Amber takes a break …

Well!  We are all packed, ready to go on holidays!  Amber, my Singer 421G, finished my swimsuit cover up a few days ago and I’ve packed her up for a little R&R!

I just had to show you the cool stitch that Amber can create, one of many I have yet to discover!

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This fabric is a lovely “Dahlia Jacquard”.  51% polyester 46% cotton and 3% spandex.  It feels soft and comfortable.  I didn’t want the seams to be messy and unfinished on the inside, so I decided to finish them off by folding them to one side and sewing them down with a decorative stitch.  I was happy with the results.

This time I changed the construction order of McCalls M7200 to make it easier to sew the decorative stitch at the seams.

Contrary to the pattern instructions, I sewed the sleeves on first, sewing the seam down with the decorative stitch next and then sewed the side seams up through the sleeve.  (Sophie enjoying my fabric!)

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Time to go now.  It’s going to be a busy day tomorrow.  My sister and I are headed off on holidays.  We are going to try out our swimsuits and new cover ups at the beach.

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Keep an eye out for Instagram photos of our holidays at @nicedressthanksimadeit.

And don’t forget to keep sewing and blogging so I’ll have something to read on the beach!

Happy Sewing!

 

18 thoughts on “Amber takes a break …

  1. It’s lovely. Amber did a beautiful job. Have a great time in Mexico! Send us lots of photos of you and Rose lying on the beach under a big umbrella, enjoying drinks stuffed with pineapples and maraschino cherries!!

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    • Thanks! It is being put to good use every day! I think the experts would say that my flat felled seam was one turn incomplete, but it’s close. I didn’t tuck the long side over the short side. I just leaned the long side over the short and sewed. I didn’t want to claim a perfect flat felled seam! 😃👍

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