Thursday, April 9, 2009
OK, progress is being made on the top. I'm just too scared to use the twin needle again, so the hem still awaits attention.
I'm no knit guru, but last time I sewed 2 way stretch I had the nous to use a walking foot. This time, in my impatience to use my new machine I launched in, completely forgetting the vice like grip of the presser foot as it drags itself over knit. Be careful what you wish for eh? I did say, I wanted a feed dog with some bite.
I did remember though, about the importance of aforementioned walking foot, after it had completely puckered the bias on the cross over parts of the front neck line. Of course in my desire to do it properly I had used a twin needle, a microscopic stitch length and perfectly matching thread. Result: unpicking hell.
I had the good sense to quit before I could take to it with my newly sharpened scissors and headed over to Elle's blog to enjoy the vicarious thrill of someone taking the time to do things properly. Then I visited Diana's blog, to share in a little unpicking camaraderie.
Today it's back and still jibbery puckery but I can live with that. The hem will be tricky, as that littl' eel "never let go" foot drags itself crosswise over fabric with 100% stretch one can only imagine the tsunami to follow.