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1  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing Machines: Discussion and Questions / Upper Thread getting caught on: July 06, 2013 02:57:19 PM
I have a Singer Futura...CE100 I think. It's an older embroidery machine. Anyways, I have used it the past 2-3 Yeats with no problems. The past couple times I've tried to use it, the upper thread keeps getting caught under face plate where bobbin case is. I have no idea why. Does anyone have a clue as to why this is happening or should I look into getting it serviced?
2  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Re: Attempting to make my wedding dress on: May 18, 2011 12:00:46 PM
Ok so i'm done with the top and trying to attach bottom skirted part onto the corset top. Are there any special gathering techniques? Because when I gather its bulky around the top..
3  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Re: Attempting to make my wedding dress on: April 14, 2011 10:37:29 AM
Where I am at this moment. Bottom is not sewn on yet and the back has not been finished yet either.

4  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Re: Attempting to make my wedding dress on: April 14, 2011 10:22:54 AM
So after starting on this, I talk to my hubby-to-be about certain aspects of the wedding and the dress. I want him in a grey tux which he doesn't like the idea of and he doesn't like the idea of a tea-length wedding dress. So its going to be a longer dress. I'm actually almost completely done with the dress. As soon as I'm able to post pics, I'll post.

I am, however, having trouble with the bottom half of the dress and gathering? It seems to be bulky which I don't want it to look like and don't know how to fix. I also currently have chiffon draped over crepe but don't know if I should just go with the crepe and leave chiffon out.

C'mon ladies. Opinions and help please?! Thanks!
5  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Re: Attempting to make my wedding dress on: January 22, 2011 05:37:27 PM
So I was just exploring the internet looking for something in somewhat the look I'm going for in a dress when I found these:

http://www.millcrestvintage.com/bmz_cache/9/9a696d92699a512aded682f7d55c4d53.image.299x450.jpg
1950's Strapless Tulle Sweetheart Gown


http://www.millcrestvintage.com/bmz_cache/2/2412812f82518122548dc971cde60fbd.image.298x450.jpg
1960's Tea Length Strapless

I think I like the tulle on the first dress and the top of the second dress. Even though the first dress would be perfect anyway. (You can find these dresses at www.millcrestvintage.com. One is sold and the other is out of my price budget for a dress which is why I'm trying to make mine instead.)
6  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Re: Attempting to make my wedding dress on: January 22, 2011 09:19:26 AM
Yes that pattern does look just like it! Thanks a bunch!
7  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Re: Attempting to make my wedding dress on: January 21, 2011 03:59:27 PM
I read a lot of good tips in the seasonal Threads Magazine special, "Sew Stylish" in I think 2008 Spring.  They have a lot of tips for couture/ red carpet type gowns.  One thing discussed was having lining, and sometimes lining for the lining, lol.  If you find a fabric you really like and want it to be thicker there is always interface, fusible or just sewable.  I only use fusible but that's me Smiley  Good luck and please post pictures!

Thanks! I'll look into it. I will be sure to post pictures as soon as I buy fabrics and do a mock-up in muslin.
8  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Re: Attempting to make my wedding dress on: January 21, 2011 03:56:40 PM
using stiff fabrics, interfacing and lining helps to keep the dress stiff. i love taffeta, and dupioni silk is great too. the other thing that helps it hold shape is an impeccable fit. you will def. want to make a muslin!

are you looking for a strapless dress? what size? full skirt, flowy, pencil skirt?

here is a simple pattern for a strapless dress, sweetheart neckline, boned bodice and cocktail length skirt. is that what you are looking for?

http://www.etsy.com/listing/65785742/vintage-1980s-strapless-evening-gown-or?ref=sr_gallery_40&ga_search_query=wedding%2Bdress%2Bpattern&ga_search_type=vintage&ga_page=2


Yes, pretty much something like that. I like the top of this dress:
http://www.etsy.com/listing/60899294/stella-by-starlight

Maybe something like this:
http://www.etsy.com/listing/56174917/vintage-floral-fabric-grey-1950s-style?ref=sr_gallery_28&ga_search_query=retro%2Bwedding%2Bdress&ga_search_type=handmade&ga_page=2

9  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Attempting to make my wedding dress on: January 21, 2011 09:10:59 AM
Well wedding isn't off...just moved to a later date due to family issues.
10  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing Machines: Discussion and Questions / Re: General sewing machine question.. on: September 27, 2008 06:22:06 PM
thanks. i figured i should send it back. i was excited to have a new machine but i guess i have to wait for it to be sent back and what not.  Smiley
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