Any day now my brand new Brother 2340CV will show up on my doorstep and I can’t wait. I will rip off that packaging like a kid opens presents on Christmas morning. I have wanted a coverstitch for a long time now. My frustrations with hemming knits have run high. I just can’t seem to get the twin needle method to work for me and they always come undone in the laundry. Annoying!
But no more, my friends, because I ordered that beautiful machine this week and received the shipping notification last night. At first, I dithered as to whether I should get the Janome 1000CP or the Brother 2340CV. I had heard good things about both machines, but the fact that I could not order the Janome online and I could with the Brother was stroke in favor of the Brother 2340CV. What really clinched it for me though was Belinda’s testimonial on PatternReview.com when I asked for opinions on the sewing machine section on the message board. Belinda has one and loves it. Since I got a rave review from someone who’s knit sewing I admire and I could get a relatively good deal online, I just went for it. It also doesn’t hurt that I already love my other Brother machine, the 1034D serger.
In other sewing news, I am contemplating making this Burda top, 06-2009-109, next in a sweater knit. I like this silhouette on me for some reason. It seems counter-intuitive with a large bust, but I do like it. In fact, I bought a sweater in brown today that had a similar silhouette from Ann Taylor for this weekend. Jack and I are going to the Catskills.
What do you think?
Happy sewing everyone!