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Grumble Free Gathers On Slinky Jersey

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Category Sewing
Type Clothing
Sizing Women
Style Casual
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What materials did you use? Stretch printed Jersey

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What are you most proud of? Ruching on the side and the overall fit

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? Use the elastic technique for ruching

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Awesome - they look great! Woot!

07/12/2014 Flag

Your dress looks great! A jersey print? I have a pattern that has this type of design to it. Would you rate this technique as beginner, experienced, or difficult?

09/17/2014 Flag

Aw Thank you! I would rate myself as a beginner who likes to challenge herself. But there would have been tears and shredded fabric if I'd tried to gather this slinky jersey manually... so Katrina's little trick and helpful tips were a godsend! It was originally neater and very regularly spaced, but I had to take the seams in another 1/2 inch so the gathers were caught in a bit unevenly... but I'm still very happy with the result!

09/21/2014 Flag

What pattern did you use?

03/12/2015 Flag

WOW!! Those gathers look awesome! GREAT JOB!

03/18/2015 Flag