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Keep It Simple!

Most of us sewers do have plenty of projects going on at the same time (and a bunch of UFO’s= Un-Finished Objects). It sometimes feels like the end result will get even better if the project “rests” a little bit, I think that’s quite common. Because sometimes it takes a bit of figuring out how to decorate or how to put it all together. I am certain that is why I have a few things going on at the same time! To be honest, I have not yet finished the checkered dress, but I desperately wanted to have a new dress, what do I do?

Of course I sew a new dress, but I did keep it extremely simple. I used a Burda Pattern# 7580 that I like a lot. The fabric made all the difference this time. A wool fabric, it has lace on one side and a plain grey color on the backside. Fantastic fabric and I used it like you can see on the pictures. 

I did use the grey backside as a décor on the edges of the sleeves, neckline and the hem of the dress. Stitched in place with a three step zigzag 7 mm wide, using the B-Foot. B-Foot is the best to use for this purpose as it has a groove underneath which accommodate the stitch and therefore it is also feeding the fabric better. Too warm? No, not too bad as it is short sleeves on the dress.

I’m “sew” happy with my new dress, and I have already decided to make a second one, as it was so quick.

A new design collection has been launched for the Texture Hoop! I know there are many of you who have been waiting for this. The texture hoop is such a creative tool. Very much outside the box! I love it. Please take a look at the new HUSQVARNA VIKING® Design Collection #231, “Textured Quilting II”. There are Christmas ornament designs, quilting embroideries, endless embroideries and the fun option to decorate the embroideries using ribbons and fabric. 

Next week I will share some fun things, come back to see what it is! And Halloween is coming up!

Happy Sewing


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  1. Posted 18 December, 2011 at 11:10 | Permalink

    I like this web blog its a master peace ! .

  2. Posted 5 January, 2012 at 01:05 | Permalink

    Actual good design and style as well as great articles, hardly any different we demand: Deborah.

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    Lena Kantis
    I have my office in Sweden, but I do also travel worldwide to teach and to share the Joy of Sewing. The Sew Fun! blog, is sharing all the latest HUSQVARNA VIKING® news, regarding all our sewing products. Lot of inspiration, videos, and pictures for you to get inspired by! Happy Sewing!

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