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Is sewing Lycra a bugger?

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KatyMac Wed 19-Oct-11 22:10:27

Do I need to do anything special?

Different thread or tension or something?

TIA

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dawntigga Thu 20-Oct-11 09:06:50

Yes. Be careful not to stretch the fabric whilst sewing. If you aren't using a serger/overlocker use a stretch needle and the Threads article UPT linked to is very good.

HasACoverStitcherForThisNowTiggaxx

KatyMac Thu 20-Oct-11 09:54:10

I am seriously considering NOT doing this

So sorry - but thanks for the advise - which I will store for if I am silly enough to think about this again

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KatyMac Thu 20-Oct-11 10:22:55

There are now 3 complicated threads on this

DD is a pain

NorksAreMessy Fri 21-Oct-11 21:44:06

What do you need to sew? I am curiouser and curiouser

NorksAreMessy Fri 21-Oct-11 21:47:05

OK, Katy, I have been cheeky and looked at your profile.

That DD of yours is totally gorgeous, and whatever she wants, she should have. What a star!

KatyMac Fri 21-Oct-11 22:01:53

I found a dress!!!

Umm Thanks blush

It's part of her birthday present

NorksAreMessy Fri 21-Oct-11 22:05:59

Gorgeous.
The swirl factor is the important bit.
The 'not having to make it yourself factor is also pretty high!

KatyMac Fri 21-Oct-11 22:08:48

I thought so

I'm going to have it couriered I think it's a bit more expensive but will arrive sooner

I am officially lazy

NorksAreMessy Fri 21-Oct-11 22:21:36

I reiterate my post of 21.47.05
She is gorgeous, talented and knows what she wants!

KatyMac Fri 21-Oct-11 22:31:38

grin & she just passed a 5 week trial for Ballet school

NorksAreMessy Fri 21-Oct-11 22:46:59

Oooh, that is sooooo exciting.
Def. Needs that dress, in that case

KatyMac Fri 21-Oct-11 22:58:23

That's what I thought

Definitely a new dress

NorksAreMessy Fri 21-Oct-11 23:27:59

Good luck to DD, what does she have to do?

KatyMac Fri 21-Oct-11 23:41:47

Lots of hard work.....

She has 3 ompetitions coming up (not Ballet, Ballroom) & I need to decide if we 'jewel' it or if she just wears it plain

Which is hard, the shape & flow are wonderful & the colour is superb with her skin & hair, but jewelling is traditional

NorksAreMessy Fri 21-Oct-11 23:43:45

But if everybody else is jewelled.....and your DD is a jewel all by herself, you might get away with it.

Jewels in her hair?

KatyMac Fri 21-Oct-11 23:50:51

I thought (red) flowers in her hair plus random crystals
Crystal necklace or diamonte chocker (depending upon which looks better with the neckline)
Largish earrings
and maybe long black gloves..........

DH will be in black trousers & red shirt (if it matches) and a black shirt if it doesn't

Previous photos (lots of latin only 1 ballroom)

pic 1
pic 2
pic 3
pic 4

ballroom

But if ou look at other pics on the site they are very ott (esp latin)

KatyMac Sat 22-Oct-11 09:14:04

Aaarrrgggghhh it won't be here in time - nightmare

KatyMac Sat 22-Oct-11 17:46:29

I've started

<gulp>

KatyMac Sat 22-Oct-11 22:17:33

& I have finished

Pictures of a very unhappy DD on profile

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