Wednesday, June 30, 2021

WIP Wednesday- the sewing version.

I decided I needed to take action and try and get myself out of this low mood funk, life's too short to mope about. I decided I would  plan activities for the weekend ahead that could be done even if the weathers wet. 

One of the things I've not done for a while is sew. I have a stash of fabrics and loads of patterns so its seemed a good idea to pull them out and have a look. This is what I ended up with.


I have no idea where the fabric came from its a terry fabric so is stretchy. The pattern I have had for a  while and have made the CoCo dress previously. I love Tilly and the buttons patterns , so easy to follow. The pattern is already cut and the fabric has been pre washed so I'm good to go. The pattern also includes directions for a shorter version which I'm going to do rather than a dress.

Using stretch fabric has always been really scary to me, and, as I had a little money left to me in my step mothers will I decided to put some of it to good use and buy one of these


  I have wanted one for ages but just couldn't bring myself to buy more gadgets, until now. 

It's a Janome 8002DG . I spent a while researching what would be the best for a new to over-lockers sewer and this came up. I have been on a over-locker course before but it was a while ago and I remember being very scared of the threading process. This one is colour coded and the videos I watched make it seem relatively easy to thread. Fingers crossed I manage it. This one does come pre threaded so it should be good to go straight from the box. I ordered this yesterday and it came first thing this morning, now I have to sit here and work all day whilst waiting to open it later.

I'm really excited to start sewing again, I have some lovely fabrics and some great patterns so could update my wardrobe at no cost!

6 comments:

  1. Oooh, how exciting. It's nice to treat yourself to something you've wanted for a long time with money that's been left to you. Looking forward to seeing how you get on with it.

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    1. Thanks Jo, I think i'm going to leave it until the weekend when I'm not tired and can focus on it!

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  2. It will be interesting to know how you get on with the sewing machine and what you make. I was wearing a tunic top similar to your pattern yesterday.

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    1. I've made the weekend the sewing weekend so will let you know how it goes!

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  3. I'll be honest, it has taken me a good two years or more to get comfortable with my over-locker. And yes, the threading can be a bear.

    What's worked for me is remembering that you ALWAYS have to thread from right to left. And when the lower looper goes bat-sh*t crazy, actually the quickest way to get back sewing again is pull all the threads out and start completely from scratch.

    Mine is the janome 6234XL but I suspect the threading is very similar. Good luck.

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