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Offline pdiddly

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Vogue 8670
« on: July 02, 2011, 03:48:50 PM »
I have had quite a productive sewing weekend so far.  Yesterday I made the Vogue 1127 for my friend as a present and today I made two tops from Vogue 8670.

This has to be one of the easiest patterns I have made up - the 2nd top took me just over an hour to make.

I use the white jersey I purchased when I was with Elizabeth, aka (ejv) yesterday.  It's wonderful and looks great once sewn.
  Excuse Edna's wonky bra but I had to pull the straps down ;D
Last week I had purchased some nice lilac cotton jersey together with a paisley print to match - I had already made the PJ bottoms so used the same pattern to made a coordinating PJ top
  I finished the bottom of the PJ's with my evolution wave function using a combination of wooly thread and the normal white serger thread. 

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Re: Vogue 8670
« Reply #1 on: July 02, 2011, 04:02:17 PM »
What a pretty top and pjs, Pauline!  I'm glad you and Elizabeth had a fun get together.  Are you moving from your freshly redecorated house into London?

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Re: Vogue 8670
« Reply #2 on: July 02, 2011, 04:09:30 PM »
Vtmartha

I am going to be living in London during the week and back home to the country Friday-Monday - so best of both worlds.
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Re: Vogue 8670
« Reply #3 on: July 02, 2011, 04:38:33 PM »
Ooh, I love how you finished the bottom of your PJ's. I have an Imagine Wave, but have never explored that aspect. thanks for the nudge.

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Re: Vogue 8670
« Reply #4 on: July 02, 2011, 04:52:43 PM »
Thanks MaryAnn

when you use the wooly thread it will not go through the air feeder properly so I take a long piece of thread - fold it in half and poke the two cut ends into the underlooper, push the button but holding on to the looped end - I then thread the wooly thread through the loop and pull it through (I you understand all that).  For some reason the wooly thread seems to do its own thing (not stiff enough) to go through properly - this was a tip from the tutor from Babylock.

I will try and use it more - I have some other colours that I can use.

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Re: Vogue 8670
« Reply #5 on: July 02, 2011, 07:20:15 PM »
Thanks, Pauline, for the extra tips on getting the wooly nylon through the threader. I am going to try this soon.

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Re: Vogue 8670
« Reply #6 on: July 02, 2011, 09:46:58 PM »
Cute PJs, Pauline!

Please tell me more about the fabric that you used for the sleeves of your white top. It looks so interesting--is it intertwined ribbons?

Kathryn

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Re: Vogue 8670
« Reply #7 on: July 02, 2011, 09:55:27 PM »
Pauline,

Fabulous top, the sleeves are intriguing. I adore your pjs, I have a thing for pretty pjs.

Susan



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Re: Vogue 8670
« Reply #8 on: July 03, 2011, 04:01:43 AM »
Pauline, I did comment on you blog, but wanted to say again how much I like the white top.  What did you use for the sleeves.  Your PJ's are really cute.

Jane

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Re: Vogue 8670
« Reply #9 on: July 03, 2011, 04:56:40 AM »
Me, too.  I want to know what fabric you used for those marvellous sleeves!

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Re: Vogue 8670
« Reply #10 on: July 03, 2011, 08:03:03 AM »
Glad to see you put that knit to good use, and immediately, Pauline!  Nice work. 

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Re: Vogue 8670
« Reply #11 on: July 03, 2011, 02:37:47 PM »
- this was a tip from the tutor from Babylock.

I just had a demo of a Babylock and they showed me this method. It's the way the machine is desinged to work with non-standard thread.  Very slick. The serger took all kinds of thread...wooly, metalic, nubbed. Just make a loop of regular thread, feed the two ends in the slot, hold the loop, push the button, and then put your heavier thread through the last bit of loop, hit the button again.

Now, how do I justify getting a BabylocK?

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Re: Vogue 8670
« Reply #12 on: July 03, 2011, 04:42:44 PM »
Pauline,

What innovative tops. I love the sleeves of the white one, especially. And the PJ top is cute enough to wear out. My, you have gotten into the creative tops pronto. Glad you and Elizabeth had a nice shopping day.

Karen

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Re: Vogue 8670
« Reply #13 on: July 03, 2011, 07:05:22 PM »
Bessiecrocker

My first serger was a babylock and I had that for around 25 years and never even took it in for a service or a repair - I decided that I would go for another one - hopefully this will also last another 25 years.

It is a lot of money - but I love it.

A couple of people asked about the fabric I used for the sleeves on my white top - its seems to be a very very fine netting and to be honest I am not sure if its ribbon that has been couched on top or its been embroidered.  Either way as soon as I saw it I thought sleeves and even better it was only £1 a metre.

I have already worn the PJ's and they are super comfy - I think I have enough of the paisley to make some PJ bottoms and reverse the colours - plain top, pattern sleeves and PJ bottoms.

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Re: Vogue 8670
« Reply #14 on: July 04, 2011, 12:21:07 PM »
Pauline - love the white top with the lacy sleeves, very pretty.  And your pj's are wonderful, always nicer to go to sleep when you are wearing something special.  You have been busy this weekend.  Glad you have enough left to make another cute set!

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Re: Vogue 8670
« Reply #15 on: July 30, 2011, 08:38:07 PM »
Lovely pj top... Especially the sleeves

 

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