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1  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / off the shoulder pencil dress on: April 04, 2014 02:53:14 PM
I've got a wedding to go to in the next two weeks and I wasn't finding what I wanted in stores
so i made this, it's stretch taffeta!

2  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Knits, Prints and all that's nice! *image heavy* on: March 29, 2014 11:56:01 PM
So, its been a while since i've posted far less sewn anything! but my local fabric store had a massive sale!
let me know your thoughts, and any questions feel free to ask! They're all knit fabric












mind the bra! Embarrassed







3  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / One shoulder , hi low dress! SORT OF TUTE Added lol on: July 12, 2012 03:06:56 AM
So its been while since I've posted! Heck since i've even sewn! But a bout of insomnia brought this cute lil dress!! Sewed it in 3 and half hours, no pattern really, just plain old averaging. The pics were taken before I added on my clip to the top of the zip and fully ironed.

Enjoy!


4  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / My Summer Sewing Projects Part2!!!!!!! UPDATED!!!! on: June 17, 2010 08:21:45 AM
My Pride and Joy!!!
Behold..........






so I made this dress from the contour bust dress tutorial!http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=317017.0
I used bluck gingham check! and some 100% cotton mymond had lying around!!! I also did some shirring on the
 back of the dress!



I also made this sexy number out of an oversized men's tshirt! and i added this button for the arm straps.

5  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing in General: Discussion and Questions / Need Help Choosing Between 2 Dress Forms on: June 07, 2010 04:38:16 PM
So, I live in Trinidad and I looked online for dressforms before deciding whether to purchase one that the local dealer has. I found 2 Yamata/Feiyue forms which are 100us cheaper than buying it locally ( this includes shipping) and I need help in deciding which one is better. Here are the links

http://www.unbeatablesale.com/feyadmmefadr.html?utm_source=froogle4&utm_medium=cpc&utm_term=FYM004&ci_src=14110944&ci_sku=FYM004
http://www.overstock.com/Crafts-Sewing/Fashion-Maker-Domestic-Medium-Dress-Form/4844701/product.html

The only issue is unbeatable sales says they may charge extra depending on the size of the package...I don't want to be stuck with an unkown fee.

so what do you think?
6  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Just Wanted To Share My Bags!!! .:Image Heavy:. on: June 01, 2010 07:37:39 PM
So I make bags and I just wanted to share some of my collection with you guys!! Cheesy

denim mini handbag ( make from recycled pair of my brother's levi's lmao)


the princess wristlet


the jolie mini clutch


the flirt tote


and these are drawstring pouches and waist pouches that I make for carnival ( I live in Trinidad and Tobago, carnival is kinda like Rio!!!). I got the waist pouch tutorial from crafster many moons ago lol!!!







I've made a lot of bags!!! lol if you ever want to see more just check my facebook page albums
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Tacarigua-Trinidad-and-Tobago/Bags-By-Mimi/82675453266?v=photos


7  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / My Summer Sewing Projects UPDATED 6/6/2010 on: May 31, 2010 09:14:20 PM
So basically I've been home bored so here are some projects i've completed


this lovely blue flower asymmetrically tiered taffeta dress  I sewed for a wedding i'm going to!
I will definitely do a tutorial on the flower this week and make a neat clutch purse to accompany it!












this lil dress recon I did for my niece! I bought this dress in a hurry about two or three years ago and it couldnt fit at the top, so i decided to cut the skirt of it and make a new top for her!  she's loving it! ps  she's crazy..cant you tell?

 







This was a recon from a f21 dress and a denim skirt I sew that was too huge!


what do you guys think? Huh
BTW Im looking for a good dress form, any suggestions?
8  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing Machines: Discussion and Questions / Yamata/Feiyue FY8500 Sewing Machine Review on: April 29, 2010 04:46:49 PM
This is my first industrial machine, after runing through 3 singers (2 old and one new) I knew that my purposes did not suit household machines. I searched the internet for weeks comparing and pricing and found this one for $400 which includes everything, table, legs, motor and needles. I paid more for mine because I live in Trinidad and Tobago and bought mine from a dealer so my price of $792 includes shipping, but judging from previous quotes its about $400

Unlike the yamata fy8500, the three singer machines( the Inspiration 4220, 966 and the other number I can't remember right now) could not handle layers of light fabric or even sewing on velcro, if the needle didn't break it would stop sewing midway

The yamata/feiyue fy8500 is a great price, it sews really quickly, its easy to use and troubleshoot, it also sews very quietly with the clutch motor, so much so it actually sounds more like a servo motor after a few minutes of idling. The stitches most times are nice,tight and straight
It's a straight stitch machine that does 5500spm and is supposed to be for light to medium materials which is just great for me since I sew on a lot of light materials like satin and stretch sequin. So far I've made some clothes, sewn about thirty bags. It worked through a 1inch of silky lame fabric layers, heavy cotton and brocade! I have even sewn denim with it, but I would recommend only using light weight denim though.

It's parts are interchangeable with the Juki DDL- 8500/8700 so that makes it even better! Parts and thread are really easy to find for this machine also and are relatively cheap! I spied some bobbins online at a really great price!(50 for $10/USD) It's also really easy to troubleshoot when there is a problem.


The manual was very hard to understand, I had to search the internet for another manual from Harbor Freight, most of the instructions where very vague.

The bobbin winder is  an issue, and is the Main Issue! If the bobbin is winding the needle moves, there are time when the thread won't spool, there are times when it winds on the outside of the bobbin than in the bobbin and then the scraping noise is still there!Also, when it does wind, it does not full up the bobbin, so it finishes rather quickly when sewing.After a month I lost all hope and patience with the scraping and irritating bobbin winder and ordered my Side Winder, just got it a few weeks ago and I am loving it!

The motor  makes the current in my room dip everytime I put it on, I now use a surge protector and that helps.
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_SlFBZstvN4c/StnmrvA-lNI/AAAAAAAACyM/AZpYBJU3S5c/s1600-h/IMG00435.jpg
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_SlFBZstvN4c/StnmsJBQFQI/AAAAAAAACyU/vZFOouzx5pc/s1600-h/IMG00436.jpg
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