Pockets to Collar Magic Sewing Tips Vintage

Pockets to Collar Magic Sewing Tips Vintage

Spadea’s Collection of Designer Sewing Tips for this week are.

  • Patch Pockets
  • French Piping
  • Cowl Neck Collar Drape the Weight
  • Top Stitching
  • Moving Armhole Facing

Today we had our first snowfall, the thin blanket of snow was beautiful, and I know there lots more to come.

Here’s the next installment of Spadea’s Vintage Collection of Designer How-To’s and Tips covering a range of topics. I’ve decided that I am going to follow behind several other blogger’s and link to the large books on my Google books page because the PDF’s are huge, and I want to make sure that you can print them if you like.

Let’s start with the topic of Patch Pockets, did you know there is a technique to attach them so the sewing is invisible? check out this little secret.

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Patch Pockets
patch pockets
Sewing Patch Pockets continued
sewing weights
Weighty Problems
weights sewing
Weighty Problems continued

How to Resolve Ravelling

Do you have trouble neatly securing the undersides of bound buttonholes, follow Herbert Sondheim has a solution.

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How to Solve Ravelling Problems

French Piping

I am a stickler for fine finishes and beautiful detail and so was Jo Copeland, so let’s learn how Jo handled the application of piping.

Ravelling Problems | French Piping
Ravelling Problems | French Piping
French Piping cont Page 60
French Piping cont Page 60
French Piping continued | Top-Stitching
French Piping continued | Top-Stitching

Top Stitching with a Twist

Taking a cue from Jacques Tiffeau, you can give a custom look to your tailored clothes with some extra-special top-stitching. All you need is some silk buttonhole twist, a little extra effort and the adept use of your sewing machine.

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Top Stitching continued

A Smart Move

Use these instructions to re-cut your pattern to create similar results.

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Moving Armhole Facings

When your zipper becomes a distraction, Harvey Berin the perfectionist shows you how to go beyond the invisible zipper for a truly couture result.

Zippers the Knack
Zippers the Knack
Zippers the Knack cont
Zippers the Knack cont
Zippers the Knack continued Page 66
Zippers the Knack continued Page 66
Zippers the Knack continued Page 67
Zippers the Knack continued Page 67

Avoid Distress with Gussets

There’s nothing worse than having a garment ruined by strain on the fibers — gussets to the rescue.

Let Irene Gilbert shares her wonderful way with fabrics. If you use hand-woven woolens and fine linens which tend to ravel easily, learn how to give special attention to any area of a garment that must withstand unavoidable strain.

Gussets
Gussets
Gussets cont..
Gussets cont..
Gussets continued
Gussets continued
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The Vintage Gussets cont..

The Best Bound Buttonhole – we’ve heard that before.

You may have experimented with the various ways of making bound buttonholes only to find the results disappointing and the couture look you had so hoped to create already lost by a less than perfect buttonhole.

Vincent Monte Sano prefers the two-piece buttonhole describes below.

Bound Buttonholes
Bound Buttonholes
Bound Buttonholes cont..
Bound Buttonholes cont..
Bound Buttonhole cont
Bound Buttonhole cont

Here’s what I think is the trickiest part of the process–that of finishing the underside or facing under the completed buttonhole.

Finishing Bound Buttonholes
Finishing Bound Buttonholes

Collar Magic

You know if you do not own a tailor’s ham, buy one or make one, it is an indispensable tool in my opinion for this technique to give you stellar results.

Collar Magic | Shaping the Collar to Perfection
Collar Magic | Shaping the Collar to Perfection
Collar Magic | Shaping the Collar to Perfection cont..
Collar Magic | Shaping the Collar to Perfection cont..

Look for the link to download the entire book coming soon.

The entire 218 pages of Spadea’s Collection of Vintage Sewing Techniques can be found here.

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