(Closed) Seam Allowance Question

posted 6 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2013

if the width of total ironed out seam allowance is 1.5″, that means that there’s 0.75″ seam allowance from each of the two pieces of fabric stitched together.

 

For a side seam, which will come under some strain during wear, I personally think that 0.5″ is the minimum acceptable seam allowance on each piece of fabric- that means you could let the dress out by 0.25″ on each of the two pieces of fabric. In other words, you could let it out 0.5″ on each side seam, or 1″ over all on the dress.

 

but of course it also depends on the fabric – if it’s chiffon or some other very light, easily frayed material it need smore seam allowance than taffeta or a similar densely woven fabric.

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

If it measures 1.5″ on *each* side, you can reasonably let out an inch of that from each side of the seam, so two whole inches total.

Post # 5
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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2013

yes, do you mean 1.5″ on each side of the stitched seam, or 1.5″ on each side of the dress? if that’s each side of the actual seam, then you can get an 1″ out of each piece, 2″ from each seam and hence 4″ from the dress.

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

In that case Spangles’ 1″ all over is correct.

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