Disboutiquers Part 30 Kids Disney Boutique / Customs Clothes psst..we sew ;-)

Discussion in 'Disney for Families' started by teresajoy, Apr 30, 2013.

  1. NiniMorris

    NiniMorris DIS Veteran

    Joined:
    Feb 10, 2008
    Messages:
    2,893
    You are so right Chiara!!

    My newest 770 does not like black of any brand! No matter what I try, the bobbin shows through! I have started using black for the bobbin when I am suing black...helps a ton! My other 770 does not give me any troubles with black.

    Crazy!


    Nini
     
  2. Avatar

    Google AdSense Guest Advertisement


    to hide this advert.
  3. DisneyMom5

    DisneyMom5 DIS Veteran

    Joined:
    Nov 11, 2003
    Messages:
    4,570
    Some of you know me on FB and have seen this already, but I just had to share...I made my FIRST Disney Custom EVER yesterday!

    DD7 was thrilled. I said "Your Disney AK outfit is done!" She said "Great. Let's go now." LOL

    I have one more identical outfit to make for dd3, and then I'm going to attempt some hand appliqued shirts.

    I'm kicking myself because the fabric was on clearance and I didn't buy more. Such a fun fabric.
    I was really "cutting it close" on getting the two outfits out of it.
    I plan on using some pieces left over to make Mickey heads for the rest of us girls.

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
  4. babynala

    babynala DIS Veteran

    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2007
    Messages:
    1,631
    I am so happy to hear your machine is finally working. I know you were beyond stressed. It is so frustrating that the tech found the burrs when his boss was "watching" but not on the previous visits. Good luck getting everything done before you leave.

    This is so strange to hear about different machines from the same manufacturers.

    This dress came out so nice and your DD is so smart, why wait - let's go NOW!

    Flora, sorry to hear that your brother in law had so much damage. Glad you are still dry.
     
  5. lynnanddbyz

    lynnanddbyz Mouseketeer

    Joined:
    Aug 10, 2008
    Messages:
    313
    :banana::banana::banana: I am doing the happy dance for you. I am glad you finally got a resolution. Sorry you had to go through all of the headaches to get there. It is unbelievable. As much as these machines cost it seems they would want people happy with them so they would tell others. Good luck with all of the work you need to get done before this weekend.
     
  6. goteamwood

    goteamwood DIS Veteran

    Joined:
    May 19, 2012
    Messages:
    518
    Spoke too soon evidently. I was able to get 4 shirts done yesterday. Age today I worked for 5 hours and got zero because its back to breaking thread every few stitches. :( I'm so upset. It's even doing it with "their" thread since they've insisted mine is all bad. It's not the design since its the same design I did 3 of last night. I'm
    So ready for this to be done. The amount of time away from my family, accomplishing nothing, the stress and the tears are just not worth the meager $ I've made.
    I think it definitely has a tension issue at the heart of the problem. The shirts I did finish were solid color on the back, not the white in the middle if that makes sense. I tried to adjust the tension up on the top thread as the manual suggested (both on the one design and universally) but it didn't make a difference with the breakage or the ratio of bobbin-to-top thread on the back. The manual says too little tension on top causes breakage and loops which I have both. I also have where it "skips" a stitch, mostly in the tack down steps and its like the bottom thread didn't catch that one stitch and then it sort of recovers and keeps going. I can hear a click sound when the thread breaks or it skips. I have to sit and watch every single stitch. :(

    Sent from my iPhone using DISBoards
     
  7. sewdisney

    sewdisney Mouseketeer

    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2013
    Messages:
    301
    Hurrah! I am so glad to hear your machine is finally working! I hope it continues to "behave". And - sorry - I have to agree that it is stupid agreeing to make a quilt top! What were you thinking??? I hope your machine continues to work and I hope you get everything finished... Good luck!
     
  8. Iamthequeen

    Iamthequeen DIS Veteran

    Joined:
    Aug 7, 2011
    Messages:
    1,092
    I am so sorry you are still having problems with this machine. I have one suggestion, and its probably something you've already tried. My machine was also making a clicking noise and the thread would break every couple of stitches. I finally realized that my needle was not seated all the way in the needle holder. I pushed it up firmly and the problems went away. I also discovered that on my 770, the needle holder is tight and the needle does need an extra push to get it in place.

    Hope this helps.
     
  9. smittette

    smittette Earning My Ears

    Joined:
    Mar 21, 2013
    Messages:
    52
    Well, I haven't been posting 'cause I was at Disney World! I may not have been the most magical of vacations (more on that later when I have the time), but now it's over.

    However, right before I left, a guy I used to work for asked me if I could do some puppet costumes by the end of June. I said, "sure, I'll be gone most of June, but I can do it the last week when I get back" Three puppet costumes in a week - no problem. Oh, you need two hunters? Four puppet costumes in a week, ok. Now let's throw in a quick trip to Omaha (2 hours each way) to the bank to fix my screw-up (this will be further explained in the later not-so-magical post) and to help my son pick out an engagement ring :eek:, add in a dentist appointment for my aunt and a doctor appointment for my mother. Oh, and did I mention that my groupon for my photobooks expires today.

