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Sewing and embroidering this week!

To get to know the overlock practise on simple things, like making a T-shirt, sweater or pyjamas pants, Athina my youngest daughter, sew a pair of pyjamas trousers in flannel. She found that it was both easy and very nice to sew them on the overlock machine.It was her very first try on the overlock machine. My oldest daughter Johanna loves to sew on the overlock machine and she knows how to thread it too. To help you, if you ever run into trouble, we have put the overlock threading instructions on the web:      

Click here to come to the threading guides  

A silk pyjamas is one of the projects I have started. I have soon finished the trousers. I will only add the elastic and stitch the hem before I am done. I think it is a lovely color, “raspberry red”.  My plan is to sew a monogram on the pocket of the shirt. It is very lightweight, and it will look good when I wear it. I will bring it next weekend when I travel to London. (secret mission!) 

I did find more things in my basement, some old skirts that my mother sew when I was 15. The skirt is cut as a circle and it was fun to find that the same pattern was included in the new patterns magazines released this month in Europe. It might be due to the fact that the musical “Grease” is very popular in London and Stockholm now. My sister and I did have the same kind of skirt in yellow, but in different prints as you can see in the picture below.  

 

Lately I have been working on a lot of secret projects at work. I am excited and will share more with you a bit later, but I can tell you I am running the embroidery machine 10 hours a day at work with wonderful embroideries. All these embroideries will be included in marketing material later this year. Below you can see the fabric to one of the embroidery projects I am working on. I have embroidered on my HUSQVARNA VIKING® DESIGNER DIAMOND™ sewing and embroidery machine. It will end up as a vest when it is done. This is also one of the things I will bring to London next weekend. I will share how to create the embroidery later on.

My next sewing project that I will be working on for myself is a new cocktail dress. I am going to an elegant dinner and would like to look fabulous. I think I will make it in a turquoise satin. I will draw the pattern during this weekend and tell you more about it later.

During last week I got a request from one of the blog readers. I was asked to write some sewing instructions for the apron. I will write that and include it next week.

Have a great sewing week all of you!

Best sewing wishes
Lena

PS: If you have any questions regarding the topic of the week, please just send me an email: lena.kantis@vsmgroup.com (English only).

One Comment

  1. Posted 10 February, 2012 at 12:40 | Permalink

    I maagned to make the passport wallet just in time before my vacation! You can see it on my blog.

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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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