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« Reply #40 on: July 11, 2007 05:52:18 PM »

Thanks all!  It's good to hear that people can understand the tutorial.

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« Reply #41 on: July 11, 2007 06:01:49 PM »

Wow girl!  I am definitely making my self a skirt!  The boys say "No thanks, Mom."  This rainbow one is my favorite, I think!   Cheesy

Hey, when do you find time to do all of your sewing?  Have you given up sleep?
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« Reply #42 on: July 11, 2007 06:32:29 PM »

Ohh this one is my favorite!!!!!  I wish I could make my self to this...

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« Reply #43 on: July 11, 2007 06:34:34 PM »

Thanks guys!

Nita: Sleep is for losers.

Yah, big people skirt - you must do it, b/c doing the waist scares me.  

« Reply #44 on: July 11, 2007 08:12:42 PM »

How cute! I love it! Great patterns!

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« Reply #45 on: July 11, 2007 08:21:02 PM »

Simply stunning! I love the rainbow theme - all the various fabrics are so fun to look at. Very cool!

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« Reply #46 on: July 11, 2007 08:24:28 PM »

That IS Wonderful!

One more thing for my "to do" list!  I'd already planned some sort of tiered skirt for myself (I have several different dia de los muertes/loteria fabrics that are crying out to go togheter in a tiered skirt).  Now I must add make a dress for the granddaughter.  SO cute.  And that tute should help with both.

Has anyone used their machine to gather?  I just recently used my serger for that - first time.  It worked well, but I don't know what the ratio is - I'll have to measure before and after.  I also understand there is such a thing as a "gathering foot" for my sewing machine - but don't have one.   The serger worked great - and it comes out very evenly gathered.

I bought the serger & machine used, so am still learning them - they're fancier than the old $200 machine I'd been using!

It's not that I don't want to swap, it's that I often don't have time.  But feel free to ask (especially if it's one that's not too time consuming).
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« Reply #47 on: July 11, 2007 08:29:54 PM »

Thanks people!

I've tried using my serger but it was pretty lame.  Maybe I need to revisit this and see if I was doing it right.

« Reply #48 on: July 11, 2007 10:42:01 PM »

Thanks all!

Caine - here's another thread on gathering http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=162279.0

I use the clear elastic, now.  I do just cut it to the tier about, minus a 1/2" or so because it does stretch a little when you pull it out. 

However, for my first dress I did use elastic thread, and it did gather, but was still too large (which is okay, better than too small!)  I would recommend using it still, I just pinned it and eased in the extra bulk as I sewed (looks okay to me!)

I'm going to work up a quick clear elastic tute and put it on my tute blog before the weekend, maybe to help out some people who are unfamilar with it.

Hope this helps.

Looking forward to the tute! looked over the link and links linked within ... lots of ideas. I am intrigued by the clear elastic and the elastic thread. Might try them this weekend! I have got my self all entangled in sewing for my kid's preschool ... yards and yards of dresses and miles to got before we sleep --- well a dozen dresses anyway ... and the slow down part is we sew parents sew them together -- which makes it more fun but lots lots more work!

have you posted your altar to elastic in the sculpture section? ;-)
ah, good idea.  And my homage to pins I've busted because I never take them out before I sew a seam.

« Reply #49 on: July 13, 2007 03:45:59 AM »

It's wonderful ! I want the same dress !
Maybe one day I'll be able to do it... maybe... one day...

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