|It's about time!|
|It's hard to tell, but there's silver thread in there.|
|Pattern layout, on the new (adjustable height) table|
|Gratuitous crotch shot|
They were incredibly easy to put together, although I managed to spectacularly flub the zipper insertion. Cause I got skills.
|FAIL action shot|
|Close enough for government work, as they say|
|Bam! Baby got back. For days.|
I sewed these entirely on my new toy, a Janome 4030P (the P is for "pink" - this was a special model for breast cancer awareness). Which I love. LOVE. I want to run away to the coast with it and buy it presents. I pet it and sing it lullabies at night. It reminds me - in all the best ways - of my workhorse Kenmore that I started sewing with umpteen years ago.
That machine would have sewn through aluminum siding if I wanted; I toted that sweet baby with me from college dorm rooms, apartments, and couch surfing, up until the metal housing that worked the needle up and down finally cracked after almost 15 years of abu...I mean heavy use.
|Janome, I <3 you|
|Threading guide. Apparently, only a suggestion.|
Plus, it's pink and I think it's adorable. Now, if pink isn't your thing, it is offered as the DC4030, no pink faceplate. Although I think it's discontinued. But that's what the internet is for.
|Look at those sexy, accessible inner workings. Take that, Viking!|
See that lever with "2, 1, 0"? That's to adjust the pressure foot pressure. Aw, yeah. Momma like. Momma also likes the ability to open that up and actually clean the inside. No Viking I've used or could remotely afford has that.
So that's it for now. I have my linen maxi dress halfway done - things at the Stitchery have been in a state of mild upheaval recently and I haven't been able to sit down and work. Hopefully that will be remedied soon and I will have a lovely new dress post soon - I'm having machine withdrawals!