Monday, April 25, 2011

✂-Designers Tip of the Week-Cute Little Detail

Scalloped Tucks-

Mark and crease for a straight tuck.

On the line of the stitching, mark the position for the scalloped tucks at even distances.
Sew the tuck with small running stitches to the first dot.  Take an overhand stitch at the dot and pull the thread tightly.

Continue across in this manner.

Source- McCall's Sewing Book, circa 1963.

I happen to be fond cute little details on garments and when I found this book at an indoor flea market a couple of weeks ago, I fell in love with the section on stitch details!  I love the idea of using these cute scalloped tucks down the front of a blouse or at the hem of a skirt, just a small subtle detail on a garment can make it all the more precious and unique.

Hope everyone one has a GREAT week!

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