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Pattern for tartan/plaid

Tamnymore

Re: Pattern for tartan/plaid
« Reply #15 on: November 27, 2017, 22:34:59 PM »
Both are fantastic, Brenda. Great pattern matching!  :D
'One should either be a work of art, or wear a work of art.' Oscar Wilde

Bodgeitandscarper

Re: Pattern for tartan/plaid
« Reply #16 on: November 28, 2017, 07:30:06 AM »
Wow, they are super, love the dress, wish I could wear something with a waist!

UttaRetch

Re: Pattern for tartan/plaid
« Reply #17 on: November 28, 2017, 08:04:28 AM »
The dress looks super, Brenda.  Hope you can get a better photo.
What goes around comes around.

b15erk

Re: Pattern for tartan/plaid
« Reply #18 on: November 28, 2017, 08:48:55 AM »
I like both, and love the way you have used the plaid.  A pair of lovely winter garments.

Jessie
Jessie, who is very happy to be here!!  :),  but who has far too many sewing machines to be healthy, and a fabric stash which is becoming embarrassing.

Vegegrow

Re: Pattern for tartan/plaid
« Reply #19 on: November 28, 2017, 08:56:15 AM »
both look great Brenda .. fab colours
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Ellabella

Re: Pattern for tartan/plaid
« Reply #20 on: November 28, 2017, 09:58:39 AM »
Two beautiful garments, particularly like the way you've used the plaid on the dress.
Desperately trying to alliterate in North Yorkshire

SkoutSews

Re: Pattern for tartan/plaid
« Reply #21 on: November 28, 2017, 09:59:43 AM »
Respect for accuracy of pattern matching!  Both garments are a success and the fabric will work well for Christmas too.  You did very well to get a long-sleeved shirt and dress with a full skirt out of 3 metres, with pattern matching. 

BrendaP

Re: Pattern for tartan/plaid
« Reply #22 on: November 28, 2017, 21:58:00 PM »
Thank you for all the nice comments.

The 3m ordered actually measured 3.95m and the pattern matching wasn't very wasteful.  I had problems with the cuffs of the dress though, they are cut so that the outside edges are on-grain and with an underarm seam.  The plaid pattern at first glance looks balanced/symetrical, but it's not and that's how I managed to mess up the first time I cut them, trying to match what couldn't be matched!
Brenda.  My machines are: Caroline a Singer 201K-3 born 1940, Thirza a Featherweight 221K born 1949, Azilia a Singer 201K born 1957 and Vera, a Husqvarna 350 SewEasy about 20 years old. Also Bernina 1150 overlocker and Elna 444 Coverstitcher.
http://paternoster.orpheusweb.co.uk/