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snipped-for-privacy@actcom.co.il wrote:

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I always let garments hang 2 or 3 days before final hemming.  Garments
cut on the straight grain sag a fair amount but bias cut items end up
really crooked and I refuse to guarantee fit without the hanging period.


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On 9/6/08 11:29 AM, in article pdywk.33894$ snipped-for-privacy@newsfe07.iad,

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Also, like me.  I remember once while teaching a co-worker to sew, her first
'big' project was a gorgeous bias skirt.  She finished it Saturday and
decided to wear it Sunday.  She was almost crying, when she called to tell
me it would not hang correctly, no matter how much she pressed it.
We took out the hem, washed it, then allowed it to hang a few days before
hemming again, which helped some.  She finally gave it away and bought the
same fabric and made another one.  Hanging a couple days before hemming it
made a world of difference between the two of them.
Emily


Re: when flowers fon`t have sides


Emily Bengston wrote:
<snip>> Also, like me.  I remember once while teaching a
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The full circle skirt DGD and I just finished was allowed to
hang for a week before we marked the hem.  DGD wondered why
it was necessary.  Then we measured for the hem allowance,
and she could clearly see how much wider the area to be
trimmed was in the bias sections, and she came to
understand.  The bias trimming was almost a full inch wider
than the sections on the straight.  And this was in firmly
woven cotton.

Beverly



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Emily Bengston wrote:

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Aww, shoot.  I feel her pain.  To put so much effort into a project and
be tripped up by something so predictable at the end is a crying shame.
  I'm glad you were able to help her succeed at the end.


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