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1  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Re: Making a dress *Help needed ASAP* on: March 02, 2008 07:29:26 PM
I'll defintiely remember about the sleeves! Sounds like a funny story too.

I haven't started yet, I'm kind of stalling. I don't have the best material for it yet.. I've got some very plain navy blue and I would rather like a better pattern. Does anyone think its worth it?
2  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Re: Making a dress *Help needed ASAP* on: February 09, 2008 04:52:26 PM
Thanks! I definitely will do the zipper.

I really wanted to know just a general sketch of how do attach them and cut them out of the pattern. I make my own patterns all the time, but I've never done sleeves before.
3  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Making a dress *Help needed ASAP* on: February 09, 2008 02:01:12 PM
I really want to make a tunic dress. I've made quite a few dresses before, but this is a bit beyond my experience.

I can't decide if there should be buttons in the back, or a zipper. I also don't know how to do the sleeves.

I have the material already. I wanted something like britney spears where's in the picture, but decided that it might take a while to find something like that so I should just stick with what I have. In this case, I have a gorgeous blue/navy silk.





Can anyone please help me?
4  CRAFTING FOR GOOD AND NOT EVIL / Crafty Charitable/Social Causes / Re: fundraising at school? on: November 20, 2007 01:13:15 AM
Why would they want you to NOT help save the enviroment?
5  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing Machines: Discussion and Questions / My First Project With My New Serger *Help Needed* on: November 13, 2007 04:53:01 PM
I'm pretty much in the dark with what I use the serger for, and if I should serge first and sew later or sew first and serger later.

My first project with my serger is probably gonna be a halter dress with no ties only a halter strap (I also have a Singer sewing machine).

I want this to be the first

Questions: *I'm using a very stretchy shiny material, you can see it in my 'babydoll' dress topic and my first projects*

1. When making the straps, which part do I serge? After I serge them together at the end for the part about the neck, do I serge the sides of the straps as well?

2. Do I need to use matching serger thread? Or can I use the green, red, yellow, blue stuff that it came with?

3. Which stitch should I use to topstitch the hemline after serging? I don't want to use a zig zag because it doesn't look as neat, but last time I used the straight stitch it looked all bumpy because the material was stretchy.

4. After serging, I fold the serged part over and topstitch it down so you can't see it right?
6  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing Machines: Discussion and Questions / Re: My first Serger!!!!!!!!! *Image heavy and help needed!* on: November 13, 2007 03:25:24 PM
I totally LOL'd when I read that! She bought a whole new serger just because she hates threading it? ROFL

Although I can completely understand that right now. I just spend the last 20 minutes trying to re-thread the blue thing through the needle looking thing
7  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing Machines: Discussion and Questions / Re: My first Serger!!!!!!!!! *Image heavy and help needed!* on: November 13, 2007 02:44:34 PM
Wow. Thank you! I"m blown away with all the information. I definitley want to use smaller thread thingy's too because I plan on using a lot of different colors, so I guess I'll be buying 4+ of all my thread and alot of basic colors.

What did you mean after you serge the hem its finished? Don't I have to turn it over and topstitch so I don't see the serged seam on the bottom of the dress?
8  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing Machines: Discussion and Questions / Re: My first Serger!!!!!!!!! on: November 13, 2007 12:25:03 PM
I tried to find a manual on google, but the only ones I found looked like they didn't belong to the right machine.

My machine's very complicated too.  Angry I haven't had a chance to watch the video yet, but I just have some questions about sergers.

1. When do I know when to use them?
2. After the machine trims and overlocks it, what do I do next to cover it? Do I straightstitch the seam closed??
9  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing Machines: Discussion and Questions / Re: My first Serger!!!!!!!!! on: November 13, 2007 10:38:53 AM
The video's good? Phew.. Mine didn't come with a manual, only a video
10  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing Machines: Discussion and Questions / My first Serger!!!!!!!!! *Image heavy and help needed!* on: November 13, 2007 12:15:22 AM
Need help ASAP! Any sewing tips for the brother lock 626? I have no idea how to thread it (luckily it came threaded), no idea how to use it.. (okay, well a general idea)

but I need help!! Don't even know where to start

EDIT: Pictures (I thought I'd make it easy and label everything)









I have NO idea what all this is for
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