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    General Pattern FAQ
     
    • Should I add seam allowance?
      No.  There is 5/8” seam allowance included.
    • I am usually a size 8 when I buy clothes in a department store.  Should I cut an 8?
      No. Retail sizes are bigger than sewing sizes.  Measure yourself with a tape.
    • I have measured myself and your pattern says I should cut a 12.  I have never been a 12 in my life.  I buy clothing in a size 8.
      Cut the 12 in a muslin and check the fit.
    • The cut edges don’t line up.  What is wrong?
      The cut edges don’t always line up, but the sewing lines 5/8” away from the cut edge will.
    • There are so many lines.  How can I keep from being confused?
      Putting all the sizes in the same envelope allows the pattern to be used by the maximum number of people.  If you are confused by the lines get a red pencil. Trace your size ahead of time so it is very obvious when it comes time to cut. Or, cut your size out of the pattern ahead of time – before you pin the pattern to the fabric.
    • There are so many pieces that look similar.  How can I keep from sewing them together wrong?
      Before you unpin the pattern from the fabric, mark an X on the wrong side of each piece of fabric.  Also, all the notches are above the waist, so your notches will tell you where the top of the pattern piece is.  For good measure, you might want to mark “top” on each pattern piece as well.  When you are finished with your corset put a bow or some other way of marking the top front.  This will prevent you from putting the corset on upside down.
    • I want to use the pattern again but the tissue is so flimsy.  What can I do?
      Get some spray adhesive and some non woven interfacing.  Stick the pattern to the interfacing.  This will give the pattern pieces a longer life.
    • I have never sewn anything before.  Will I be able to make this pattern?
      The patterns are not designed to teach someone how to sew.  You will need basic sewing skills to make these garments.
    • Are your measurements modern or Victorian?
      They are the standard measurements used today by the large American pattern companies.
    • Why Should I make a muslin? What fabric should I make it from?
    • You should make a muslin because it will show you how your finished garment will fit, and give you a chance to make any alterations or adjustments before cutting into your fashion fabric.   You can make a muslin from any scrap fabric, most people prefer solid colored fabrics for a muslin (If you use a busy print it could distract you from the lines of the pattern).
    Specific Pattern FAQ
     

    101:

    • Is the bustle in pattern 102 meant to be worn underneath this skirt?

    No

    • Where are the pattern pieces for the bodice that goes with this skirt?

    This pattern does not come with a bodice, but Laughing Moon 103 was designed to be worn with this skirt.

    102:

    • Is the bustle in this pattern meant to be worn under the skirt in pattern 101?

    No

    103:

    • Is the bustle in this pattern meant to be worn under the skirt in pattern 101?

    No

    109:

    •  Can I learn tailoring from this pattern?

              You will learn some techniques from this pattern. However, if you would like to become a tailor you would benefit              more from a tailoring class than from any specific pattern that incorporates tailoring techniques.

    111:

    • I heard that the skirt for this pattern runs very short – is this true?
    No, there is not a pattern piece for the skirt, but rather a template.  The length of the skirt is going to depend on how tall you are, how long a skirt you want and how deep a hem you would like.  If you somehow skipped the directions and made a skirt from the template, then I would not be surprised if you ended up with a very short skirt.
    • Do I have to make the skirt longer in the front than in the back?

               No – that’s up to personal preference, if you want you can make it the same length all the way around

    112:

    • How do I connect my steel hoops?  Clear vinyl tubing found in the plumbing section of home improvement stores works as 1/2” wide hoop steel connectors.  Use the size ˝” outside diameter and 3/8” inside diameter and cut it in 1 ˝” sections.
    • Please note the following information about View C:  The notches are missing from the front edge of Piece 10 Side Back View C.  Sorry for the inconvenience!  Also View C bustle has a length of 33 inches, but after boning, it measures between 1 and 2 inches shorter.  If you wish to lengthen it, do so at the “Lengthen/Shorten” line.  If, after making it, you wish to lengthen it, remove the boning and split it at this line.  Add a strip of fabric the width you wish to lengthen it plus 2.5 inches for seam allowance.  To shorten it take a tuck at the “Lengthen/Shorten” line.  The length of the bustle is personal preference but 6 inches or so off the floor with your shoes on is suggested.  The stays in the bustle are meant to rest on the bum and against the calves of your legs.  Do not move the bottom stay to the front of the bustle.  If you do that there is nothing to prevent your skirt and train from pushing the bottom hoops down at the back and swaying the front forward.  You can add one to the front but don’t omit the back stay.

    114:

    •  I heard that the skirt for this pattern runs very short – is this true?

               No, there is not a pattern piece for the skirt, but rather a template.  The length of the skirt is going to depend on how                tall you are, how long a skirt you want and how deep a hem you would like.  If you somehow skipped the directions and             made a skirt from the template, then I would not be surprised if you ended up with a very short skirt.

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