After establishing what needs to be altered on my toiles I deconstructed them ready to add the extra pieces on the seams.
Thankfully the seams had only been tacked in so they came out really easy. I only machine stitch the seams once I’m happy with the fit.
As I don’t know how much extra I need to increase the seams by I over estimated the amount required – in this case two inches – so I know I won’t forget the seam allowance. Once bitten, twice shy....
Normally when you stitch two bits of fabric together it’s rights sides together etc. Not this time. I need to be able to transfer the measurements from the toile directly to the paper pattern so I laid the add-on bits under the main pieces then zigzag stitch them in place.
It’s not pretty to look at, what with all the raggy bits, but as it's a test garment, it doesn't matter.
The next step will be to pin the toiles onto ‘Gertie’ my tailor’s dummy so I can fit the seams.
Have a great week.
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