Slow but sure
Who are these people who whip up a dress in two days??? Do you work on them non-stop for 48 hour stretches??? Do you sew at warp speed?
I have been working steadily on my NL 6067 in the most delicious silk from Elliott Berman. To refresh your memories, here is the pattern picture.
I cut it out on Thursday, started sewing on Friday night, then Saturday morning and Saturday evening, and then both Sunday morning and evening. And what do I have to show for all that work? Only the shell and the lining with facing so far. People, they’re not even sewn to each other yet!!! Am I the slowest sewist ever? ARGH!!!!
In other sewing news though…
I. LOVE. MY. SINGER. FEATHERWEIGHT.
It sews like a dream. I love manipulating the stitch length. There’s something so satisfying about working with a metal machine that is a machine, rather than pushing buttons on a plastic computer sewing machine. The stitch is gorgeous. It’s so satisfying to sew on the Featherweight in fact, that I don’t know if I will ever go back to the Viking Emerald. Well, maybe I will when I need to sew with a zigzag stitch or want to have two machines set up for different color threads or top-stitching, etc. But definitely, my Featherweight will be numero uno. Thanks again Peter for getting me over my Singer Featherweight hump!
Here’s a couple of sneak peeks on my progress so far.