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Unread 01-15-2013, 12:32 PM   #1
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Question Help with Costume

I have made a crop top for my upcoming (and first) Cosplay but there is an issue. On one side where I have sewn the fabric, it has pulled apart at the base and top of the stitching. Should I add a zip or something?

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Unread 01-15-2013, 01:14 PM   #2
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It sounds like you didn't backstitch at the beginning and end of your seam. You need to backstitch to prevent the stitches from coming apart.
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Unread 01-15-2013, 03:18 PM   #3
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Thank you! I went back and re-sewed it, now it fits and won't come apart when I take it off.
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If you want extra strenght and are machine-stitching, secure the backstitch with a knot (but be sure that the fabric is sturdy enough)
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Unread 01-15-2013, 05:22 PM   #5
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Also, you said it was a "Crop top" is it a knit? If it's a knit you could also sew a small zigzag stitch in lieu of a straight stitch, sometimes the straight stitches can pop if you pull it on or make it too tight.
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