9210 Progress

I have managed to stick to my guns and keep working on this, even with the new pattern sitting on my sewing table, calling to me. I’ve finished the bodice and ready to start on the skirt. Since my Pfaff still hasn’t gone into the shop, I’m working with the Babylock. While not a great garment machine, it is a state-of-the-art embroidery machine. I’ve had this thing for 4 years and beside the stacks of lace ornaments for the church bazaar, I’ve used the embroidery features exactly three times, including this dress. For some reason, the only time I think to use the embroidery is when I The Babylock out as a replacement for the Pfaff. I really need more practice. I’m not happy with the placement of the design, but I only had enough white fabric for the tester, then the actual collar. It’s not horrible, just not ideal.

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About andreahg

I'm a stay-at-home wife and mom to two boys, a cat and two rough collies. I love to sew and knit with vintage patterns, primarly from the WWII era.
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2 Responses to 9210 Progress

  1. Janel says:

    I love the embroidery design. 🙂

    I’m learning too. What my girlfriend does is to the sew the design on the fabric before she cuts it out. She does a general “in place” placement and uses the actual cutting out to make the final placement. It’s how I did my first piece and it worked really well.

    hth

  2. andreahg says:

    I drew the pattern piece on the fabric, but while stretching the hoop, I displaced it. It would have been fine if I wasn’t use spare scraps for the facing, then I could have just moved it.

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