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An Ottobre question - and another question!

Post by Resse » Sat Mar 31, 2012 5:44 pm

What does the term 'understitch' seam allowances mean?
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Re: An Ottobre question

Post by drlauren » Sat Mar 31, 2012 5:55 pm

I'm pretty sure It's something often done around collars to make them sit right, so the fabric that's in the seam allowance gets stitched to the main body of the garment with another row of stitching, usually just a few mm from the actual seam, if that makes sense
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Re: An Ottobre question

Post by Dunners » Sat Mar 31, 2012 6:14 pm

From the times I've understitched, I've had 2 layers - outer fabric & lining fabric. I stitched the seam allowance to the lining fabric. This stops the lining from rolling out, and encourages it to sit flatter.
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Post by Resse » Sat Mar 31, 2012 7:49 pm

OK - cool. Thank you ladies.

Is it a bit like when you do some top stitching, and you fold the seam down (or up), and stitch it along with the top stitching (bit hard to explain sorry).

I think I am going to read my instructions again - and see if I can work it out. :)
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Re: An Ottobre question

Post by Resse » Mon Apr 02, 2012 5:17 pm

And another query - I am suddenly unsure of it!
When the pattern has dash marks to show a hem etc..., does that mean that is where you do the actual fold of the material? OR does it mean when you fold the material, the edge of the material should meet the dashed line?
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Re: An Ottobre question - and another question!

Post by Claire » Mon Apr 02, 2012 5:53 pm

the line of dashes is the fold line :D

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Re: An Ottobre question - and another question!

Post by Resse » Mon Apr 02, 2012 6:01 pm

Thank you - I thought that may be the case. Just needed to make sure :D
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