In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1.1(stitching)costura feminineyour seams aren't straight — llevas las medias torcidas
- They were made of fine gauze and silks and their seams showed no wear.
- To bind a neckline, sew only one sweater shoulder seam before adding the binding.
- Stitch a shoulder seam from the pin to the end of the fabric.
- Sew the border strips to the long edges and press the seams toward the inner border.
- Sew buttons at the garment neckline seam, and button the collar in place.
- Sew the shoulder seams and press open, then set in the sleeves.
- He turned to the foreman and said, ‘The patterns of the side seams on these coats do not match.’
- Stitch the side seams and hem the lower edge.
- Pin the sleeve and its lining together at the underarm seam down at your wrist.
- Baste the seams, leaving the center back seam open about 8 inches.
- Cut two pieces of terry cloth, each as wide as the chair, plus 1-inch seam allowances.
- The top of the underarm seam is where the design should match when cutting the bodice and sleeves.
- The flapper dress echoed the flattened forms and straight seams of the Japanese kimono.
- Eliminate the center back seam on the vest upper and lower back sections.
- The inside seams do not create any discomfort or cause itching.
- When practical, sew in sleeves before sewing the side seams and sleeve seams.
- Sew to opposite long edges of the quilt top and press the seams toward the borders.
- Apply the spray to the point of runoff to as many surfaces as possible, especially joints, seams, cracks, ledges, and corners.
- To hide the rough seams, I purchased raw wood moulding from the lumberyard and finished it to match the aged look of the Arquati frame.
- If they are, try to use the seam roller and press the seams back into place.
- As with any liner system, it is important to use as few seams as possible.
- Of these, the most important advantage is extremely thin weld seams.
- The sheets are nailed together at the seams.
- But it also can come in tongue-and-groove styles so there are virtually no seams once it is installed.
- A seam roller is a handy tool that flattens the seams between lengths of wallpaper.
- In the 16th century it was chiefly utilitarian, covering wall seams and keeping out drafts.
(scar, suture)sutura feminine
- This more recent house on the Izu Peninsula marks a temporary break with mining the fertile seams of Toyko's quixotic urban geology.
2.1(of coal, gold)veta femininefilón masculine
- Mine operators deferred new mines in recent years because future reserves tend to be in deeper, thinner seams.
- A seam of coal about two feet thick was discovered, but underlying this seam of coal was a seam of clay approximately four feet thick.
- And they are beginning to mine it as a thick seam of pure gold.
- There was a coal seam on his property, a V-shaped trench behind the old homesite where the farm family had dug out chunks for home use.
- There in the bottom of the brook was a seam of amethyst crystals that averaged perhaps to be one half inch thick and a inch long.
- Free-standing crystals and two-dimensional sprays in thin seams can be found.
- A low back and side seaming tailor the leotard while complementing natural curves.
- For patterns with straight front or back seaming, add extra-wide seam allowances to the pattern pieces to support embroidery.
- Constructed of two rectangles of fabric, generally of linen, the chiton was seamed together in a number of variations.
- All the seams are finished by serging then seaming as she instructs in her patterns.
- Many joined shopkeepers in wearing period costumes, including authentic make up and seamed stockings.
- Lots of girls we talked to said they liked the look of seamed mesh convertible tights.
- At the bottom the gunwale board was seamed to the next board with tread seam and further down with rivet nails of iron.
- The fabric was just wide enough to wrap around the body and was seamed up one side to form a tube.
- Before cutting, review faux fur seaming options and note whether seam allowances will require adjustment.
- Avoid patterns with darts and princess seaming.
- On the other hand, for more fashion conscious women there are seamed nylon stockings of thinner varieties, which enhance the beauty of your legs.
- When straight-stitch seaming, gently stretch the fabric in front of and behind the presser foot as you sew.
- Perfect for traveling due to its wrinkle resistance, tussah is appropriate for garments where shaping is produced by seaming, rather than gathering or pleating.
2(mark, line)a face seamed by grief — un rostro marcado por el dolor
- His face was seamed with wrinkles, and he generally dressed as if he were an unmade bed.
- They were moving away from the sea, over flat farmlands seamed with stony riverbeds.
- He was a stocky, dark, hard-countenanced man who had never bothered to have removed the scar that seamed his brow.
- She was painfully thin and her face was seamed with many fine lines.
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