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Broken Glass

Kim Schaefer C&T Publishing ePub
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Take It Up: Shorten a Pencil Skirt

Suzannah Hamlin Stanley Stash Books ePub

Take It Up

Shorten a Pencil Skirt

Professional alterations may involve hemming techniques that are beyond the basics techniques used most often in this book. Tailors are extremely skilled with fine details and draping. But with a little patience and precision, we can replicate some of their techniques at home. This hemming project involves some basic tailoring, and it is very useful for those of us who need to hem dressier clothing for the office or an evening out. Just think of the money you’ll save by mastering just a few skills!

You Will Need:

•Too-long, unlined or partially lined skirt (or pants) in suit-weight wool or fine cotton (Use this technique for the outer skirt fabric and refer to Hemming, Method 1 for guidance to hem the detached lining.)

•Fabric pen or chalk

•Standard sewing supplies

•Blind hem foot (recommended)

Get It Done

Refer to Removing Stitches, Method 1 for guidance.

1. Try on the skirt and place pins to mark the desired length.

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Chapter 7 Search Techniques & Methods

Julian Evan Hart M-Y Books ePub

Eearly all types of modern metal detectors are ergonomically designed for balance and comfort in order to minimise arm strain. How you use your machine is therefore down to whichever technique you feel most comfortable with. Some people swing their detectors in a wide sweeping arc, while others simply sweep from side to side in straight lines as they move forward. But, whatever style you adopt, the most important thing to remember is that you must keep the search coil as close to the ground as possible at all times. Never swing the detector as if it were a pendulum, as this will limit the detectors depth-seeking capability to the centre point where the search coil comes closest to the ground only, rather than across the whole sweep of the arc.

It is also important that you sweep the search coil slowly; going too fast will dramatically reduce your find-rate.

Search Techniques

If you are searching a field for the first time and want to assess it as a potentially good or poor site, or have only a limited amount of time available due to seeding about to take place, it might be a good idea to adopt an explorative search technique.

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Refashion: Dress-into-Peplum-Top Makeover

Suzannah Hamlin Stanley Stash Books ePub


Dress-into-Peplum-Top Makeover

Take a knit minidress that you never wear and transform it into a fitted peplum top. This project is a great way to salvage a dress that’s a little too short, like the gray dress featured on the cover! This is a true refashion. You’ll end up with a comfy peplum top or tee with custom waist and peplum lengths.

You Will Need:

•Straight (no waist seam) dress or tunic (or tee and extra fabric)

•Lingerie elastic or other lightweight elastic

•Fabric pen or chalk

•Standard sewing supplies

Get It Done

Refer to Removing Stitches for guidance.

1. Try on the dress and find where it hits your natural waist (or wherever you want the peplum to begin). Place pins on either side to mark the desired position.

2. Make sure both sides match and mark the waistline of the new top, using a quilting ruler and fabric pen. Cut ½˝ (13mm) below the marked line.

3. Try on the tunic bottom or dress skirt you just cut off. Hold it up around your waistline, and decide where you want the hemline to fall. Place a pin at this point on both sides. Lay the skirt flat, make sure both sides match, and cut ½˝ (13mm) above the desired waistline.

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Kim Schaefer C&T Publishing ePub

Quilted by Diane Minkley of Patched Works, Inc.

finished block size: 11″ × 14″ | finished wall quilt: 59½″ × 60½″

Concentric rectangles are the focal point of this quilt, which was made with brown and blue batiks with backgrounds of soft warm grays and off-whites. The quilt has a casual yet elegant feeling.

•  1½ yards total assorted white batiks for pieced backgrounds

•  1¼ yards total assorted gray batiks for pieced background and pieced blocks

•  1¼ yards total assorted brown batiks for pieced blocks

•  1 yard total assorted blue batiks for pieced blocks

•  3¾ yards for backing and binding

•  64″ × 65″ batting

Cut from assorted white batiks for pieced backgrounds:

•  16 rectangles 4½″ × 6½″

•  16 rectangles 3½″ × 4½″

•  10 rectangles 3½″ × 7½″

•  10 rectangles 3½″ × 14½″

Cut from assorted gray batiks for pieced backgrounds:

•  23 rectangles 3½″ × 6½″

•  8 squares 3½″ × 3½″

Cut from assorted gray batiks for pieced blocks:

•  12 rectangles 1½″ × 4½″

•  12 rectangles 1½″ × 6½″

•  12 rectangles 1½″ × 5½″

Cut from assorted brown batiks for pieced blocks:

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