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Re: Hemming problem


On Thu, 17 Jul 2008 22:43:08 -0700, BEI Design wrote:
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    OK, I can deal with the shoes, but I don't understand what goes
inside the skirt/pants. Perhaps it's been redesigned? I clicked on the
instruction sheet from the like you sent me, and don't what you mean -
but then again, it's just a basic line drawing. Would you take a look,
please (it's an Adobe PDF file) and let me know? Thanks.

http://www.prymdritz.net/brands/dritz/products/dr699_ip.pdf
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        Serge

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Oops!   I was basing my comments on the chalk-marker *I
own*, which has a two-foot long round pole on a weighted
base, with a moveable hinged arm for the chalk dispenser.
The top of the pole goes inside the garment, the hinged arm
then swings in to contact the fabric and deliver the chalk.

This one is very different.  It may work very well for
marking pants.   I googled for "chalk hem marker" and linked
one of the results without really looking at the
illustration, sorry.

Beverly



Re: Hemming problem


On Fri, 18 Jul 2008 13:24:13 -0700, BEI Design wrote:

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    No problem, I appreciate the tip. I'll pick it up as soon as JoAnne
gets its stock of them replenished.
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Sparafucile wrote:
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Be sure you wait until you have a 40% off coupon.  ;-)

Beverly



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Ah, the chalk-squirter thingie.  My aunt had an earlier incarnation... it
made sort of round blobs and you played "find the centroid".  If they've
fixed the spray pattern, that might well work for pants, though I hope
you've got a long inseam if you want to mark your inseams with that.  
Or else you could saw the top off, I guess, if you don't like thrills.

The one Beverly probably has was a sort of yardstick on a stand thing like
that one, but ISTR only 24" or so tall.  You stood with the yardstick up
your skirt and a little metal clamp with a string that was attached to the
yardstick could be pulled down against your skirt, so you could slip a pin
in to mark the spot.   I think someone gave me one of those once -- it
was fairly useless for pants because of the inseam issues, and too short
to do me any good with the skirts of that era unless I balanced it on
a paint can or something.  String was easier.

Kay



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Kay Lancaster wrote:
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Actually, I have one of each, and my favorite by far for
making a hem accurately is the one which uses pins.  It's
exactly like this:
http://cgi.ebay.com/Pin-It-Skirt-HEM-MARKER-Dress-Vintage-Made-in-USA_W0QQitemZ350080364622QQcmdZViewItem
right down to the red pink cushion. It was my mother's  My
DH was very proficient in marking hems for me, but it's
definitely a two-person job

I purchased the first generation chalk marker out of
desperation for when no one was around to help.

Beverly



Re: Hemming problem


On Sat, 19 Jul 2008 17:14:16 -0700, BEI Design wrote:

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    I have a photo of this in use in one of my Ebay used books, the 1997
SINGER PHOTO GUIDE TO SEWING, and it is definitely a two-person
operation. I'll stick to that chalk marker one, I think.
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