precious to throw away. Make a T-shirt, jacket, vest. How large the seams for the fabric and use.
Look at this simple method for creating fabric for your next project.
color blocking
Stretch It Out
Georgeous hot pink faux leather jacket and slacks. Handle elastic in wrist and waist bands, epaulets at shoulder, bands made from moderate stretch fabrics and using metallic knit tricot. Watch Shirley install an elastic band in Ultra Leather