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1  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing in General: Discussion and Questions / Twin Needle not sewing both lines! on: March 07, 2016 03:15:48 AM
ARGH! I bought some Ball Point Twin Needles to for a jersey-based project (Colette Wren Dress) but I am having REAL issues.

I spent yesterday morning threading and re-threading my Bernina 1008 machine(it is twin needle compatable- I have checked with Bernina) but  EVERYTIME I go to sew on my scrap pieces it only sews the right hand needle. The left - nothing, nada, NOWT! I have watched a couple of videos to make sure I have threaded correctly and tried changing tensions but nothing has worked....

I want to finish this project as I bought the pattern when it first came out many months ago and have lovely mustard yellow fabric all ready to roll.

Any suggestions would be great!!
2  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Floral Black Skirt on: July 29, 2013 03:45:16 PM
I had some fabric left over from making a blouse sometime ago and I spontaneously made a gathered skirt with waistband and pockets!!

The pocket pattern is a standard for when I need the extra space!!

in the making...
3  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Re: Fabric Suggestions on: June 24, 2013 12:35:49 PM
A picture of the dress in the making!!
Fits lovely without a zip being fitted. Will upload when it is 100% finished with lining(it will deffos need lining!)

Best to line with something similar - jersey knit?
4  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Re: Fabric Suggestions on: June 23, 2013 05:37:52 AM
Thanks for the advice!

I have started making the dress from the jersey fabric and so far so good. Will post when it is finished  Grin

I have read about walking foots before but I can't afford one at the moment - they seem really good(just pricey). I have managed to keep the jersey from puckering etc so far.
5  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Re: Fabric Suggestions on: June 18, 2013 02:05:24 PM

A warning about the pattern - I bought a size 14 and made a mock up first(as I always do with older patterns). The extra fabric at thr front that drapes made me look like I was wearing a maternity dress - I think the drape on this dress would be beautiful on a pregnant woman! I have altered the pattern slightly so that there is less fabric at the front and looks better.

Here is the mock up(made from unwanted cotton bedsheet)

In terms of fabric... I am still undecided - But I have two in mind!!

I have a jersey fabric from fabricland.co.uk

I have not worked with Jersey before, so I have just been looking up advice on tips. As it stretches, i wonder if I can get away without adding the zip at the back, as I have read how tricky it is to sew zips into jersey :/ any advice there?

My other possible choice is a cotton voile from Truro Fabrics (UK) http://www.trurofabrics.com- a great shop a friend told me about. To far to visit in person but their online shop is such a delight in comparison to Fabricland.co.uk!

Both of these fabrics are transparent and require a lining! Boo!!Which ever fabric does not get used will be made into a skater dress i think!

6  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Pink and Yellow Floral Skirt on: June 16, 2013 12:02:57 PM
The fabric is very pretty - ideal for summer. Looks great on!
7  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: green tulip dress on: June 16, 2013 11:49:18 AM
It is lovely!! Such a nice shade of green. What Burda pattern was it?
8  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: I made a dress! on: June 16, 2013 11:45:26 AM
Very lovely dress and such summery fabric! What pattern did you use? x
9  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Re: I can sew, just not clothing on: April 10, 2013 04:10:10 AM
I started dressmaking less than a year ago. I always make a mock up out of old sheets first, adjusting the sizing of old patterns that I was given.

Don't rush it either. Understand each step as you go!

And good luck!
10  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Re: Fabric Suggestions on: April 10, 2013 03:28:21 AM
Thank you both, I shall have a browse. My local fabric stores don't have much in terms of crepe!
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