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Thursday, March 24, 2011

Well I goofed again

I goofed again by playing the memory game. I was thinking the Grace Kelly was capped sleeved and now that I'm here posting my pictures it has sleeves. Not a huge deal will just have to take my sleeves apart and sew on some. I always say I'm going to print the picture and hang it as I'm sewing but I never do.

I have four machines going right now. Two with blue and two with black. My fabric for the blue isn't coming in until Friday so I moved to the other dress. I was going to do all the lining and boning but as airheaded as I've been lately I'm going to do one at a time. Keeping track of six different sizes I can see myself doing a oh oh somewhere down the line. Most of them are cut. Just not the chiffon for two skirts and the bodices, plus the lining for the one bodice.

The satin I am using for the Grace Kelly dress is so nice. Thick so thick it has broken two needles. It has just the right amount of sheen to it too. I think I need to deepen the back of it too.
One of the big reasons I blog is because as soon as I do I see my mistakes and what changes need to be done. I thought I was going to post I completed the bodice today but no such luck. Tomorrow is another day.

It is weird to work with the different machines. I am so use to my cheap brother and Riccar Serger. I hate threading my other Serger. It is elna. Let's just say I have to use tweezers to thread it. I got it at a garage sale for $20.00, but it didn't work so I invested $200.00 into it to have it fixed. The sewing guy said it was a great machine and worth the investment. He thought he could resale it for $600.00. That seemed high to me but I'm not the expert. My spare straight stitch is a Singer my Aunt gave me. I like it, but am loyal to my Brother. What kind of machines do you all use? Feel free to post them here.


  1. I have a Riccar sewing machine and Singer Creative Touch 1036. The Riccar looks and sews just like an old Bernina I use in sewing class. I prefer the older sewing machines versus the new ones with all of the bells and whistles. I don't have a serger (and rarely serge), but I do use the Bernina sergers they have in sewing class.

    Your garments are absolutely beautiful!

  2. Thanks learningnewtricks!

    My machines are older too. Not sure how old except my Brother Machine which I purchased in 2004. They aren't vintage but don't have computerized stuff in them.