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The curse of the curl

My new year’s resolution has already gone to pot. I was supposed to be sewing more…  I started January by working on 2 new jersey dresses, I hit a wall with both and put them away and avoid looking at my machine for the past 3 weeks!

But this rainy Sunday has got them out the cupboard. The stretchy fabric in this project is proving difficult to work with… I should have checked out the curl before I cut out all of my pattern.  This is what happened to my sleeves!

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I thought if I tried overlocking and stitching the edge down it might look better. But no luck. This isn’t the look I was going for.

Luckily I have (just) enough spare fabric to place the pattern piece on the other direction on the fabric and cut out the sleeves again.

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Looking slightly better but how I’m going to control he curl on the hem, I don’t know – any suggestions?

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