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  • sayiamyou replied to the topic Coverstitch Machine? in the forum off topic 6 years ago

    I bought a Babylock Diana after so many rave reviews about the Babylock brand (my sewing machine is a Bernina). The Diana is a serger/coverstitch in one and I love it. Transitioning from one function to the other is not difficult or time consuming. I’ve sewn on the Babylock coverstitch at my local shop and it was very nice too. I went with the…[Read more]

  • You should be fine. Do what works best for you and your daughter.

  • I have made the skirt reversible several times. I omit the ties, and leave both elastic casing for a ruffled top. My daughter loves them.

    I don’t know why you couldn’t still use buttons for the top. It seems to me that it’d be similar to when I made the bubble dress reversible, but used buttons to coordinate with each side.

  • I have made the skirt reversible several times. I omit the ties, and leave both elastic casing for a ruffled top. My daughter loves them.

    I don’t know why you couldn’t still use buttons for the top. It seems to me that it’d be similar to when I made the bubble dress reversible, but used buttons to coordinate with each side.

  • I have made the skirt reversible several times. I omit the ties, and leave both elastic casing for a ruffled top. My daughter loves them.

    I don’t know why you couldn’t still use buttons for the top. It seems to me that it’d be similar to when I made the bubble dress reversible, but used buttons to coordinate with each side.

  • I have made the skirt reversible several times. I omit the ties, and leave both elastic casing for a ruffled top. My daughter loves them.

    I don’t know why you couldn’t still use buttons for both sides of the top. It seems to me that it’d be similar to when I made the bubble dress reversible, but used coordinating buttons for each side.

  • I have made this reversible several times. I omit the ties, and leave both elastic casing for a ruffled top. My daughter loves them.

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  • I didn’t have this issue, but agree with Nicole. Did you trim enough away from the seam allowance? It seems like that seam is to be trimmed to 1/8″? Sometimes that cause you to lose a little as well.

  • sayiamyou replied to the topic What are you sewing now? in the forum off topic 6 years ago

    I have the yoke for a playdate dress completed. I’m hoping we can get the kids in bed on time tonight so I can get it finished up. Then it’s on to 2 drawstring bags to use gift bags for my nephew and a school friend of A’s.

  • sayiamyou replied to the topic What are you sewing now? in the forum off topic 6 years ago

    I have the yoke for a playdate dress completed. I’m hoping we can get the kids in bed on time tonight so I can get it finished up. Then it’s on to 2 drawstring bags to use gift bags for my nephew and a school friend of A’s.

  • sayiamyou replied to the topic News and Current Affairs in the forum off topic 6 years ago

    Oh my goodness, the poor baby! Has she been checked for Chrohn’s? A little friend of ours was diagnosed just before Kindy. He has dealt with similar chronic constipation since birth as well. I hope she can stay regulated and not be subjected to that medicine again.

  • sayiamyou replied to the topic News and Current Affairs in the forum off topic 6 years ago

    Oh my goodness, the poor baby! Has she been checked for Chrohn’s? A little friend of ours was diagnosed just before Kindy. He has dealt with similar chronic constipation since birth as well. I hope she can stay regulated and not be subjected to that medicine again.

  • sayiamyou replied to the topic Ethical concerns in the forum off topic 6 years ago

    In one of my recent editions of Busiessweek magazine there was an article about US textile manufacturers (and one close to me in Gaffney, SC) working to secure all their raw materials from US growers again. I will try to find it and link for those interested.

    I worked for several years with (then US manufacturer) Springs Industries, and it was…[Read more]

  • When I sew a fine fabric like voile or lawn, I won’t use the 5/8″ gathering stitch in order to avoid the punctures. 1/4″ and 3/4″ usually works just fine for me.

  • sayiamyou replied to the topic ISO girly boy-free fun in the forum off topic 6 years ago

    My daughter and I go on mommy-and-me dates. We actually started this when I was pregnant with my son (so, she was 3), and we have continued doing it because it’s a nice way for us to reconnect. It’s never anything over the top, sometimes a coffee date, other times a quick dinner and treat, or even the fabric store, but it’s helpful. I stay very…[Read more]

  • sayiamyou replied to the topic ISO girly boy-free fun in the forum off topic 6 years ago

    My daughter and I go on mommy-and-me dates. We actually started this when I was pregnant with my son (so, she was 3), and we have continued doing it because it’s a nice way for us to reconnect. It’s never anything over the top, sometimes a coffee date, other times a quick dinner and treat or even the fabric store, but it’s helpful. I stay very…[Read more]

  • sayiamyou replied to the topic News and Current Affairs in the forum off topic 6 years ago

    Hugs and prayers for you and your family, Cybele. That is an awful lot on your plate.
    I can appreciate your frustrations with work. A dear friend worked for Social Services in the US for while, but had to leave because it was such an emotional strain re-connecting children to parents she knew were not good for the welfare of the children. My…[Read more]

  • sayiamyou replied to the topic News and Current Affairs in the forum off topic 6 years ago

    Hugs and prayers for you and your family, Cybele. That is an awful lot on your plate.
    I can appreciate your frustrations with work. A dear friend worked for Social Services in the US for while, but had to leave because it was such an emotional strain re-connecting children to parents she knew were not good for the welfare of the children. My…[Read more]

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