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1  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Beautiful prom dress!! on: May 11, 2009 05:56:42 AM
That's fantastic!  It looks very stylish, yet comfortable at the same time, and it looks great on her!

Which costume pattern did you use?
2  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: The "I LOVE COLOURS" shirt :) on: May 11, 2009 05:40:25 AM
This is amazingly awesome and has totally inspired me to go to work on a much loved (but not quite fitting) t-shirt once finals are over.
3  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: My first attempt at decoupage on: September 20, 2008 08:09:26 PM
You did a fantastic job (I love black furniture with color details).

And, dude, I swear, I *have* that desk.  Only it's stained a nice woody brown and not beat up.  I think it was my Aunt's when she was in high school 20+ years ago.
4  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing Machines: Discussion and Questions / Gathering Foot Question on: August 20, 2008 06:49:51 AM
So I was browsing and clicking this morning when I came across this <a href="http://totallystitchin.net/wp-content/uploads/2008/06/proj76-project-tiered_peasant_skirt.pdf">PDF tiered skirt tutorial</a> and it says to use something called a gathering foot to do the uppity billion gathers in the skirt.

Now I *love* gathers but *hate* gathering.  And I don't have a Baby Lock machine.  I have a Singer (well, my Mom does, really) that's got "6235" in red on the manual cover and is at least 15 years old.  Now Amazon sells a <a href="http://www.amazon.com/Singer-Gathering-Foot/dp/B00083KXE2">Singer gathering foot</a> for the "6500, 2623, 7300, 3800, 6038, 1100, 2638" models - so I'm doubting if it'd be worth getting this $20 foot.  But newer machines look like they CAN handle these and I will be looking for a sewing machine in the future when I move out and need my own machine.


So can any of you lovely ladies here tell me of your experience working with a gathering foot?  Is it worth it, or should I just bite the bullet and do gathering the old fashioned way? (i.e. - sew two thread rows, scream at the fabric as the gathers get too floofy in one part and too flat in another, then groan at it as they get all even but the length is wrong)  And if you have liked your experience working with one, could you recommend what machine/foot you really like?

Thanks!
5  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Re: I made a divider curtain! on: July 24, 2008 03:23:12 PM
That's an awesome idea!  I don't have a place where I'd be able to put one of those, but I'd love to use one!

How well does the adjustable curtain rod hold up the room divider?
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