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« on: July 23, 2011 04:58:18 AM »

and I think after this I am NEVER making FSL again!!!! too much stress lol!!!

ok these are an urban threads design meant to take 72 mins per wing according to my machine, but with my machine lying, the stress of trying to get it to work, the mess ups, stabiliser holes, thread bunching etc hey took at least 90-120 mins per wing in the end. and a LOT of incredibly british swearing. thankfully the fabric stiffener seems to hide the worst of the bunching on the back of the right wing *facepalm*.





and here's what I did between machine mess-ups. good book. amaretto and coke. sewing machine to swear at. bliss.



they're currently tacked onto the back of my daughter's party dress.
(that was last week's "swear at the machine for an afternoon" project! http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=386107.0)
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« Reply #1 on: July 23, 2011 07:00:49 AM »

I think they are beautiful, good job.

But..umm..aren't they on the wrong sides?
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« Reply #2 on: July 23, 2011 08:02:36 AM »

nope. they're fine. (kinda thought that myself but no!)

they're angel wings.

like these.

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« Reply #3 on: July 23, 2011 10:45:09 AM »

I think the look great. 

And try to imagine them spread for flight:  they make more logical sense that way then at rest.
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« Reply #4 on: July 24, 2011 05:26:35 AM »

they look great.

quick tip though I find this the almost stress free way of doing FSL.

new needle, full bobbin ( sometimes, if you can get away with it bobbin thread is better than same color as top thread this is when bunching occurs at it's worst, when you use the same as your top thread)
a layer of organza or thing netting, tulle works well also.
2-3 layers, depending on the size and intensity of the design, wash away solvy. and I only lightly rinse it away and then shape it and let it dry stiff.

They look great on the dress though
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« Reply #5 on: July 24, 2011 08:04:20 AM »

thanks, but I used two layers heavy duty solvy, new schmetz needle, full bobbin, and a layer of netting (which you can't see as it's the same hot pink as the thread) and it still messed up!
I even used tips on how to modify the hoop for a tighter fit and... nope.
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« Reply #6 on: July 25, 2011 04:29:01 AM »

bugger. Did it only stuff up on 1 or both?

Maybe talk to Urban thread and see what they say.
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« Reply #7 on: July 25, 2011 04:45:07 AM »

both Sad
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« Reply #8 on: July 25, 2011 04:38:44 PM »

bugger  Undecided
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« Reply #9 on: July 26, 2011 01:11:13 AM »

yeah Sad BUT thankfully the looping is hidden by the stiffener, and the gaps where thread broke, machine messed up etc are hidden by the netting used as an extra stabiliser.
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