Doesn’t look like much, does it? I’ve been tossing silver coins and pound coins into an old glass vase that sits on a table by my sewing machine. I finally decided to empty them out. There was enough to order this:
What could it be? What could it BE?
This beauty came pre-threaded:
Five minutes after taking it out of the box, I had this:
Is it looking okay to you? Anything obvious that I’m missing?
I chose the Brother 1034D because Peter raves about it at Male Pattern Boldness and there seem to be lots of people on Sewing Pattern Review who like it. Oh, and it’s at the affordable end of the market. I ordered it direct from Brother UK for the three-year warranty.
I’ll let you know how I get on. Pre-threading is all well and good until a thread snaps. Any top tips for places to buy interlocker thread from? I love Walthamstow market, but cheap thread makes me nervous.
Get yourself a glass vase and throw some coins in there. Who knows what the sewing fairy will bring you…
My work for the evening: a second toile of the Gertie’s Bombshell Dress bodice.
Top Tip! Can you see where I’ve snipped into the seam allowance around the bottom of this toile? This allows the fabric to spread over your hips so that the bodice sits on your body much more true to form. This means that no unsightly wrinkles and folds bunching up from your hips will mislead you about the fit.
My bodice was too small. There’s 0% ease and then there’s 0% ease! I’ve let it out at several seams and now want to tweak the fit immediately under the bust. I also want to make the bust shell deeper for modesty’s sake and take it in a bit at the top of the sides. Keeping up?! In short, I need to transfer my adjustments to my paper pattern and recut.
What fun! Seriously. I’m not kidding. What fun!