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Old 08-15-2012, 04:29 PM   #61
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When I make the dress, I just use 2 layers of fabric. Muslin will work fine. I have used one Disney fabric and one "regular" so that it can be turned inside out and worn on non-Disney occasions. (naturally, you have to line the skirt, too!)
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When I make the dress, I just use 2 layers of fabric. Muslin will work fine. I have used one Disney fabric and one "regular" so that it can be turned inside out and worn on non-Disney occasions. (naturally, you have to line the skirt, too!)
Thanks! I'm doing 2 layers because I'm NOT buying more fabric! I am not worried about wearability outside of Disney occasions, the girls are turning 3 and I think at that age a Minnie mouse dress is appropriate at *every* occasion.

I have boys so this dress thing is uncharted territory for me.
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Old 08-15-2012, 06:56 PM   #63
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I'm sorry I can't help with the embroidery machine questions, but I just had to say that I kind of like the sketchy look of the finished project. It would be great for a teen or an adult Stitch fan.

Probably not what you were looking for, but maybe a little bit brighter side to the whole frustrating experience.

Good luck with your future embroideries.
Thank you, I decided that I kinda like it too!

And thank you everyone for your help - I finally did it!!!



And now to share how simple the fix was - I was using the wrong presser foot.

Yes, I can laugh at myself now!!
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Old 08-15-2012, 07:06 PM   #64
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Thank you, I decided that I kinda like it too!

And thank you everyone for your help - I finally did it!!!



And now to share how simple the fix was - I was using the wrong presser foot.

Yes, I can laugh at myself now!!
Looks great! That must be a huge relief--at least you know you won't be making that mistake again, and it wasn't a bigger problem with your machine.

I always use all 3 layers with my Simply Sweet and just put scrap fabric between them. I never thought of making it with just the bodice & lining fabrics and skipping the underlining but of course it would make it lighter. Are there any other advantages other than saving time, fabric and making a cooler dress (those are a lot of advantages lol) and how does the finished bodice feel compared to one made with all 3 layers?
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Old 08-15-2012, 07:40 PM   #65
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I decided had better check in on what my sewing friends have been up to lately and I land on page two (hopefully - if the internet here in Alaska agrees)! Yeah, I have never been this close before. But now I gotta go to the last thread to catch up a little. I will post the first picture before I leave.

For my cruise in May and October:


For 24 hours/leap day at Magic Kingdom - it says 4 parks 24 hours. I also made my shirt.


I am not sure why the first one is so small the second one is so big. Eeks!
Glad you popped in. We hadn't heard from you in a while. Love the bag and outfit. Sounds like you had a wonderful time in February.

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I am loving the lauches on facebook. I really need to start putting disnames to real names on facebook. I loved selling my creations but I stopped because I didn't like recreating the same outfit over and over again. The launches would be great because you sell stuff you have already made. Who thought of that that? You are a genius!! What launches are the Diser's members of? I have Magical Dreams and Friends. Is there anymore?
The one that some of us are in is called Main Street Boutique


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Recently I completed another set of pillowcases for Give Kids the World. I made only 37 pillowcases this time because the flannel keeps getting smaller and it's harder to get four pillowcases from a yard. I think next go around I may just plan to make three per yard.

Back in the day the flannel was 44-45" wide, last week at Joann I checked and it's down to 41"!!! (The website still lists 43", but when I checked a bolt at the store it's 41".) Surprisingly the price has not gone down to reflect the smaller size!



Those look awesome

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I have a pattern that I want to make but I just can't find the right patter/fabric that I want to use to make it. I would love suggestions ......

Here are the details, it is a 1957 children's pattern in size 6. I may or not make the hat but I will be doing everything else for the dress. I want it to be fun but not over the top, something that can be worn on any day. Something that can be worn to school. Here is the pattern and requirements.....



Thanks for helping !
Cool pattern... no ideas for you except it would look cool as the white Mary Poppins dress.

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I was wondering if anyone knows of a good site or place to buy Japanese disney fabric. Also has anyone seen any Jake and neverland pirate themed fabric? Thanks for all your help!! I thought I should direct this question to the experts
I've bought alot of fabric from THIS AND THAT FROM JAPAN. She is wonderful to deal with.

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QUESTION: For those who have made the simply sweet dress, I am starting to cut out two to make Minnie dresses for a friend's twins 3rd birthday Minnie party, and it says for the bodice to use 3 fabrics. I have whit muslin I use for my bowling shirts lining, but it says to use gingham or something else I am not familiar with for the underlying. I have green gingham on hand, though not much, should I use 2 layers of white muslin? Or risk the green showing thru pink polka dots, or I have iron-on interfacing, if I do that on both the fashion and lining fabric will that work?
I've only made the dress twice and only used 2 layers.

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Thank you, I decided that I kinda like it too!

And thank you everyone for your help - I finally did it!!!



And now to share how simple the fix was - I was using the wrong presser foot.

