However, if you find you need to stabilize the knit, you could use a fusible interfacing on the inside of the blouse, though this will add bulk. They do make “wash away” stabilizers. I’ve never used it myself, so I can’t speak to its effectiveness.

I would suggest using “Wonder Under” on the back of the applique, which basically turns the applique into an “iron-on”. This allows you to fuse the applique to the blouse, which should keep everything stabilized while you stitch. ]]>

So let’s say each item takes 1/2 an hour.

$20 x 0.5 = $10 each.

Then I usually double check that with the total number of items to see what kind of total we’re talking. In this case, 400 items would be $4000. If the total number seems too high or too low, make an adjustment to your hourly wage until you think it’s a number that’s as close to reasonable for both you and the client. One thing to consider is that you will likely be much faster at making the last 3500 than the first 500. So you could go a little lower on the price per item, knowing that you’ll be knocking them out faster as you progress.

]]>To create a skirt that is comprised of 3 half circles, you’re essentially making a one-and-one-half circle skirt. We need the fraction version of that, so 1.5 written in fraction form is 3/2.

To figure out the circumference you want, you’ll need the “reciprocal”, which is really just the fraction flipped upside-down. In this case, it’s 2/3.

Multiply your waist measurement by the reciprocal (2/3). That is the circumference you should use to create a template, exactly the same way you would for a normal circle skirt. And you’ll need THREE half circles. Or SIX quarter circles. Remember to add seam allowances.

So here’s a “real math” example using 32 as my waist measurement.

32 x 2/3 = 21.3″

21.3″ is my “new” circumference.

Mgeorge ]]>

How do I stabilize the knit with out making it appear stiffif I use disable interfacing on the ” inside of the blouse?

Thank You. Mgeorge. ]]>

-brown sparrow ]]>

Also, and I promise this will be my last question, I saw your tutorial for a double circle skirt and this made me want to add more flow to my maxi skirt. Originally, I had planned to use two pieces of fabrics, cut out two semi circles, and then attach them at the raw edges, creating my circle skirt. But now, I want to add half a circles worth of more fabric, so how do I calculate the waist cut out? Do I just divide my waist measurement by 4.5 instead of 4?

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