A bit OT! Happy scribble! (and a sewing bit!)
- From: Kate Dicey <kate@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Thu, 20 Jul 2006 12:18:11 +0100
Whoo Hoo! Join the celebrations and shine up your best grins: James it going to have a poem he did for a competition published in an anthology of kids rhymes. :D
I got to the end of a seam when the postie came, so I stopped to read the mail and have a coffee. I am so chuffed! I rang school, as he did the competition there, and the head was delighted. She hasn't heard that any of the others got anything back. I'm arranging with them for the certificate to be presented in class.
I just put another concealed zip in, this time using the little Elna Lotus and its zip foot: this is on silk satin with an organza interlining to give it a bit more body. NOT the easiest combination to deal with! BUT I do have to say that it went in a treat, and is the best I've done this summer! And the crepe de chine ones were tricky enough! Just be aware that YOU DO NOT NEED A SPECIAL FOOT to put these zips in! The standard one that comes with the machine will do fine. Just sew slowly and take care! :) The Elna zip foot is on an adjustable slider, so you can position it really close to the needle, which is a great help with the process. The Lily has what feels like millions of needle positions (26 in all, I believe), but the sliding fitting for this foot gives the same effect.
Oh, and the Brother serger just gets better and better the more I use it! Doing perfect neatening of frazzling edges today... It seems to be much faster than I remember from trying it in the shop, and despite the hassles I had getting it sorted for rolling edges the other night, it re-threaded in moments and did perfect neatening without any hitches today, with the same type of polycore thread! Sneaky thing, it was just teasing me!
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