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Jersey Courtney

snoozi soozi

Jersey Courtney
« on: December 03, 2019, 14:39:15 PM »
Finished this SA Courtney top today using BF discounted jersey fabric. The hem is an utter disgrace, it just does what jersey does  :S

I renew my vow to never sew with this type of fabric again  ><

I love the top though  ;)

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b15erk

Re: Jersey Courtney
« Reply #1 on: December 03, 2019, 14:44:03 PM »
@snoozi soozi , it's lovely!  Love your fabric!

If you aren't happy with the hem, you could do a faux hem - like you've done on the sleeves, this would also give weight to it.

Personally, I just overlock and turn - but no stretching! ;)

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.

snoozi soozi

Re: Jersey Courtney
« Reply #2 on: December 03, 2019, 15:25:59 PM »
@b15erk Thanks Jessie, as it's a curved hem I did what I usually do and ran a line of stitching along the bottom to use as a guide for the hem, but I wonder if this caused it to stretch at all?!

Your idea of adding weight with a band of fabric sounds good, it hadn't occured to me. P'raps on the next one  ;) See how long that vow lasted?  :S

Greybird

Re: Jersey Courtney
« Reply #3 on: December 03, 2019, 16:43:45 PM »
Or perhaps the wonderful Wondertape?

UttaRetch

Re: Jersey Courtney
« Reply #4 on: December 03, 2019, 16:57:12 PM »
I thought this thread was going to be about the latest reality star.  I'll get me coat.  0_0

@snoozi soozi, anyone who notices your 'disgraceful hem' is too damn close.  :)

What goes around comes around.

Ploshkin

Re: Jersey Courtney
« Reply #5 on: December 03, 2019, 18:12:18 PM »
I'll second Wonder tape.  I find it particularly useful with a curved hem as the excess fabric is stuck down and doesn't shift along while you're sewing the hem.
Life's too short for ironing.

snoozi soozi

Re: Jersey Courtney
« Reply #6 on: December 03, 2019, 18:57:01 PM »
I don't know about Wondertape so I'll research that, thanks ladies  :)

Lollipop

Re: Jersey Courtney
« Reply #7 on: December 03, 2019, 19:19:01 PM »
@UttaRetch Me too!! I thought it was the latest Kardashian  :S
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Ohsewsimple

Re: Jersey Courtney
« Reply #8 on: December 03, 2019, 22:04:18 PM »
@snoozi soozi how do you do your hems on jersey?

Ellabella

Re: Jersey Courtney
« Reply #9 on: December 03, 2019, 22:42:25 PM »
I’ve started using a glue stick, shock horror.

At the moment I use a Prym one that does not clog the needle. It’s especially good on knit necklines. Once it’s finished I’m going to try a standard glue stick. A friend uses one on her hems before she coverstitches and says she has had no problems.

Catllar

Re: Jersey Courtney
« Reply #10 on: December 03, 2019, 23:46:19 PM »
Another Wondertape convert here.
If life gives you lemons, add to gin and tonic !

snoozi soozi

Re: Jersey Courtney
« Reply #11 on: December 04, 2019, 08:13:58 AM »
@Ohsewsimple it differs, sometimes I leave things unhemmed if I can get away with just a zigzzagged edge. But, on the few occasions I have sewn a jersey garment, they have had a straight edge and generally look ok. This top, however, has a curved hem, as I stated in my earlier post I ran a line of long stitches along the bottom to use as a guide but it gathered up a bit.

The wondertape will be the way to go for this one methinks  :)

Ohsewsimple

Re: Jersey Courtney
« Reply #12 on: December 04, 2019, 12:10:03 PM »
@snoozi soozi I usually run a line of machine tacking to mark the hemline.  I find it quicker than measuring and I’m lazy.  :[. Then I turn and press with the  iron.  I coverstitch but a triple zig zag works well and keeps the hem quite flat.  But the Wonder tape is a good idea to hold in place.  Great stuff.  I use it on all zips when I put them in.