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From: MTjumpnJX
Date: 06-19-2007, 08:39 PM (1 of 3)
Yep, my favorite blouse bit the dust. In the mid 90's (man that seems like ages ago) it started out as a simple shirtdress with a drop waist & when the skirt got a black stain on it, it became a blouse I want to cut it up & use it for a pattern to make more because I lost the pattern in another life time. It is cotton poly. :nervous: Well now you know what a clothes horse I am, I hate to go clothes shopping.

I knew if I asked :bluesmile here someone would have some experience in this department.

Should I iron it & starch it or use some iron on interfacing or something else???

Threadbare in MT
User: MTjumpnJX
Member since: 05-17-2007
Total posts: 29
From: plrlegal
Date: 06-19-2007, 08:46 PM (2 of 3)
If you want to keep it as a pattern, I would either (1) iron some heaving interfacing to each piece or draw it off on good tracing paper.

User: plrlegal
Member since: 05-19-2001
Total posts: 318
From: AndreaSews
Date: 06-20-2007, 08:45 PM (3 of 3)
I'm all for turning a favorite garment into a pattern. If it's still holding up alright, then you can open out the seams, press, and then fuse interfacing on. I like to trace the garment without pulling it apart, so I trace to paper, then draw in seam allowances, then cut it out and use that on an old sheet or other scrap. Then I can use that to test in case I missed a curve in my tracing. Have fun, and let us know how your favorite shirt gets re-made!
User: AndreaSews
Member since: 02-18-2005
Total posts: 1007
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