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Ladies Sewing Circle And Terrorist Society:

 76 blackcat, Wed, 2nd Feb '11 9:34:09 PM Relationship Status: A cockroach, nothing can kill it.
yes.
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 77 Madrugada, Wed, 2nd Feb '11 10:14:38 PM Relationship Status: In season
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Sure. The more the merrier.
'He strutted across the bedroom, his hard manhood pointing the way' sounds like he owns a badly named seeing-eye dog. 'Sit, Hard Manhood!
 78 Leigh Sabio, Thu, 3rd Feb '11 9:26:03 PM from Love party!
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Although sewing is something I want to learn to do.
"All pain is a punishment, and every punishment is inflicted for love as much as for justice." — Joseph De Maistre.
 79 Ori Doodle, Thu, 3rd Feb '11 9:33:29 PM from Tracking Down My Nemesis Relationship Status: Sharing a spaghetti noodle
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I am so having Sewing machine guilt haven't touched it in three months. :(
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 80 blackcat, Fri, 4th Feb '11 12:23:18 PM Relationship Status: A cockroach, nothing can kill it.
Those effing sleeeves are set.
Love extends the boundaries of what people can accept, but don't depend on it.
@Ori: Same. I haven't had time for the sewing group this term, and am rather working on several other kinds of machines in my spare time.
 82 blackcat, Thu, 10th Feb '11 11:15:58 AM Relationship Status: A cockroach, nothing can kill it.
Greetings all sewing terrorists: I am going to impart sage and wise knowledge that I have gained through mine own labor.

When setting parallel vertical rows of trim on a garment, say a red wool wrapper from hell, if the form you are using is crooked and the trim looks straight, it is indeed crooked. Thank god for basting.
Love extends the boundaries of what people can accept, but don't depend on it.
 83 Madrugada, Thu, 10th Feb '11 11:31:10 AM Relationship Status: In season
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Ohhhhhhhhhh, 'cat. I'm so sorry. Are you going to throw a party when you finish the red wool wrapper from hell?
'He strutted across the bedroom, his hard manhood pointing the way' sounds like he owns a badly named seeing-eye dog. 'Sit, Hard Manhood!
 84 blackcat, Thu, 10th Feb '11 11:51:19 AM Relationship Status: A cockroach, nothing can kill it.
Yes, yes I am. A very loud and rowdy one.

I only have to reset two rows on one side, and only one of those is already stitched. I am going to use a compass, a ruler, a measuring tape, a protractor, a microscope and a particle beam when I reset them.
Love extends the boundaries of what people can accept, but don't depend on it.
 85 blackcat, Wed, 16th Mar '11 8:25:59 AM Relationship Status: A cockroach, nothing can kill it.
A concrete dress
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 86 shimaspawn, Wed, 16th Mar '11 8:35:43 AM from Here and Now Relationship Status: In your bunk
That's kind of odd. I do needlepoint. Really tiny elaborate stitch work. I also do embroidery. I keep wanting to swap talents with someone who actually sews, but I can't seem to find any who can sew well.
Reality is that, which when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away.

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I took fashion design in school this year but we do more sewing than fashion. Right now we're working on a tote bag, and I can't wait to show it off when it's done. When I crochet I tend to not finish my projects but this year I've been so excited with the items I'm making and finishing (for a grade, no less, haha).
bye
 88 blackcat, Wed, 23rd Mar '11 7:00:43 AM Relationship Status: A cockroach, nothing can kill it.
[up] Fashion and sewing are inseparable. Designing something without understanding how things go together can create a whole bunch of headaches. I had a student once who was in a design competition but didn't know about darts. It rocked his world when he found out.
Love extends the boundaries of what people can accept, but don't depend on it.
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Oh, I understand. But most of the girls (including me) thought it really would be more on fashion and learning about the clothes rather than sewing things like pillows and tote bags like Home Ec. I don't mind, but yeah.

Really, darts? o__o
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I have never touched a needle in my life. But I'm very interested in the terrorist activities of this society. Any lovely ladies up for making some Molotov cocktails?
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 91 Ori Doodle, Mon, 13th Feb '12 6:02:17 PM from Tracking Down My Nemesis Relationship Status: Sharing a spaghetti noodle
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Reviving this thread for a question: my sewing machine is acting kinda funny. every 3-5 minutes of straight seaming, the needle jams. it's as if something is pulling the needle off kilter somehow. the only way to fix is to take out the bobbin, and pull out the thing that holds the bobbin. Neeld itself looks straight.

Whats the consensus: is my thread tension too tight? too loose? have i borked my machine completely?
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 92 Madrugada, Mon, 13th Feb '12 6:48:32 PM Relationship Status: In season
Zzzzzzzzzz
Sounds like your bobbin race (the widget that holds the bobbin) may be gefracked. It could have a burr on it, have some tiny part knocked skew-haw, or simply be clogged with lint. Best bet is probably to take the machine in for a checkup.

Sorry about all those technical terms[lol]

edited 13th Feb '12 6:59:28 PM by Madrugada

'He strutted across the bedroom, his hard manhood pointing the way' sounds like he owns a badly named seeing-eye dog. 'Sit, Hard Manhood!
 93 Ori Doodle, Wed, 15th Feb '12 12:49:33 PM from Tracking Down My Nemesis Relationship Status: Sharing a spaghetti noodle
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Ok i guess I'll do that. Luckily, the sewing and vacuum shop is just around the corner. Thanks maddie!
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 94 Gabrael, Mon, 11th Jun '12 8:41:25 PM Relationship Status: They can't hide forever. We've got satellites.
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I am a uterus bearer who sews and is centering her graduate studies on terrorism (accidently)...I have found my place! evil grin
 95 Gabrael, Sat, 29th Sep '12 11:33:20 PM Relationship Status: They can't hide forever. We've got satellites.
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Necroing the thread to ask a sewing question:

I have a velvet jacket with what I understand to be puffed or melon sleeves. The sleeves would fit fine if not for the elastic in the bottom hem that is just impossible to loosen. I was wondering if making a slight cut to release the elastic, then just draw-stringing a matching velvet ribbon through would be fine or if there could be another solution to the problem.

Here is the best clip art I could get of the sleeve, sorry, I don't have the means to take a picture of the actual jacket now:

http://sewing.craftgossip.com/tutorial-adapt-a-basic-sleeve-pattern-to-create-different-sleeve-styles/2010/08/28/

edited 29th Sep '12 11:34:43 PM by Gabrael

 96 Madrugada, Sat, 29th Sep '12 11:35:08 PM Relationship Status: In season
Zzzzzzzzzz
That should work fine.
'He strutted across the bedroom, his hard manhood pointing the way' sounds like he owns a badly named seeing-eye dog. 'Sit, Hard Manhood!
 97 Morwen Edhelwen, Sun, 30th Sep '12 2:46:01 AM from Sydney, Australia
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Hi everyone.
The road goes ever on. -Tolkien
 98 Madrugada, Sun, 30th Sep '12 5:17:46 AM Relationship Status: In season
Zzzzzzzzzz
Hi, Morwen.
'He strutted across the bedroom, his hard manhood pointing the way' sounds like he owns a badly named seeing-eye dog. 'Sit, Hard Manhood!
 99 Morwen Edhelwen, Sun, 30th Sep '12 4:27:32 PM from Sydney, Australia
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I'm turning 19 tomorrow (over here it's October already)
The road goes ever on. -Tolkien
 100 Gabrael, Sun, 30th Sep '12 4:37:16 PM Relationship Status: They can't hide forever. We've got satellites.
A Polar Bear Named Gabrael
Happy Birthday!
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