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Like to re-create a ready made top - 4/28/2017 10:28:53 PM   
JR


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I would like to re-create this top but I would like it longer and no zipper. How can I determine the size of the scallops so they would be even around the arms and bottom?? I think we have a stitch on the machine that makes scallops. Also, how would you make the facing around the armeyes?? PS: I am digesting the Talbot's catalog!! Not good!!

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RE: Like to re-create a ready made top - 4/28/2017 10:31:42 PM   
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If the picture is too small here is the catalog number!!

www.talbots.com
item# A 39787

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RE: Like to re-create a ready made top - 4/29/2017 8:00:23 AM   
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So cute! I know I've seen a "ruler" of sorts that helps you determine even spacing of scallops.

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RE: Like to re-create a ready made top - 4/29/2017 10:39:00 AM   
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How about a scallops ruler or template like this? http://www.nancysnotions.com/product/scallops+ruler.do

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RE: Like to re-create a ready made top - 4/29/2017 12:35:39 PM   
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Sorry, I can't help.
I tried to use my largest machine scallop to do the ends of a cloth diaper ( for burpcloths).
I practice on 6 layers of fleece and it turned out cute.
I think went to the real thing, and well, I have a less than fancy new dust cloth.

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RE: Like to re-create a ready made top - 4/29/2017 1:01:07 PM   
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It is a cute top! Please let us know what your solution is!

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RE: Like to re-create a ready made top - 4/29/2017 3:18:07 PM   
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It looks to me the hem is made with a facing applied and then the bottom edge is finished with the scallop stitch on the machine. There might not be any finish on the armhole other than just using the machine scallop.

I was experimenting recently on a piece of fabric and found that after using the scallop stitch, I needed to trim away the fabric in a few places. You could also program the scalloped edge in the hoop.

Is there a Talbots retail store close by that you could snoop? There are 3 near me and tho I don't shop there, I can always LOOK!

Many years ago, when they were only a local company, it was a "rite of spring" to go to their annual warehous sale, but they have been bought-out a couple of times since then.

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RE: Like to re-create a ready made top - 4/29/2017 3:39:00 PM   
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I know what you mean about that Talbot's catalog....dangerous lol!

Are you sure you want facing around the armholes? If you do scallops, I don't know
how one would incorporate the two. I'd probably leave the facing out. The only other
idea I have is to face the armhole with a bias strip, as to finish, and then add the scallops
to go over....included in that same seam.

I've no clue how to determine where those scallops will end up, but knowing me I wouldn't
worry too much about it. If you stitch the scallops (they're fairly small) first on the hemline,
then stitch up the side seams you could fudge a half inch or so (to pick a place to line them
up) and no one would be the wiser. An inch more or less wouldn't make that much difference,
especially if you leave it a little loose at the bottom.

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RE: Like to re-create a ready made top - 4/29/2017 3:41:01 PM   
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Oh. I just had an idea. You could hand pick a narrow bias facing in the armhole, after
your scallops are done on the sleeve, but set the bias (for facing/stabilization) back from
the edge so it doesn't show between the dips in the scallops.

And do you have a pattern for it? I love this style and find the more simple, classic
designs are the hardest ones to come by.

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RE: Like to re-create a ready made top - 4/29/2017 4:11:45 PM   
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Pinterest is a dangerous place too...

http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/14530/3-neat-edge-finishes-for-the-sleeveless-styles-of-summerU

http://leafytreetopspot.blogspot.com/2012/03/technique-tuesday-scallop-edge.html

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=973EDHKqiUo

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RE: Like to re-create a ready made top - 4/29/2017 8:33:42 PM   
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I did order the top. Very curious on how they made it!! Sure it will go back!!

JR
PS: My closest Talbot's is probably 2 hours away!!

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RE: Like to re-create a ready made top - 4/29/2017 10:30:14 PM   
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So many ideas...I think your machine should have the feature that allows you to adjust the spacing of the decorative stitches so you end up with a full scallop at your end point. If you are doing the scallops by just marking and stitching with a straight stitch, you can calculate the size by taking a piece of calculator paper sized to fit your hem. Fold it evenly until it is the size of a single scallop. Draw the scallop, trim the outer part of the paper away, and test the fit. Hope this makes sense. When you're sure it is the right size, make a template (or just a partial...a few scallops worth) and cut it out of freezer paper. Iron the freezer paper template onto the hem area, and stitch right next to the freezer paper. This part is Susan Stewart's method...remove the freezer paper, and then move to the next section. It should fuse fine several times. You can also buy scallop rulers...I have a couple. If using I would lay them out and see what the alignment looks like...if you have a centre back seam I would sew the side seams, align the centre of a scallop at the centre front, work from the front to each side seam and then to the back...unless the back scallops were really going to be compromised size wise you could probably go with that...however, my preference would probably be to go with the calculator paper method. Keep us posted!

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RE: Like to re-create a ready made top - 4/30/2017 12:20:18 AM   
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This top is lined. Are you going to line yours?

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RE: Like to re-create a ready made top - 4/30/2017 4:22:10 PM   
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These are such useful ideas, I've been planning in my mind a scalloped pillowcase and these lessons are what I need to get it just right. Thank you!

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RE: Like to re-create a ready made top - 5/6/2017 10:18:39 AM   
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That is quite a slim top for sure you will find that invisible zip handy otherwise I just cant see how you will get in and out of it - if you make it loose enough to be a popover I don't think that you will be happy with the way it fits.
It is eyelet so you might want to double the fabric - the calculator tape works but so does the ruler... I think I got mine from Nancy's Notions

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RE: Like to re-create a ready made top - 5/6/2017 4:31:32 PM   
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I have 4 pictures of the top first is the sleeveless area!!

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RE: Like to re-create a ready made top - 5/6/2017 4:35:27 PM   
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Bottom hem has facing!!




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RE: Like to re-create a ready made top - 5/6/2017 4:39:50 PM   
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Right side of the top!! Half scallop!!




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RE: Like to re-create a ready made top - 5/6/2017 4:43:02 PM   
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Hidden zipper on left side!!




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RE: Like to re-create a ready made top - 5/6/2017 4:52:39 PM   
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The top did fit which surprised me. Thinking I would like a looser top if I am here by myself. Zipper is on left side of garment and my hands don't work very well. Arthur has taken over big time!!
Now to find a pattern and fabric.
Talbot's is having a great sale.

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