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ruffeling 120yds of lace

Created in this Craftsy Course

Sew Better, Sew Faster: Garment Industry Secrets taught by Janet Pray

Sew more quickly and efficiently, without sacrificing quality, once you’ve learned Janet Pray's garment industry secret techniques.

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Category Sewing
Type Clothing
Sizing Women, Petite, Plus-sized, Girls
Style Classic, Traditional
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What materials did you use? Flocked crinkle chiffon; ruffled lace; silk satin, coutil, bengaline (rayon/cotton), faux silk brocade, power net (Spandex/nylon), flocked velvet mesh lace, velvet piping, faux duponi silk

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What are you most proud of? The bodices; these used many techniques that I have learned through the Craftsy classes (couture dress, sew better sew faster and others) and costumers intensive classes i took

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? Measure, measure, measure. Do take the time to hand baste; it takes more time up front but you save a lot of time and frustration because you end up not having to rip things out, you get a beautiful fit and the end result is superior to just regular garment "construction".

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This project shows off almost everything I have learned over the past 2 years through Craftsy classes and costumer's intensive classes I took

02/14/2014 Flag

Fabulous! Thank you for sharing.

02/15/2014 Flag

Thanks Janet, I haven't really made the jacket from your class yet (I keep getting distracted with this stuff :-) but am going to make a jacket for my mother) but I have been applying the many techniques (especially the pressing and sewing without pins!). Things I learned from you which were especially useful was giving myself enough room when sewing and ruffeling those 100 plus yards of fabric.

02/18/2014 Flag

Amazing.

03/12/2014 Flag