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« on: April 30, 2011 10:27:17 PM »

I found an old sarong from Hawaii in the closet the other day. While unable to sleep the other night I was pondering KylaStrong's maxi mission and this dress popped into my head. I got to use my new best friend/MORTAL ENEMY (shirring) for the back, failed to be able to shir further, put a tie on it to make it fit, draped, braided and then winged some fabric flowers to make the front a bit less plain. It's super comfy and pretty to wear (we'll see if it ever gets warm enough here to wear it) but I'm wondering about keeping the center slit.
 Please excuse the goofy photo shoot, my droopy money tree wanted to play jungle!

And, by-the-by, does anyone have a clue as to why my shirring will stop working when i wind another bobbin full ofthe elastic thread? It will bunch and just doesn't have tension. I've tried winding it with different tensions, but nothing seems to help but starting on a new shirring project. My machine is going on strike?
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« Reply #1 on: May 01, 2011 05:59:52 AM »

cute dress, as for the shirring , you may need to buy a new bobbin shuttle . the one for my machine is only 3 or 4 $ I have one I use only for elastic thread because the thicker thread wears them out pretty fast

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« Reply #2 on: May 01, 2011 07:58:24 AM »

Your dress is beautiful and the colour is perfect for you too!
I always admire craftsters that persevere when things get a little difficult. That is what creativity is al about: solving problems, taking hurdles. And even though you had to make some alteration, it came out well.
About the center split: perhaps you could close the front one and instead make one at the back? (I think you need to keep a split, to be able to comfortably walk in it.)
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no- i said stick it in your BUTTONhole!
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« Reply #3 on: May 01, 2011 09:19:36 AM »

i agree on the back slit, i really like the detail on top. nice job! i gave up on shirring after one attempt, way to persevere.
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