November 29, 2015

#BLOGLIKECRAZY DAY 29: LINDA'S TIPS...

...first of all, I cannot believe that it's the 29th of the month!  Time has flown, Thanksgiving is already past history - so that means that Christmas will be tomorrow - Right? (lol).

Today I decided to work on another waterfall cardigan since the pattern was already out. 
McCall's 7262
I had already planned on make one for my Darling Daughter using this light weight gray and black stripped sweater knit from Hancock's.
Numerous markings needed to be made (dots and other construction indicators) for the pattern.  I just did not feel like making tailor tacks today (lazzzy, I know), so I decided to use my colorful tiny adhesive dots to mark instead.  I find using them very helpful when marking knits.   
The adhesive dots stick just long enough for me to get the job done, and saves me a WHOLE lot of time with marking.  When I posted the tip on Instagram a commenter added that pieces of masking tape work for marking as well.  After she added masking tape I then though about using painter's tape. All of these are easily removable, won't cause any damage to the fabric at all and speed the marking time up..

Thought I'd post this just in case it would be helpful to someone else.
DO YOU HAVE ANY HANDY MARKING TIPS???

6 comments:

  1. Ohhh I like the stickers. I'm lazy like that all the time but I have never used the dots!

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    1. The really saved me some time this afternoon Michelle. I use them mainly on knits because they are hard to mark with caulk or pens or pencils. I also use them on other fabric that I don't want to chance permanently marking.

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  2. That is a neat idea, especially when you're feeling lazy! I'm old school and trace everything like I was taught back in junior high school. It's just easier for me. Sometimes, depending on the fabric, I will just make an 1/4" clip in the seam line too. I do this mostly on Style Arc patterns because of there markings on the patterns. Can't wait to see your completed coat for your daughter.

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    1. I like good old tracing paper and tracing wheel also Myra. But it just doesn't work for knits so that is why I started using the dots.

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  3. Very clever. will be trying! Thank you for sharing your knowledge!

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  4. I love this tip! Can't wait to see the finished look.

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