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61842Re: [LR_Cos] Easing Question.

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  • Sarah Strong
    Mar 24 5:16 AM
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      if it's a normal 5/8" seeam allowance, put the basting stitches about 3/8" to 1/2" from the raw edge. It can help to also put another row about 3/4" or so, and that way the seam line is in between the basting lines. If it's a small amount of ease, use shorter basting stitches so there won't be visible puckers.
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      From: Daniel Sanders <daniel.marcus.sanders@...>
      Subject: [LR_Cos] Easing Question.
      Date: Mon, 24 Mar 2014 07:31:15 -0400

      I posted to both groups since this isn't a LOTR specific question, but will help me in sewing designs from LOTR/The Hobbit and other things.

      I recently bought a professional tailors form that will need a slight alteration. What I'm having to do is mount cotton stuffed chest pieces onto it to make the chest a little bigger.
      I have the chest piece and a flat piece. The chest piece will be eased in to the flat piece, so that when I stuff the finished "pocket" it will have a more pec like appearance. I want not puckers or bubbles in the seam, but I can't remember one thing:
      When gathering ease, I know you do it into the seam allowance and not directly on the line of sewing, but how much? I have half an inch of seam allowance on the pieces, so how far away from the marked line do I need to baste and gather?

      Sarah Strong
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