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Beach holidays are around the corner and I made myself a red bikini! - As férias estão à porta e fiz um bikini vermelho!

EN Summary: I tried yet another sewing expertise area and made myself a red bikini for the beach holidays. In this article I won't get into much specifics about the construction of this particular bikini but instead I'm sharing a couple of video tutorials (they were recorded in Spanish but I believe the procedures are perfectly understandable even if you don't understand the language). Keep reading the full article. --- PT Sumário: Tentei mais uma área no domínio da costura e fiz um bikini vermelho para as férias. Neste artigo não vou entrar no detalhe da construção deste bikini em particular, pois em vez disso tenho para partilhar dois passo-a-passo em video (gravados em espanhol) que explicam exatamente como se faz. Continuem a ler o artigo completo!

As costuras depois de lavadas – Seams after being washed

A Marita perguntou qual seria o comportamento destas costuras depois de lavar. O que a preocupa é se as costuras se mantêm abertas e se não vai haver problema depois ao passá-las a ferro. Para verificar o que acontece nesta situação (uma vez que eu própria desconheço o comportamento destas costuras depois de lavadas), molhei o tecido, escorri-o e enxuguei-o com uma toalha e depois sequei-o com o ferro. As fotos ilustram a sequência do processo:
Marita wanted to know if I was going to tack these seams; she worries they might not stay flat after washing. She also wonders how these seams will behave when pressed after washing. Since I was left wondering the same, I decided to make a test right away; I washed my swatch and rinsed it gently with a towel; then I used the iron to press it and dry it completely. Next pictures are a sequence illustrating the procedure:

Depois deste teste fico mais descansada!
Now I can rest my mind!


toya said…
wow, another great post, I'm happy you found the right seam
what a great idea to test it! You are GOOD! Better than good and I enjoy reading about your process!
marita said…
OK,OK, you convinced me, LOL!!!!thank you:-) oh, btw do you know the fiber content, or is it a mystery, have you made burn test?
I can be persistent, HUH??? sorry, DD want's this too and we're still hunting for the fabric:-(
Tany said…
Marita: It's Ok, lol, I'm as persistent as you are!! And I'm glad to help too! I asked for the fiber content when I bought the fashion fabric (sometimes I forget to ask but not this time), it's a 65% polyester 35% rayon blend. It shines a little and its natural wrinkles don't disapear when pressing. If you chose another type of fabric you may not have to underline it and use this seam method. I'm only doing this to prevent see-through and also because I don't like to see the ivory seam inside if I did a regular hong kong finish. Just listen to your fabric!

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