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Would somebody be so kind as to explain what "understitching" is?  I am
using an easy pattern to make a little girl's sun dress and the definition
they give for understitch is as follows:

UNDERSTITCH:  Open out facing or underside of garment; stitch to seam
allowance close to seam.

I have read this sentence about 20 times yet I'm still not processing.  I am
at a step where I have just sewn the bodice lining to the bodice.  Then it
says "understitch lining as far as possible"  Forgive my ignorance, but can
somebody clarify this for me?  In case it wasn't obvious, I'm a beginner
when it comes to making clothing.

Thanks!



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Peggy wrote:
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I recommend you get or borrow a copy of "Readers Digest
Complete Guide to Sewing", but in the meantime this
illustration is pretty good:
http://www.taunton.com/threads/pages/nmt037_05.asp

In that picture, the facing and seam allowance are to the
right, and the stitching line is very close to the seam
allowance on the *facing* side.

Beverly, headed to the shower after sitting in the sun for 9
hours today (garage sale)



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Thank you!

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Olwyn Mary wrote:
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When I line to the edge, as I do for the velvet dance vests,
I still understitch as far along each edge as possible.  It
keeps the lining rolled nicely to the inside.  YMMV

Beverly



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Dear Peggy,

Understitching is done to assure that the facing does not roll out
after it is pressed to the inside.  First, you should trim the seam
allowance to about 1/4 inch, and then clip the seam allowance so that
it doesn't pucker.  To understitch, first press the seam allowance
towards the facing.  Then zigzag or straight stitch through all layers
of the facing and seam allowances, but not through the garment.  Then
give the facing a press, rolling it to the inside of the dress so that
no part of it shows from the outside.  I always tack the facings to
the shoulder seam as well.

Teri

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Everybody here is so helpful!  Thank you very much.  I wanted to say that I
went out and got the Reader's Digest Complete Guide to Sewing and it is
wonderful!  Great illustrations and simple explanations.  I hope I will
complete many projects in the future.

Peggy

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Peggy wrote:
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We hope so too. In any case we are here, willing to help and willing to
listen to what you have
  to offer.

Juno

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Peggy
This advisory board is open 24 hours a day ,,,, there is always
somebody awake at some part of the world !!!!

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Very true.  In fact one of the reasons why I particularly like this list is
that it has a true international feel to it and all who post here regularly
know that and take notice of it when they post by not assuming that we all
live in the one country.  I've not come across any such other newsgroup yet.



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Hhahahahha sorry that i laugh ,,,, i always am a bit amuzed when
people in other places assumes we all have the same kinds of shops ,
materials etc,,,
As to a nice ng , i find RCTY an extremely nice group.
You also are right about the feeling , that the more international a
ng is the nicer people are!!!!
I am a newcomer to this ng , but surely feel great , to learn from all
of you .
mirjam

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snipped-for-privacy@actcom.co.il wrote:
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We love having people from all sorts of other countries here because it
brings us new information, new ideas, and news about what is happening
in the sewing world in other places.  We have so much more in common
based on our mutual interests than differences due to our different
national cultures.  We learn from each other.  It's all good!
--
Joanne
stitches @ singerlady.reno.nv.us.earth.milky-way.com
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Joane !!
Was Bernard Schopen close to you ?

Speaking  of the Common thread of sewing people ....
i had some nice words written by Bachelard ,,, wait a moment have to
look it up

Here it is , sorry i can`t remember the source ,,,,, but wrote it
down

Any Hand
That works a material
loses
Little by little
It`s greediness ,
it`s agressiveness.

To Gain
Little by little
Fibre after fibre
The muscles of Generosity

Gaston Bachelard

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mirjam


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snipped-for-privacy@actcom.co.il wrote:
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Bernie Schopen is my husband of over 30 years now.  ;-)

That is a lovely quote.  I hope that it is true.
--
Joanne
stitches @ singerlady.reno.nv.us.earth.milky-way.com
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Joanne
How nice , i hope you didn`t mind me asking ? i went to the site and
read it all with great interest, but couldn`t find the connection ,
Thank you so much ..

As to the quote , i hope /think/ wish it is true.
For me sewing /knitting embroidering all textiles and threads were
always my life line.
mirjam

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Of course I don't mind at all!  Sometimes someone follows the link and
reads one of his books.  That is great when that happens, especially if
they like the book.

--
Joanne
stitches @ singerlady.reno.nv.us.earth.milky-way.com
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Pogonip wrote:
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Three of his books are still waiting patiently on my
nightstand...

:-|

Beverly



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BEI Design wrote:
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LOL!  Bless you, anyway!  I have stacks of books all over the house, but
don't always find myself in the mood for what's available, and go off in
search of something else, thus adding to the piles.  I usually have one
or two that I'm reading, unless I find myself unable to go on, and throw
the book against the wall.  Most I donate or trade, but sometimes I get
one so bad I don't want anyone to be subjected to it.  Not my husband's
- his held my attention.  But I'm a harsh critic of fiction.  ;-)
--
Joanne
stitches @ singerlady.reno.nv.us.earth.milky-way.com
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Pogonip wrote:
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It's hard for me to read really dark novels, and that's how
your DH's books seem to me.  I have to be really upbeat and
the day must be sunny,  events which don't always coincide
here.  :-(

I did finally toss the B. Franklin biography I've been
struggling with for months.

Beverly



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BEI Design wrote:

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Not so dark, really.  You've never read Cormac McCarthy, have you?
Don't!!!

I think it may be criminal that anyone would write a dull book about Ben
Franklin.  He was never dull himself, and I think that we would have
liked him a good bit had we known him.  But there are people who are so
dull themselves that anything they write is soporific.
--
Joanne
stitches @ singerlady.reno.nv.us.earth.milky-way.com
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Pogonip wrote:
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No.


Ok,  ;-}

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I think I was unfortunate in my choice of author, I'll look
for another BF bio,

Beverly



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