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1  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing Machines: Discussion and Questions / Re: Serger not stitching properly??? on: January 26, 2015 10:43:08 PM
It is a White Speedylock 1634.
I was using cones of thread, but I will try with regular spools of thread. I just did a test stitch on jersey knit, so I'll also give another fabric a try.
No extra settings were on, and it was threaded in the right order.

How do I tell if it's the tension? I had them all set on 5, then I tried them all at 7, top at 5 bottom at 7, top 5 bottom 8 or 9 they all looked the same really.

Hoping to not spend the $$ to get it fixed if I don't have to!
2  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing Machines: Discussion and Questions / Serger not stitching properly??? on: January 25, 2015 03:08:17 PM
A few years ago my serger wasn't working so I had it repaired, and when I got it back I threaded it up and tried sewing with it and the stitches weren't right. (I don't know what they fixed or attempted to) I was sure I had it threaded right, but never double checked with the manual and decided to be lazy and leave it in a closet for a few years.
Today I dug it out, found the instruction manual, threaded everything perfectly and it still wouldn't work. I dusted it, changed the needles, messed with the tension and stitch width, and tried to adjust the upper looper (the metal part that passes in front of the needles)… Nothing helped. Looks like the upper threads kept missing stitches, and, well it's all a mess really. Can I fix this?
3  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: $1 HORRIBLE Pink Lace Prom Dress Refashioned & also made a Purse on: January 23, 2015 07:41:36 PM
Amazing job! Good eye, I wouldn't have seen any potential in the original dress!
4  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Black Leopard Print Lingerie Set on: December 04, 2014 12:33:38 AM
Love how you did that top! And that leopard print is on point  Wink
5  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Modern Chic Red, White, and Black outfits on: December 04, 2014 12:29:17 AM
Love these looks! Especially the back detailing on the first dress! Smiley
6  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Ghanaian Shift Dress on: December 04, 2014 12:26:50 AM
Love it! Beautiful fabric  Grin
7  CRAFTY BUSINESS ADVICE / Selling Crafts on Etsy.com / Re: list your etsy store here! on: December 01, 2014 02:36:00 PM
Just opened my shop! Check it out for some cute hair accessories!

8  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Leather and Chiffon Cocktail Dress (made from leather coat) on: October 24, 2014 11:05:19 PM
Love it! Very nicely done
9  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Business in the front, party in the back shirt. on: May 30, 2014 10:35:48 PM
Anybody else go through periods where it seems like no projects ever go right?? I was ready to gouge my eyeballs out with the seam ripper on this one. The leopard is a lightweight chiffon type fabric that will fray apart if you look at it wrong. Had to go back and reinforce all the seams, the armholes ended up larger than the sleeves, and the bias binding which I took from the original shirt and used to measure the neck hole ended up short. So then I had to make a small section of bias binding and patch it all together. The whole thing ended up pretty jimmy-rigged. I was going for a drapey loose shirt anyway so it didn't feel like it would matter much. It's pretty wonky. And I'm pretty mad about the whole fiasco.

And I'll shut up and move on to pictures:

never done a bias neckline before, probably should've done an easier fabric for a first try.


Shirred ruffle shirt thing

Big thrift store dress
10  CLOTHING / Costumes: Completed Projects / Re: " Sure , Shes got everything " Ariel and Ursula costumes on: May 05, 2014 07:30:00 PM
looks amazing! what did you use to get ursulas tentacles to curl? i made an ursula costume for halloween one year and used wire coat hangers but they busted thru the fabric...
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