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end of summer

Added Oct 17, 2010

by zaarissima

Engelskirchen, G...






You lucky ones, in whose country the sun is shining yet….I have the whole summer clothes stowed now…….
My favorite in the last summerdays was this pants (with elastic at the waist) and the jacket from Burda Magazine 1995 – easy to sew – I have it sewn at a weekend.
Since I still can not sew buttonholes, I drive to a lovable, turkisch amendment-tailor in our village. He sewed me the buttonholes in the little bars of the jacket (he sewed it in 10 Min.)
A great thing about this suit: put in on, put it out, wash, hang wet on the line, a short round with iron and put it on – and I could wear it at work, at parties, and….

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Garment Type
Business, Classic, Romantic

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    Oct 19, 2010, 09.41 PMby zeegang

    Looks very smart and comfortable, well done.

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      Oct 20, 2010, 01.36 PMby zaarissima

      Thank you very much!

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    Oct 19, 2010, 06.09 PMby stephanie-s

    You are very welcome! I am happy to help.

    And if you see Santa tell him to stop by my house early too! :) ha ha

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      Oct 19, 2010, 06.19 PMby zaarissima

      yes of course!!!!!!!!!

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    Oct 19, 2010, 03.24 PMby stephanie-s

    Sure happy to help.

    Most sewing machines today make buttonholes and there are usually three basic types – Automatic, 1-Step & 4-Step:

    Automatic buttonholes are featured on more expensive computerized machines. Usually, the buttonhole gets programmed into the machine’s memory by putting a sample button in the buttonhole foot. Then, at the touch of a button, it makes the buttonhole. These machines can usually make different kinds of buttonholes too, like rounded and keyhole buttonholes, as well as eyelets. This is a great feature but is going to be a bigger investment.

    One-step buttonholes are on many affordable sewing machines and are still very easy to use. Typically you just need to turn a dial on the sewing machine, and then the machine stitches a buttonhole, without the sewer having to move the fabric.

    With Four-step buttonholes you also have you turn a dial, but different settings create different components of the buttonhole: One setting on the dial stitches the zigzags that make up one side of the hole; another setting creates the bar tack on the lower end; the next setting makes the zigzags on the remaining side; and the final setting makes the bar tack on the buttonhole upper end. It’s just kind-of a pain because you have to move the fabric and/or press a button on the machine to make each of the four sides of each buttonhole. So if you have lots of buttonholes on an outfit it could take a long time!

    As far as good brands, if you (or Santa) is going to invest some money Bernina and Phaft are great, I have sewn on both and been very happy with the results. These machines are computerized and make a variety of different buttonholes very easily but again you are paying for that feature. And since you are still a novice I would suggest getting a good but not terribly expensive machine that has a 1-step buttonhole and it will serve you well for lots of different projects. I have owned a Brother sewing machine that made 1-step buttonholes and it was a fantastic machine. I am not sure if they make the model I had anymore but I am sure they make one similar, I think mine was in the $150 (US) range.

    I hope all this helps and I can’t wait to see what Santa leaves under the tree!!! =)

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      Oct 19, 2010, 05.59 PMby zaarissima

      Thank you so much for the time you have invested in order to inform me in such detail. With the informations, I will start looking for a new machine (and which machine will be the result under the tree…do you know, that Santa maybe comes a little earlier, because he does not have to distribute as so many gifts on Christmas day) :-)

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    Oct 19, 2010, 02.20 PMby stephanie-s

    Wow Wow Wow – Sewing buttonholes by HAND! That is ambitious, I wouldn’t even know how to start. :) Yes Christmas is coming…. If you do ask Santa for a new machine ask if he can send one the does “1-step buttonholes”. It will make making buttonholes even easier! ;)

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      Oct 19, 2010, 02.32 PMby zaarissima

      I’ve never heard “1-step buttonholes” – it exists on every sewing maching or can you recommend a particular brand?

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    Oct 19, 2010, 01.26 PMby stephanie-s

    Looks like a perfect outfit for a summer BBQ! I love the button detail, it works perfectly with this top.

    But zaarissima, don’t be scared of buttonholes. All you have to do is jump in and practice, practice, practice (just make sure its on scrap fabric, at least until you feel comfortable with them). And before you know it you will be adding all different kinds of buttonholes to everything! =)

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      Oct 19, 2010, 01.59 PMby zaarissima

      Thanks for your encouraging words! I’ve tried many times sew buttonholes with hand and have used up so many fabric-scraps…..with my sewing machine I can not sew buttonholes….but Christmas is coming, maybe Santa Claus brings me a new sewing machine :-)

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    Oct 19, 2010, 02.00 AMby zaarissima

    Thank you!

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    Oct 18, 2010, 12.48 PMby wackyblonde

    This is simply lovely. The button details on the front really make it stand out.

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      Oct 27, 2010, 11.34 AMby zaarissima

      Thank you very much!

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