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1  CLOTHING / Shoes: Completed Projects / neon makes me happy :) on: March 12, 2011 07:12:12 PM

I was inspired by the awesome shoe tutorial i saw here...

And decided that i had to have a pair of neon soled pumps!
(Sorry in advance for the slightly blurry pics)

I started with these:

I've had these heels forever! If you can't tell, they are suede, with a wood finish on the bottom that was wearing off.
You can see it better in this picture:

So after sanding, priming, and painting about 5 coats, I ended up with these pretties:

let me know what you think! C&C welcomed Smiley
2  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing Machines: Discussion and Questions / tension issues with light fabric on: June 14, 2010 12:53:28 PM

I am a fairly new sewer, and have hit a very frustrating problem.  I am reconstructing a dress that is made of very light "chiffon-like" polyester.  I know that this means that I need to use a different tension than if I were sewing something like denim, so I have been trying to find the right tension setting.  I have tried adjusting needle size (I think I settled on a 12 or 14?), adjusting the thread tension, cleaning the machine, and using different speed and tension on the fabric itself.  The main problem I am having is that the fabric is bunching up badly as I run it through the machine, no matter what speed I use.  Then, if I try and straighten out the seam, all the threads pop, and it's gotten soooooo frustrating.

If you have any ideas on how to fix this, please help!!

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