Yes, I can laugh at myself now!!
Glad you figured it out.
Lesson 1: when embroidering only use your Embroidery Foot
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Old 08-15-2012, 08:23 PM   #66
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QUESTION: For those who have made the simply sweet dress, I am starting to cut out two to make Minnie dresses for a friend's twins 3rd birthday Minnie party, and it says for the bodice to use 3 fabrics. I have whit muslin I use for my bowling shirts lining, but it says to use gingham or something else I am not familiar with for the underlying. I have green gingham on hand, though not much, should I use 2 layers of white muslin? Or risk the green showing thru pink polka dots, or I have iron-on interfacing, if I do that on both the fashion and lining fabric will that work?
I have made several and have used two different things for the underlining..on lighter fabrics I have some pink striped fabric that I dont like but someone gave me a ton of it...I have used that the most. On one dark purple dress I used a scrap of a print that did not show through. I think any scrap fabric would be fine as long as it did not show through the outside layer.
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Old 08-15-2012, 08:27 PM   #67
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Glad you figured it out.
Lesson 1: when embroidering only use your Embroidery Foot
Who knew that funny looking thing was an embroidery foot?!
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Old 08-15-2012, 08:44 PM   #68
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I was wondering if anyone knows of a good site or place to buy Japanese disney fabric. Also has anyone seen any Jake and neverland pirate themed fabric? Thanks for all your help!! I thought I should direct this question to the experts
I buy on Etsy. I haven't seen Jake fabric yet.
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I was wondering if anyone knows of a good site or place to buy Japanese disney fabric. Also has anyone seen any Jake and neverland pirate themed fabric? Thanks for all your help!! I thought I should direct this question to the experts
I also have bought from This and That from Japan on Etsy, as well as sellers EmiCraftinJapan and HanamiBoutique there. I've never had a problem and in my experience, Japanese sellers add little "bonuses" in with the package. I've gotten a tiny origami paper crane and an extra scrap of random fabric before and it just adds a little bit of extra special-ness for my daughter and I when I open up those packages. Plus, the stamps are cool!
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Thank you, I decided that I kinda like it too!

And thank you everyone for your help - I finally did it!!!



And now to share how simple the fix was - I was using the wrong presser foot.

Yes, I can laugh at myself now!!
YEAH!!! good to know something as simple as the foot makes a difference...it's JUST a foot! WHY?????
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QUESTION: For those who have made the simply sweet dress, I am starting to cut out two to make Minnie dresses for a friend's twins 3rd birthday Minnie party, and it says for the bodice to use 3 fabrics. I have whit muslin I use for my bowling shirts lining, but it says to use gingham or something else I am not familiar with for the underlying. I have green gingham on hand, though not much, should I use 2 layers of white muslin? Or risk the green showing thru pink polka dots, or I have iron-on interfacing, if I do that on both the fashion and lining fabric will that work?
I've never used 3 layers of fabric and I've never had a problem with anything being too thin. I generally use my fashion fabric for the dress and then do the lining with muslin. Most of CarlaC's patterns seem to prefer lots of layers of linings. I also never lined any of my bowling shirts and I've never had a problem with them either.
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Thank you, I decided that I kinda like it too!

And thank you everyone for your help - I finally did it!!!



And now to share how simple the fix was - I was using the wrong presser foot.

Yes, I can laugh at myself now!!
I did that on my first design, too! I thought I was the only one. I was in tears and ready to throw the whole thing away. I must have repressed that memory.
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Soooo La dee da I'm sitting over on Thread 28 waiting on people to post. I finally scroll down and see that we moved....




So I finally made it! I guess I needed to get a clue!

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I've never used 3 layers of fabric and I've never had a problem with anything being too thin. I generally use my fashion fabric for the dress and then do the lining with muslin. Most of CarlaC's patterns seem to prefer lots of layers of linings. I also never lined any of my bowling shirts and I've never had a problem with them either.
Ditto to all of this. I used 3 layers on my first simply sweet, but have not since then. I usually use the skirt fabric to line the top. And I also do not line the bowling shirts. My little guy is a heavy sweater and I think the double layer would be too hot for him. But that's just personal preference. I like the look of the lined shirts, I just think my boy would melt into a puddle

This is a repost of an earlier set - but the dress top is lined with the blue watery-looking fabric.



Edited to add a quick picture of the pool robes I made for the kids. They love them, and they came in so handy walking through the lobby to get to and from the pool!
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Ok, I need help - embroidery with Brother SE400.

After a few hours of nothing working right, I figured out how to get the fabric tight in the hoop, keep the thread from breaking, and actually managed to get a whole design stitched out without breaking a needle.



So what's wrong? Is this just a crappy pattern? I sized it down - did it maybe not size correctly?

Please tell me I can fix this and learn how to use this thing right before I throw it in the pool!!!
I like it like that too - kind of cool! I am glad you figured it out.

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What do you think of this machine??? Yay or nay???
Please do not get a Singer Futura. I have one and I do not recommend it to anyone. It has given me too many problems. It is very hard to do appliques related to the screw down hoop. Plus I have alot of threading issues and I have been using it for 3 years now. I am going to get rid of it as soon as I get the funds for a good machine. (However, I gotta stop going on cruises for that to happen.)
I got mine from HSN and it came with the software. That would be the only reason to get one - if it comes with the software. It is a little more ex*****ve that way but the font program is worth it! I have used that more than anything.
Check out HSN. They can be a little more expensive but they usually have flex play and free shipping. Plus they have a few brother machines. I had the 4x4 Brother for my first machine and it worked great. The perfect beginning machine, but I grew out of it very fast with that small field. I sold it, but I wished I still had it for smaller projects.
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