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    Hi RL1 - so sorry I totally missed this. Things were a bit chaotic here last week. I'll look at your #s this morning and get back to you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Red1leader View Post

    I think my numbers will be a lot better, hip measurements come up to 49 1/2".

    Plus 1/2"

    So now:
    Waist: 44 1/2"
    Hip: 50"

    Splits Front / Rear:
    Waist: 23 1/4" / 21 1/4
    Hip: 25" / 25"

    Does this sound right?

    It has worked out as

    25 pleats
    7/8" at the Waist
    1" at the Hips
    8 5/16" fell

    By the way if you look at my avatar I am pleating to the thin silver line to the right of the wide red, and the wide red is my centre apron line.
    This sounds like it will work fine! Keep us posted on your progress.
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    Thanks Barb, no problem life gets in the way sometimes

    Managed to finish the pleats after ripping out a few times, looks ok and the lines are close.

    IMG_20200526_164134 (2).jpg

    I assume that the stitching will mould into the wool better after pressing.

    IMG_20200526_164148 (2).jpg

    Out of interest, why do we use the beeswax on the thread?

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    Looks great!

    Here's a great thread with info on waxing thread: http://www.xmarksthescot.com/forum/f...-thread-73205/
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    Quote Originally Posted by Barb T View Post
    Looks great!

    Here's a great thread with info on waxing thread: http://www.xmarksthescot.com/forum/f...-thread-73205/
    WOW it is amazing what you can learn here

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    That is totally true. People here are so generous with their knowledge and experience!!
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