    Whew! What am I doing on the computer? I'm supposed to be looking up pictures of the grandfather for Peter and the Wolf. Guess I'll get back to that, but I'll leave you with the Peter costume which I finished a few minutes ago. (Well, I want to make him a hat, but the main part is finished.)

    [​IMG]
     
  10. PurpleEars

    PurpleEars DIS Veteran

    Joined:
    Sep 16, 2007
    Messages:
    912
    Glad to hear that some progress has been made on that front. I am sure it has been a very frustrating experience for you.

    The outfit is super cute! What a smart idea to make Mickey heads to tie the whole thing together!

    Oh no! I am so sorry to hear that! :hug:

    Welcome back! Sounds like you have quite a story to tell. Congratulations on your son's upcoming proposal! I am sure the ring is lovely. The costume looks great! Can't wait to see the rest of them.
     
  11. darnheather

    darnheather DIS Veteran

    Joined:
    May 28, 2013
    Messages:
    1,116
    I would demand a new machine. That is just completely unacceptable. Sounds like you got a lemon. :hug:
     
  12. darnheather

    darnheather DIS Veteran

    Joined:
    May 28, 2013
    Messages:
    1,116
    @DisneyMom5 Love the new AK outfit. So appropriate and adorable.
     
  13. darnheather

    darnheather DIS Veteran

    Joined:
    May 28, 2013
    Messages:
    1,116
    @smittette Oh my goodness. That is a lot to get done in a short amount of time.
     
  14. DisneyMom5

    DisneyMom5 DIS Veteran

    Joined:
    Nov 11, 2003
    Messages:
    4,570
    Thanks everyone! Is it mean of me that I won't let her wear it till WDW? LOL
    They are very good at trashing outfits...If they trash it at WDW...well, at least we're already there! ;)
     
  15. 4HppyCamprs

    4HppyCamprs DIS Veteran

    Joined:
    Apr 8, 2009
    Messages:
    2,256
    I am so sorry to read that your machine is acting up. I would be in tears too!

    I was almost in tears because my tension was messed up last night and I couldn't figure it out so I dragged out my manual and read though and lo and behold I had both a dull needle and my needle was in backward (flat toward the front not the back of the machine.) fixed now but caused much frustration!

    So my question the dress I am making has a lot of ruffles (for me, a newbie still) and the pattern says to do double rows for gathering which I find I dislike immensely as I prefer a single row to gather. Is there a reason I must do a double row to gather?

    Please and thanks!

    Sent from my iPhone using DISBoards
     
  16. NiniMorris

    NiniMorris DIS Veteran

    Joined:
    Feb 10, 2008
    Messages:
    2,893
    Main reason for double row is insurance. If one row breaks, you have another ready to go. If you pull both of the rows you will get a smoother ruffle.


    Nini
     
  17. 4HppyCamprs

    4HppyCamprs DIS Veteran

    Joined:
    Apr 8, 2009
    Messages:
    2,256
    Thank you for explaining Nini :)
     
  18. ivey_family

    ivey_family Mouseketeer

    Joined:
    Apr 11, 2011
    Messages:
    414
    I'm terribly behind, but I didn't want you to think I fell off the map. :)

    We are currently seriously debating putting our house up for sale and moving about an hour south. IF we can afford to do so, we'd like to build our next house. So, I'm in the midst of decluttering, purging and deep cleaning this house to be ready to show, checking into financing and a builder on the other end, etc. We've had two agents in to give us their spiel. We've got a few things to get repaired, etc. Complete craziness at the moment.

    We'll also be away all next week for "Family Camp" with my parents and all my sibs and their kids.

    Stress!!

    So, all that to say, you may not see me for a bit, but I will be back as soon as I can! I'd miss my sewing support group way too much!

    Hope you all are well, and upcoming trips are tons of fun!

    Regards,
    C.
     
  19. ivey_family

    ivey_family Mouseketeer

    Joined:
    Apr 11, 2011
    Messages:
    414
    Jen - I meant to get back to your comments about the Dana. I'm in no way a svelte body either! 3 pregnancies in 4 years doesn't leave one with a great tummy area. ;) I usually wear a L in shirts, so the way that top fits is just bizarre! I haven't had time to go back and re-work mine yet and sadly probably won't until next summer the way things look.

    I love both of your Dana's, Jen! They really do look nice and flattering! Don't sell yourself short!

    I think, Flora, if you did buy it, you'd want to make the XS or S or it will be too blousy on you!

    Regards,
    C.
     
  20. ivey_family

    ivey_family Mouseketeer

    Joined:
    Apr 11, 2011
    Messages:
    414

    Oh no, Andrea! I'm so sorry to hear this! Prayers for speedy healing! Did you get your house sold??

    Regards,
    C.
     
  21. PrincessMickey

    PrincessMickey Mouseketeer

    Joined:
    Jan 27, 2009
    Messages:
    475
    We need to meet up sometime, I'm in Littleton too!!

    Hope you have a great trip!! It's been super hot this week out here. The baseball game sounds like a lot of fun!
     

Share This Page