P489 ORACLE 489 Mon12 Oct C4 1740:12  1/5 #     by Ann Ladbury  PROFESSIONAL FINISH There are lots of things that contribute to a good finish and help to eliminate a home-made look. It's no good trying to learn them all at once but this is one of my favourites: PATCH POCKETS If the fabric is patterned, printed or jacquard design the pockets must be cut out so that the design matches. This applies to flaps and welts too and to the pipings of piped or jetted buttonholes. The method is the same and is described on the following pages. more follows > Home File Index 480 What's New 481 TWINKLE TOES! CHIROPODY AT HOME 493 Your Money Time Off Holidays Adverts
P489 ORACLE 489 Mon12 Oct C4 1751:18  2/5 #     by Ann Ladbury  PROFESSIONAL FINISH Cutting Out Cut out the garment fronts and mark pocket positions. It is a good idea to join the side seams and have at least one fitting so that pocket positions can be altered if necessary. Remember that you need to lay the garment fronts flat to make the pockets, so don't stitch the shoulders yet. And don't cut out the pockets. Lay out the fronts side by side and right side up. Using spare pieces of fabric of a suitable size arrange them on top, right side up, matching the design precisely. more > Home File Index 480 What's New 481 Your Money Time Off Holidays Adverts
P489 ORACLE 489 Mon12 Oct C4 1750:01  3/5 #     by Ann Ladbury  PROFESSIONAL FINISH Cutting Out (continued): Place the pocket pattern on top, matching it to the position marked on the garment. Pin pattern to fabric and cut round but cut through spare fabric only - not garment! Interfacing: Actually, I nearly always interface patch pockets, and welts, of course, so I cut them in a suitable weight of iron-on Vilene and cut out round those on the fabric instead of the pattern. In effect, you have a pattern for each pocket. I press the Vilene to the wrong side of the pocket pieces and proceed. more > Home File Index 480 What's New 481 Your Money Time Off Holidays Adverts
P489 ORACLE 489 Mon12 Oct C4 1751:00  4/5 #     by Ann Ladbury  PROFESSIONAL FINISH If the pockets are to be lined, and again I often do so for a nice crisp, flat finish; stitch fabric and lining together, snip edges and turn right side out. Roll and tack edges - lick your fingers for a firm grip! Press. Attaching: Place pockets on right side of garment, matching the design. Pin at corners and then tack all round. Finish by machiof, sewing along three sides and making triangles at top corners. Or sew by hand. I prefer this. Slip stitch just under the pocket edge, making bar tacks at top corners. They'll look as if they've been glued on. Place face down on a towel and press underside. > Home File Index 480 What's New 481 Your Money Time Off Holidays Adverts
P489 ORACLE 489 Mon12 Oct C4 1751:10  5/5 #     by Ann Ladbury  YOUR LETTERS If you have a sewing query or a tip you would like to pass on to other ORACLE readers, please do write to me. I'd be delighted to hear from you. The address is: Ann Ladbury, ORACLE Sewing, Craven House, 25-32 Marshall Street, London W1V 1LL MORE SEWING ON MONDAY >>> Home File Index 480 What's New 481 Your Money Time Off Holidays Adverts
P489 ORACLE 489 Mon12 Oct C4 1706:06  /**%'$    !.!  (,,,,,,,, by Ann Ladbury  PROFESSIONAL FINISH Thdre are lots of things that contribute to a good finish and help to eli-—Fate a home l de look. It's no but this hs one of my favourites: PATCH POCKETS If the fabric is patterned, printed or jacq5ard design the pockets ltst be cut out so thap the design matches. This applies to flaps avd welts too an tg phe pipings of piped or jettdd buttonholes. The method @s the same and is described on the following pages. more follow1 > Home File Index 480 What's New 481 TWINKLE TOES! CHI@OPODY AT H LE 493 Your Money Time Off Holidays Adverts
P489 ORACLE 489 Mon12 Oct C4 1701:47 $+ !/**%/$     ,' $/*%+.!  by Ann Ladbury  PROFESSIONAL FINISH Cutting Out Cut out the c pment fronts and mark pocket positions. It is a good idea to join the side seams and have at least one fitting so that pocket positions can be altered if necessary& Remember that you need to lay the garment fronts flat to make thd pockets, so don't stitch the shoulders yet. And don't cut out the pockets —x out the fronts 3——e by side and right side up. Using spare pieces of fabric of a suitable size arrange them on top, rig t side up, matching the design precisely. more > Home File Index 480 What's New 481 Your Money hme Off Holidays Adverts