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1  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing Machines: Discussion and Questions / Dressmaker S-2402 Tension Knob Issues on: July 23, 2013 04:50:31 PM
Hokay. I've scoured the entire internet for help with this issue and I've yet to find any help. Alas, I've come to the lovely patrons of Craftster with my dire situation.

So I got an old Dressmaker S-2402 sewing machine from my mother who probably snagged it from some old lady's yard sale. With that said, I cleaned and oiled it and worked wonders for a little while. However, because children exist, they tampered with the tension knob and pulled it right out. The spring is also warped and I've no clue how to reattach it. I cannot afford to take it into a shop to get it fixed, nor can I afford the manual because every cent to my name is going towards paying my way through uni.

So, can anyone help or point me in the right direction? I will be forever in your debt.
2  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / The NCC-1701 Enterprise Dress on: April 24, 2013 10:25:20 AM
Heya all!

So for my birthday I deiced to treat myself to two yards of white Starship Enterprise print fabric because I'm a dork like that. For a while I didn't really know what I wanted, but the beautiful weather compelled me to make a comfortable sweetheart neckline dress.

I don't have any in progress pictures because I don't have my camera with me at school, but it was really simple to draft and sew together. I did it all by hand because, once again, I don't have my sewing machine with me. It can be done by hand or by machine. If you do it by hand I suggest using a backstitch on pretty much everything except maybe the hem.

Tell me what you think of my Enterprise dress! Comments and critiques are well loved!

3  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / Robins! Oh My! Halloween 2011 on: April 14, 2012 12:36:32 PM
So, for Halloween my best friend and I decided to be Dick Grayson and Tim Drake. Only, we decided this three days before Halloween. With that said, over that weekend I spent the entire time drafting two different patterns and sewing both of them from scratch. I made everything but the shoes and the belt. Proud, but never again shall I do that. Haha.

4  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Dark and Royal: Prom Attire for 2011 (Image Heavy) on: April 14, 2012 12:26:56 PM

Hello, Everyone!

Wow. I've been on Craftster for a while, lurking in

the shadows, reading tutorials and being intimidated

by all the beautiful items. But alas! My time to

post has come!

Prom last year, and due to the originality of my

class mates, this year as well, is a masquerade

theme. My school is selling masks along with

tickets, but they're lame and fragile and mass

produced. That, my fellow Craftsters, is lame beyond

belief. Everyone who isn't taking a paper plate mask

is buying a beautiful, if not somewhat generic, mask

online for insane prices. I say no! It is time to

let my craft shine! So, here is the mask I made to

go along with the dress from last year. I intend to

make another post shortly with the mask and dress

for this year once they are finished.

The mask is paper mache, painted black with purple

detailing. It has hand dyed feathers and a handle to

hold it to my face. I added a chain, studs and

rhinestones to give it glam as well as personality.

Not to mention it matches the studs on my dress. The

dress is black satin with a low back, deep neckline,

and my lucky studs and chains (normally worn on my

belt loops) for straps. I must say, the most

difficult thing in the world was cutting the dress

so the bulk of the weight wasn't on my neck. I

succeeded; the dress was very comfortable. I also

made matching earrings from some extra feathers, but

I wish I would have weighted them slightly so that

they wouldn't flutter so often.

All in all, I'm very proud. 

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