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  • Elizabeth Phillips
    Nov 18 2:53 PM
      By the way, it looks like the underpart of the sleeve is attached just above the elbow, where the oversleeve flares, so that will help with some of the weight on the sleeve.

      From: Elizabeth Phillips <lilibetp@...>
      To: "F-Costume@yahoogroups.com" <F-Costume@yahoogroups.com>
      Sent: Sunday, November 18, 2012 5:48 PM
      Subject: Re: [F-Costume] Pattern Mod help

      I think in this case, you'll have to NOT ignore the interfacing and boning.  It really isn't all that difficult to use boning, and fusible interfacing can help keep the velvet from curling.  Besides which, boning on a heavy dress helps to distibute the weight and make it more comfortable.

      From: Hazel Daniel <hazel.daniel@...>
      To: F-Costume@yahoogroups.com
      Sent: Sunday, November 18, 2012 5:33 PM
      Subject: [F-Costume] Pattern Mod help

      Hello again!

      I've been tasked with making a gown from the BBC show Merlin, specifically this one -----> http://media.sfx.co.uk/files/2012/10/merlin-arthurs-bane-part-1-overnights.jpg

      I've chosen this pattern for it---> http://images.patternreview.com/sewing/patterns/vogue/2788/2788.jpg

      Basically I need help with the sleeves. I know adding the undersleeve and the oversleeve will add a heap of weight onto the shoulder strap, and my previous experience has told me that such things pull the dress down.

      I did look at a different pattern with a closer neckline, but it required boning which is something I've never tried before. If I tried it I would most likely just use the seam allowance to hold it in place.

      Guessing that it'll need reinforcing somehow, but how I don't know. I've always ignored the need for interfacings in patterns (I know, slap me right now)

      Also, if anyone has tips on how to stop stretch
      velvet fabric from curling where it's been cut I would be most grateful.


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