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16-05-2013
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After not having sown since I was a child I have taken up sewing again.

My first project was this dress. Not too easy to see in these pictures but the shape is really flattering.
Great job, I like the dress, looks very comfy and elegant.

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Great job, I like the dress, looks very comfy and elegant.
Thx a lot it really is.

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For my suit I had this inspiration from Chanel and the result is pretty good if I may say so:

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That suit looks really great! May I ask you what pattern you used?


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Couple of weeks ago I made this wool boucle winter dress. I have to fancy it up with a nice brooch or some pearl necklace.

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^Thanks! At the moment I'm battling a silk blouse, hair pulling fabric.

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The other day I made a pencil skirt and I narrowed the lower half, but the fabric started to pucker at the side seams. Does anyone have any ideas why? TIA!

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The other day I made a pencil skirt and I narrowed the lower half, but the fabric started to pucker at the side seams. Does anyone have any ideas why? TIA!
Could be the tension is wrong on the sewing machine, that's the usual cause, what fabric is it you're using for it?

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Could be the tension is wrong on the sewing machine, that's the usual cause, what fabric is it you're using for it?
I first noticed it with my boucle dress (upper leg area), but also on my leather skirt. The side seams are perfect centered so that's not the problem. What would you do with the tension?

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I first noticed it with my boucle dress (upper leg area), but also on my leather skirt. The side seams are perfect centered so that's not the problem. What would you do with the tension?
Loosen the tension if it's a thick fabric and tighten it if it's a thin fabric, sometimes, if the puckering is mild, you can literally just iron it lightly and the puckering with come out

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^Thanks Crying Diamonds, I will try your suggestion.

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I am in awe of your sewing skills Nymphaea! Everything looks so beautiful!

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I am in awe of your sewing skills Nymphaea! Everything looks so beautiful!
Thank you dear! It's a new hobby since 2 years and I enjoy it very much.

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I am thinking of upgrading my sewing machine. Do you guys have any recommendation (which brand/series...should I get)?

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I am thinking of upgrading my sewing machine. Do you guys have any recommendation (which brand/series...should I get)?
What do you have at the moment?
Difficult to answer because it's in the details you want. I have only home sewing machines: Pfaff Select (couple of years old), Bernina (about 25 years old) and Husqvarna (45 years old). The older ones have a much nicer enigine and are very sturdy. The new Pfaff sounds very plastic but has a better ruler and some other details like Integrated Dual Transportation (after working a time with it I question it's extra comfort, you can do without I think) and automatic buttonholes, but they are not even (I'm very picky about details), my Husqvarna has the nicest buttonholes. Also if you buy a more expensive machine, you'll almost only get for extra are more stitch options.
I'm curious what others think and how about industrial machines?

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