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After dinner tonight, I finally got around to testing the easy peasy fur wig pattern I found on DOA recently. I made my mockup in felt, so as not to waste precious faux fur. Magic did not occur, so I'm trying to analyze what went wrong. Maybe Mellifer's snarkiness contaminated the proceedings.
I'm thinking I should have either measured exactly [sigh] and/or used some elastic, but I can't for the life of me figure out how to sew elastic without a sewing machine.

Date: Dec. 12th, 2012 06:31 am (UTC)
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The pieces should be pieced side by side, so the edges touch, rather than having it fold out and having seam allowance, doing a whip stitch. On the other hand, if you have the side with the seam allowances on the outside, those extra bits of fabric won't complicate the fitting.

Date: Dec. 13th, 2012 08:28 pm (UTC)
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...aaactualllyyyyy...I'm pretty sure you don't need seam allowances at all--all of the fur wigs I've seen have the edges whip-stitched directly together, with the fuzziness being voluminous enough to hide any imperfections. This would also snug the fit a bit, since the stitching, even though narrow, would create a smidge of a seam allowance-y space. Faux fur and mohair-on-hide don't need their edges finished, usually, either.


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