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  • Michele Milunas
    Hi Lill, Thank you for your advice. I d like to wash the item in case a light stain should get on it from my iron and so I know it ll fit properly. Michele ...
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      Hi Lill,

      Thank you for your advice. I'd like to wash the item in case a light stain should get on it from my iron and so I know it'll fit properly.

      Michele
      ----- Original Message -----
      From: Coyote Woman
      To: TheCostumersManifesto@yahoogroups.com
      Sent: Wednesday, June 30, 2004 3:49 PM
      Subject: RE: [TheCostumersManifesto] WWII Ribbons


      If the seamstress presses and starches the dress when she's done sewing it,
      it will not look used. By prewashing the fabric she was trying (I assume)
      to avoid uneven shrinkage when the dress is laundered.

      Lill



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      From: Michele Milunas [mailto:drkfrau@...]
      Sent: Wednesday, June 30, 2004 5:45 AM
      To: TheCostumersManifesto@yahoogroups.com
      Subject: Re: [TheCostumersManifesto] WWII Ribbons


      Thank you, everyone, who replied to my post about these ribbons. I finally
      did, after some slight folding, get them on the tunic. I did exactly what
      you advised and they look pretty good to me. I hope that my client likes
      them as well. To secure them, I used a thread color that matched the sides
      of the one ribbon and did a running or backstitch along the edges. My friend
      who sewed on his own ribbons told me that it keeps the wearer from
      "catching" the ribbons on a thin tree branch. The bottoms I just used a
      tacking stitch.

      Ana and Maggie, I appreciate your help with this. Now, it's on to sewing
      replacement buttons on another tunic. LOL

      Oh, another question.....a seamstress who made one of my Red Cross dresses
      laundered the fabric before she sewed it. Is this a good idea? My Mom,
      who's been sewing for years, said that I shouldn't do that because it will
      make the item look used. Is this true?

      Michele
      ----- Original Message -----
      From: Ruth & Ana
      To: TheCostumersManifesto@yahoogroups.com
      Sent: Tuesday, June 22, 2004 12:00 PM
      Subject: Re: [TheCostumersManifesto] WWII Ribbons



      Dear Michele,

      Knowing the guys I used to serve with, you just crush the ribbon and
      thread it through. But seriously, if you want it to be neat, make a
      tiny pleat at each edge of the ribbon, pleating the edge under the
      ribbon. That way, the ribbon will fold out to full width below the
      buttonhole and look neat. You may want to hand stitch the pleats in
      place and then stitch the whole thing into the buttonhole.

      Ana

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      >Message: 6
      > Date: Mon, 21 Jun 2004 16:05:24 -0400
      > From: "Michele Milunas" <drkfrau@...>
      >Subject: Sewing On Award Ribbons
      >
      >Hi Everyone,
      >
      >I am in the midst of sewing on some WWII German Army award ribbons to a
      tunic. The Iron Cross Second Class Ribbon is the same width as the
      buttonhole that it gets sewn through, no problem. But the Eastern Front
      Ribbon is wider than the buttonhole and I don't want it to look puckered or
      sloppy, as the tunic is very well made and looks good.
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      >How can I sew the ribbon into the buttonhole so it looks neat?
      >
      >Michele
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