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From: chardjones
Date: 03-14-2005, 11:43 AM (1 of 3)
I am new to the forum although I have been visiting for a couple of months. First off I'de like to say thanks for all of the information I've received, it's helped me tremendously. I have my own Interior Decorating business and I usually do the sewing for my clients.

My problem is I have a client that needs 11 152" panels. He choose a Satin Taffeta. He wanted them lined with tabs. I've just finished 2 panels and I hung them to see how they look. The seams are not hanging straight. I measured and pressed 3 inches on both sides, but they are not even going all the way down, did my fabric stretch? I pressed the with steam. How Do I fix it. They also don't hang with any kind of pleating or drape well. I recommended to the client that we take the lining and tabs off and use clip rings, I used 6 3" tabs spaced out 7 inches apart. Should I try using more tabs and just make them smaller? I don't want to go on until I know exactly what I am doing, I don't have a lot of time to work on them so planning is important.

Thanks for your help.
User: chardjones
Member since: 03-14-2005
Total posts: 2
From: mommydionne
Date: 03-24-2005, 05:14 PM (2 of 3)
Did you use a walking foot for the side seams? your presser foot may be "easing" the sides of your fabric and causing it to gather slightly, the longer the panel the more obvious this is, just a thought
User: mommydionne
Member since: 01-08-2004
Total posts: 838
From: SummersEchos
Date: 03-24-2005, 10:26 PM (3 of 3)
What kind of lining are you using? Is it attached and sewn as one piece, or does the lining hang free in the back and only attched at the top?

User: SummersEchos
Member since: 09-29-2004
Total posts: 884
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