Added Jul 11, 2011
I could not resist adding little apple buttons. (^-^)
What did I learn?
- Putting together this blouse is fairly labour-intensive because of the ruffles, the buttonholes and the collar. Next time, I will definitely pick a higher-quality fabric to get more bang for my time. I’m picturing sand-washed silk, which is very trendy right now.
- Needles matter. They didn’t invent different needle sizes just for the fun of it. It’s not a marketing gimmick. The right needle really does make a difference. In my case here, my American crpe was very thin and delicate, but at the same time pretty resistant (if that makes sense), so my machine had a hard time piercing the fabric, especially at lower speed. So I ended up with the irregular, awful stitch. At first I thought my machine was broken, but then I realised the problem was actually my needle.
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