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Tuesday, November 21, 2006

FO:Miss Marple Tweed skirt and Top

Tweed skirt and Knit top( aka Miss Marple Take 1)
Top Butterick 3391 OOP View E
Skirt Burda 8280View B
Top: Eggplant and Taupe Print Viscose Lycra Knit
Skirt: Eggplant Wool & Silk Tweed
Lining: Acetate & Viscose Twill
Cookie cutter type of sewing.The kind of project that extends and refreshes one's wardrobe
No tweaks , no glitches , no suprises.
Top alteration details

Waistline Options:
Culled from previous BWOF Projects
To avoid bulk at the waist edge for skirts that have no waistband , I attach the lining to the waist edge omitting the facing.
For edge stability I use one of these options
1.Fusible interfacing cut to the shape of facing( pattern for which is present or created) Pink the lower end to prevent show through.

2.Vilene Bias Tape
Non woven grain reinforced tape with a chain stitch 4mm in.
Often quoted in Burda WOF patterns.( Sometimes called fuse and fold ????? by Burda WOF)Excellent for knits as well as speed tailoring for reinforcing the armsyce.
Close up picture

3.Off Grain fusible Tape
8% Off grain fusible woven tape.Another essential item for soft tailoring.
Available in the UK from English Couture and I think in the USA from Louise Cuttings

For my skirt used fusible tricot knit interfacing in wine , cut to the facing pattern.
Lining and fabric interface ironed to the lining side , pressed and understitched with the serpentine or 3 step zigzag stitch.