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Thursday, 28 September 2017

A New Sewing Machine

I am excited about getting a new sewing machine for my birthday. It will be a Singer C440 like the one in the video above.

As I start using it, I am hopeful that all the new features will be easy to use.  It is several steps up on the machine I already have so I expect it will be challenging for me while I get used to it.

I have watched the video several times and find it very good to follow. I won't say 'easy' but everything is strange to start with, isn't it.

Looking forward to showing you what I make with it soon.

Thursday, 21 September 2017

Vivienne Dress for one/two year old

I just finished this Vivienne dress for my grand-daughter. It is all cotton, fully lined and this time, with sleeves.

If you want to make it for yourself you can find the pattern here or just click on the Frocks and Frolics button on the right hand side panel.

The dress has a circular skirt of 2 metres, which is great for a 'spin'.
This pattern is not just for little girls. It is for big girls too. The pattern is available for all ages to adult size (just) and comes in a variety of guises: circular skirt, box pleat skirt etc. with or without sleeves and all from one pattern. It's a real gem.

Here is the video which shows you how to make it up (although it does come with instructions too).

I'd love to see what variations you come up with?

Happy sewing!

Monday, 4 September 2017

How to sew in an invisible zip.

This was the best video I found to teach you how to sew in a perfect invisible zip. The video is quite long, but it is well worth watching it to the very end.

Good luck when you try your first one. You will find this video very helpful, I am sure.