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Oh, the sweet feel of success. - Melodramatic, corsetted mistress of the obscure
March 19th, 2007
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Oh, the sweet feel of success.
A line of stitching GREATLY increases the paints' adhesion. Yay! And the flat paint that was kind of pushed through the weave (as if with a paint brush, rather than just poured on) is pretty well stuck to the paper underneath. This is good (the silver fabric is currently Wonderundered to the sleeves' base fabric). Need to remember to pick up some fine, ball-point needles, however, because standard needles snag the heck out of this silver fabric.

I forgot to mention another first. I altered a basic sleeve pattern to add elbow ease. And my muslin says I seem to have gotten it right. Yay!

Today may well involve deciding the top line of the overskirt (hard to call it a waistband when it won't be at the waist) and then figure out how to add the bridal trim without puckering the fabric. Is that what the 'Sulky Stablizer' I see at Hancocks is for?


This project has been very empowering, what with all the new things and overcoming challenges, and I wouldn't even of thought of it on my own. Thanks, auroraceleste

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From:(Anonymous)
Date:March 19th, 2007 01:44 pm (UTC)
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Sulky Stabilizer is for backing machine embroidery, but it might work for that, too.
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From:geekmom
Date:March 19th, 2007 01:45 pm (UTC)
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Stupid LJ logouts.
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From:solan_t
Date:March 19th, 2007 01:50 pm (UTC)
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Stupid LJ logouts.

Gotta love it!


Does that stuff stick to the fabric, or rely on an embroidery hoop or something?
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From:geekmom
Date:March 19th, 2007 02:43 pm (UTC)
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There are different varieties that do different things. Some of it relies on the embroidery hoop. Some of it is sticky back. Some of it tears away with stitching. Some of it is cut away.
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From:auroraceleste
Date:March 19th, 2007 02:38 pm (UTC)
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What's the trim? My favorite method is to fuse it on with a line of hem tape (I guess that's my version of wonder-under, I LOVE hem tape) and then tack down any loose spots. Gives a much smoother adhesion than sewing, IMO, especially for ribbon trims.
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From:solan_t
Date:March 19th, 2007 02:47 pm (UTC)
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It's a couple of those 'embroidery on tulle' things with sequins and beads and stuff.
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From:darkgaze2002
Date:March 19th, 2007 06:32 pm (UTC)
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I'd try hand basting it on myself, and I hate hand sewing. But really, with the tulle backing it will be the eastiest, the tulle IMO is easily torn if snagged. Even a quick whip stitch around the outer edge a key threads in the center to hold in a little better will work. Try ResQ tape as a basting agent to hold it in place while you work, or HF carries a true basting tape that is water solouble and is sticky on each side. Can't remember the name of it right off the top of my head.
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From:solan_t
Date:March 19th, 2007 06:38 pm (UTC)
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I did plan to hand stitch it down, but I am worried about the fabric being so thin and getting puckers from thread tension. I may not be able to avoid it.
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From:awelkin
Date:March 19th, 2007 11:55 pm (UTC)
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Projects that stretch us can be aggravating from time to time, but they can, in the long run, be very gratifying. :)

Catherine
From:starstraf
Date:March 26th, 2007 01:00 pm (UTC)
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sounds like you have accieved a new level of costuming - hopefully conquest will benefit..?..
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From:solan_t
Date:March 26th, 2007 01:13 pm (UTC)
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Maybe!
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