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27 October 2011 @ 08:30 am
Since AKICOLJ, I have two questions to ask you

Have you sewed tulle before? Seam in the usual fashion and press, or just overlap the layers and zigzag? I did the crinoline last year seam and press, but it seems as if it was a lot of work for no reason. I'm sewing a princess here...

Tell me your favorite sappy schmoopy love songs. Stuff like Magnet & Steel or Bruno Mars' Count On Me No angst this time, please.
chemm80chemm80 on October 27th, 2011 02:25 pm (UTC)
1)I had to google your acronym. The best answer came up on an old newsgroup page.

2)It's been years since I sewed, but i used to make those frilly Daisy Kingdom dresses for my daughter and they had the big fluffy skirts. I know the tulle was gathered onto the skirt, but I don't recall there being a lot of pressing. That sounds like a PIA. I guess that's not much help. I'm going to say that it was just stitched straight onto the skirt with the raw edge left out (since it doesn't ravel), no turning the edge under (I think that's what you're asking?)

3)I kind of love Magnet and Steel even though the lyrics are dumb, really, when you think about it. It's probably gonna be going through my head all day now. Also, there's Beth, which I guess might be more sad than sappy, actually. What else?...how about Feels Like Home to Me (Bonnie Raitt), Learning to Fall (Chickenfoot), Spin (Lifehouse), Total Eclipse of the Heart, Unchained Melody (Righteous Brothers). Also, I listen to so much country now that those have to come up: Brad Paisley's Then, Someday Soon (I like the old Judy Collins version, but Suzy Boguss wasn't bad), When You Say Nothing At All (Keith Whitley and/or Allison Krauss). Those probably aren't remotely what you were looking for, but I find of the 750-some songs on my iPod, very few are sappy. I'm not so sentimental as I used to be, lol.
beadslutbeadslut on October 27th, 2011 04:29 pm (UTC)
Sorry - It's in regular use on parts of my flist.

This is 4Xwidth of underskirt to make it poof, so you (sadly) have to sew those seams. I am actually just bitching to bitch, I made a crinoline for Winprom last year, and I detest tulle sewing on account of it.

Yup. Dumb dumb dumb. But they were meant to be.

Beth _is_ too sad, and I can't hear it without breaking into a rash, anyway. I don't have the Bonnie Raitt track *pokes iTunes with a stick* neither do they, Oh! From Faust. Good song. Someday Soon is an alltime favorite, but - I'll email you, then you'll understand exactly what I mean.

I have a track for you off Justin (Del Amitri) Currie's most recent album "Not so Sentimental Any More" *rubs hands together*
Mymuseandimymuseandi on October 27th, 2011 04:12 pm (UTC)
Er, for your first request/help, I don't sew. I don't know what a tulle or a crinoline, so sorry about that.

For the second one, I was listening to I finally found Someone by Bryan Adams and Barbra Streisand, and I know how the River Feels by Ty Herndon (Blame calamitycrow for that LOL) and these are the sappy ones i can think of. :)
beadslutbeadslut on October 27th, 2011 04:33 pm (UTC)
:-D A crinoline is like a petticoat (think 50's and poodle skirts) and is often made of tulle which is a soft netting fabric. Yeah, no reason for you to know that, except I needed it for winprom last year.

Oh, those might work. *goes to listen* Thank you!
cindy: the dean show - sam's music blisstsuki_no_bara on October 27th, 2011 05:19 pm (UTC)
what's akicolj mean?

i'm not sure how sappy or schmoopy it is, but lick the tins' cover of can't help falling in love is one of my favoritest love songs. it's kind of irish popfolk - there's a pennywhistle. :D it's very, very cute.
beadslutbeadslut on October 27th, 2011 05:32 pm (UTC)
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Yeah? Sounds promising. I've never heard of Lick the Tins - local to you?
cindy: cm - physics magic (by notimetothink)tsuki_no_bara on October 27th, 2011 05:41 pm (UTC)
aha! and also, true. the flist knows all.

i think they're from ireland. when i get home i'll upload the song for you. it's on the soundtrack for some kind of wonderful, if that gives you an idea of its age. (i have said soundtrack on cassette. which also might give you an idea of its age. ahem.)
beadslutbeadslut on October 27th, 2011 06:44 pm (UTC)
:-D I'd like that, thanks.