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ennayrollam
« Reply #40 on: June 16, 2007 01:33:15 PM »

i love this so much.
i've just recently been making tshirt recons and have been playin it pretty simple...

you got the gears a turnin Wink
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doityourselflearner
« Reply #41 on: June 16, 2007 10:11:45 PM »

cheytown, I just looked at the dress pictures again and have a question.  I've been wondering about this for awhile and I hope you can educate me.  How did you hem the bottom of the dress?  I see there are two horizontal lines.  Did you use double needle in the sewing machine?  I'm reading "Teach yourself visually sewing" book right now and it showed double needle which I've never seen before (but the book didn't give enough info on how to use it).  I'm wondering how it is threaded when using the double needle?  Is this for regular sewing machine or special type (like serger)?  Thanks for the inspiration..
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cheytown
« Reply #42 on: June 18, 2007 02:37:27 PM »

this was my first foray into sewing stretchy fabric, and i had a lot of trouble... i actually wouldn't recommend doing what i did because i have problems with the hem flipping/rolling up. what you see on the hem is 2 separate lines of what my sewing machine manual calls "stretch stitch." (i serged the edge first on my old overlock machine and then turned it under and sewed those two lines.)

my sewing machine is capable of doing something called "twin-needle," but i haven't used that feature yet. i do know not all stitches on my machine can be done with it and that definitely the stretch stitch can't. otherwise, i think i was going to try it on this dress.

as for what twin needle is... there is a special twin needle that came with my sewing machine. it is like two needles that are attached to one post at the top. there is also another spool pin on top of the machine where i can put another spool of thread that gets threaded alongside the thread from the 1st spool. basically, twin needle lets me sew with 2 top threads.

cheytown, I just looked at the dress pictures again and have a question.  I've been wondering about this for awhile and I hope you can educate me.  How did you hem the bottom of the dress?  I see there are two horizontal lines.  Did you use double needle in the sewing machine?  I'm reading "Teach yourself visually sewing" book right now and it showed double needle which I've never seen before (but the book didn't give enough info on how to use it).  I'm wondering how it is threaded when using the double needle?  Is this for regular sewing machine or special type (like serger)?  Thanks for the inspiration..
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livvyloo
« Reply #43 on: June 21, 2007 10:52:15 PM »

Just did my first recon tonight. I may have to give this a try now. I am inspired!
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SpottedFrog
« Reply #44 on: June 22, 2007 04:15:36 PM »

Wow! I'm floored! I've turned shirts into quilt squares & dress shirts into teddy bears, but that is amazing!!

Yes, the kids get easier. About age 2 they will play solo for 20-40 minutes at a time, that gets longer as they get older. The other thing that helps is setting yourself up in such a way that you can see them from your sewing machine but ideally where they can't reach it. When my oldest was about 2 I sectioned off the 'breakfast nook' as my sewing area with one of those huge doggy dividers/ gate / thingy. Now in our new house I have my space set up so I can see into the kitchen- where they park at the table while I work. My oldest is 5 & my little one will be 3 in 1 week- man time flies!
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impibaby
« Reply #45 on: July 06, 2007 10:36:04 PM »

That dress (and kid) is perfect!  I love how you cut it up, very clever.
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Kimberlina
« Reply #46 on: July 07, 2007 04:03:55 PM »

Very cute!!!
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« Reply #47 on: August 02, 2007 03:32:17 PM »

That is incredibly adorable!!
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Fiksteufel
« Reply #48 on: August 03, 2007 05:52:49 AM »

 I love how you chopped the original up!
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littlemee
« Reply #49 on: August 08, 2007 04:50:48 PM »

Is this all from one T-shirt? I love it, I've got to make one, I haven't reconstructed yet.  I wish i'd been sewing way back when, as I always give anything not worn to charity shops, so I don't have anything to reconstruct......Ho wever I have your shirt tutorial on my list of many things to do. Wink
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