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From: blackie
Date: 06-13-2005, 05:48 PM (1 of 4)
I was tearing my hair out over my latest project - the Chinese collar dress ( from Ottobre 4/2004. Had a collar, neckline and facing that looked HORRIBLE right after I put the facing in and I felt I was out of my league to fix it. I took it to Nancy, a local seamsress. I had planned to just leave the damn thing at her place and pay whatever it cost for her to fix it, but she said I could do it. She instructed me on how to clip and where to clip and how to understitch and other ways to anchor the facing. I guess I just thought it looked bad and underestimated how much the clipping etc. made it all better... anyway spent about 5 minutes on it at home and it's looking VASTLY improved.

It is so nice to have a seamstress help you when you are out of your league! She spent 20 minutes with me free of charge... I think I am going to get her a little gift certificate for a coffee shop or something (ideas, anyone?).
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Member since: 03-31-2004
Total posts: 594
From: plrlegal
Date: 06-13-2005, 08:11 PM (2 of 4)
If she's a coffee drinker Blackie, a gift package of gourmet coffee would be a wonderful idea.

User: plrlegal
Member since: 05-19-2001
Total posts: 318
From: paroper
Date: 06-13-2005, 10:03 PM (3 of 4)
or..homemade cake, cookies or bread.

Bernina 200e, Artista V5 Designer Plus, Explorations, Magic Box, Bernina 2000DE & 335 Bernette Serger, Bernina 1530 Sewing Machine, Bernina 1300 DC Overlock (with coverstitch)
User: paroper
Member since: 02-03-2004
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From: MaryW
Date: 06-14-2005, 08:12 AM (4 of 4)
Yeah, something home made. Yummy fudge or cookies that look like buttons. LOL.
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Member since: 06-23-2005
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