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« Reply #20 on: February 20, 2008 08:16:08 AM »

I like them all. I LOVE the owl one. It is perfect, it made me htink that would be a great style for a night gown, especially with the owl fabric LOVE LOVE. I also love the polkadot sleeves and trim on the first one, great touch. You also did an amazing sewing job. Where did you get the first and last pattern?Huh??
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« Reply #21 on: February 20, 2008 09:30:02 AM »

They look really great! But a little hint, if you would like to make the finishing even better, then use a twin needle to the button.

In case you shouldn't know what a twin needle looks like here is some images:

http://www.janome.co.uk/acatalog/twin%20top%20loader.jpg

http://www.sewingindustrialmachines.com/mitsubishi/cat7970.jpg

You can get twin needles in various sizes (fx. 3-4-5-6 millimeter). Best of luck!

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« Reply #22 on: February 20, 2008 09:49:39 AM »

Thanks for posting that! I was going to suggest using a twin needle for the person who said they didn't have a serger. I have a serger but I found that using a twin needle is just way easier and less frustrating. I've actually used a twin needle on these tops but I used black and white thread since i didn't have another spool of black Sad I really do love the zig zag stitching the twin needle does because the seams aren't so stiff, if that makes any sense.

Thanks again everyone for the comments!
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« Reply #23 on: February 20, 2008 12:01:04 PM »

Thanks for posting that! I was going to suggest using a twin needle for the person who said they didn't have a serger. I have a serger but I found that using a twin needle is just way easier and less frustrating. I've actually used a twin needle on these tops but I used black and white thread since i didn't have another spool of black Sad I really do love the zig zag stitching the twin needle does because the seams aren't so stiff, if that makes any sense.

Thanks again everyone for the comments!

I'll look into getting a twin needle, then!  My last experience with stretchy fabrics was trying to sew stretch crushed velvet when I was 17 or 18.  Ugh.  That was horrible.  Stretch?  Annoying.  Crushed velvet?  Annoying?  Both at one?  THE DEVIL'S FABRIC.
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« Reply #24 on: February 21, 2008 09:00:33 AM »

Hehehe true, stretch crushed velvet is horrible!

I don't know wether you know it or not, but to make sure, I'll say it. If not for you, then for someone else: Remember to use stretch needles!

A stretch needle is different from a universal/regular in the 'head' (the pointy needle end). It's simply more pointy which makes the head go between the threads in the fabric instead of through them. A regular needle in stretchy fabrics makes the seam bulky.

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« Reply #25 on: February 21, 2008 10:11:02 AM »

Very nice.. where do you get your fabric?
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« Reply #26 on: February 21, 2008 10:33:13 AM »

Do you use patterns or just wing it?
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« Reply #27 on: February 22, 2008 09:23:56 AM »

Those are amazing! I especially like the first two! That fabric is to die for, and I really like the shape of the tops.
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« Reply #28 on: February 22, 2008 12:01:44 PM »

they are all great ! i love them
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« Reply #29 on: February 23, 2008 09:23:42 PM »

Great styles on you and love the fabric!
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