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From: DorothyL
Date: 06-06-2006, 07:18 AM (1 of 6)
First it's too small. Then it's to large. Meanwhile a deadline looms!
User: DorothyL
Member since: 12-09-2002
Total posts: 3883
From: bren
Date: 06-06-2006, 07:33 AM (2 of 6)
What's to big or to small...all I can say is take a breather and have a coffee ... :bolt:
Don't let anyone ...Live Rent Free In Your Head
User: bren
Member since: 11-30-2002
Total posts: 489
From: DorothyL
Date: 06-06-2006, 10:34 AM (3 of 6)
Bren --
The skirt my daughter wants to get married in.
It's not really bad. I just have to pinch it in at either side at the waste and let it taper back out to the hips.
But what a pain. Five gathered tiers. That's a lot of gathering!
User: DorothyL
Member since: 12-09-2002
Total posts: 3883
From: paroper
Date: 06-06-2006, 11:47 AM (4 of 6)
Tell her that you've made a decision! She should elope!

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
Total posts: 3775
From: Magot
Date: 06-06-2006, 12:35 PM (5 of 6)
I think she tried that one.....
remember the remedy for the top? :wink:
love and kisses, Jan
Cells a Speciality
DNA to order.
User: Magot
Member since: 12-22-2002
Total posts: 3626
From: Orc40k
Date: 06-06-2006, 12:44 PM (6 of 6)
Dorothy, is that a broomstick skirt you're working on? Those 5 tiered gathered layers sound awfully familiar. I'm trying to finish one like that for my own wedding and I think it will never get done on time. If it is broomstick, just shorten the elastic at the waist and let the fullness take care of itself. If it's gathered to a waistband can you just tighten the gathers on the top tier and let the rest of them fall where they will?
User: Orc40k
Member since: 06-29-2005
Total posts: 47
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