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Old 03-28-2013, 03:10 PM   #3271
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For a few years, I have been following the amazing work that everyone does. I like to sew but my machine is getting old and just doesn't sew too well. A fabric store in our area has two machines on sale and I was wondering if anyone has either of these machines and if they are any good.

They are the Brother CE5500T & the Brother XL351OT.

I just noticed them in the circular and haven't really had a chance to do some research ( will check into them later).

Just wandering....

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I guess times have changed since I was in high school! (Does it mean that I am old? ) I cannot believe the teacher would not accept the homework due to an excused absence! I hope being away for a family wedding won't cause too much trouble for Sara. I think it is one of those "family comes first" type of thing.

I thought your outfit turned out nicely. I am sorry to hear that the pattern was difficult to work with. I hope you can modify it to make it work.
The teacher did finally accept it but said that because Sara was there for part of the day, it was her responsibility to get the assignment turned in on the day it was due. I do agree that sometimes family does come first. And these cousins are coming down from NY for my girls' mitzvah in May so we really can't skip their wedding. Plus, this is my little cousin who was the flower girl in my wedding and now she is getting married herself. I can't wait until they start a family and I can sew them some cute baby stuff.

I did just buy Sisboom's Betty Ann pattern. It has a very similar look and I am hoping that it will be easier to put together.

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Thank you! Yes I did learn a lot in the serger class. When I first started, I barely know what a serger was, and I was really afraid of it. Now I can do overlocks, rolled hems, ruffles (which are super easy!) and a bunch of other stuff.


I am in the same boat with my son, he starts high school in a year and a half, so school it getting so hard it is almost impossible to take him out. He doesn't even want to go to Disney anymore for fear of missing school.

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It is great that you learned so many skills in your serger class. I still haven't figured out how to do ruffles on my machine. There is a special attachment that I have to put on to get it to make ruffles and I just can't figure it out. But I LOVE to do rolled hems. It saves so much time on ruffle edges.

I don't know about where you are, but here several middle school classes count towards the kids' high school GPA. Like both of my girls take Spanish and Algebra. Those middle school grades will count as high school classes. So missing them is very hard. Plus, they have to pass a state Algebra exam in order to graduate from high school.

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Your outfit is so beautiful-sorry to hear the top was frustrating to make. I have always loved the look of the top but I have never tried it. Lisa From Funktional Threads once posted (a long time ago) a version she made with the back as one piece. She made an elastic casing in the top of the back. I don't remember how she attached the straps but I really loved her version-well I actually love everything she makes! Hope you can find an easier way to make it.
Yes, it is Lisa's version that I would like to try next time. I do like the open back look though and Lisa's version closes the back. But if it comes together more easily, then it is worth the design change. I found the directions on the Emma top to be difficult to follow and it had lots of fussy little steps which I hate.

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Hi everyone! I'd love to join in if you'll have me. I am mostly a quilter, but I sew a ton and I'm busy making my 2.5 year old son a little backpack to stow his travel entertainment. Here's the pattern I'm using. I'm not "Disney-fying" it unfortunately, but I may do so in the future if I like how this one turns out. For this one I'm using blue fabric with cars on it. It's a Japanese fabric from Echino if you're familiar with that.

Something y'all might find interesting! A blog I follow is doing a Princess sew-along using Simplicity 2377. It's an easy dress pattern and she's explaining on the blog how to make princess dresses from it. So far she's done Alice (turned out so cute!), but I know there are more in the works in case you want to follow along. Here's the link. Maybe y'all already know about it, but I thought I'd share just in case!
Welcome to the group. We have several people who do some quilting or started off as quilters and moved into Disney customs. The backpack is adorable. I know somebody on here made one at some point and posted pictures but it has been a while.

I actually have that same Simplicity pattern so I am going to follow along and see what else she does with it. I don't know if you have CarlaC's Simply Sweet pattern but she has directions on her blog for "princessifying" it.

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For a few years, I have been following the amazing work that everyone does. I like to sew but my machine is getting old and just doesn't sew too well. A fabric store in our area has two machines on sale and I was wondering if anyone has either of these machines and if they are any good.

They are the Brother CE5500T & the Brother XL351OT.

I just noticed them in the circular and haven't really had a chance to do some research ( will check into them later).

Janna
I am sorry but I don't have either one of those machines so I can't comment on how well they work. But if you check on Sewingpatternreview.com, they have lots of sewing machine reviews posted by real people. Also, make sure you check prices online before buying locally. While lots of local places give lessons on the machines, if you don't need those, it can sometimes save you quite a bit to buy on-line. Check Amazon.com, Overstock.com and even QVC before buying your machine.
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Old 03-28-2013, 06:53 PM   #3273
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I am just dropping by while I have an internet connection to share my boys' superhero outfits. We let them have their easter baskets this morning since the outfits are only going to get use while we are in florida, the weather back home in Chicago is still terrible.



We are all getting over the crud, even I am feeling much better, just coughing a lot and still really tired. But hey, vacation is great for rest. I am thankful that we decided to not go to Disney World on this trip, it would be misery to be so sick and so fatigued and trying to have a good time. At least here I can just send the boys out to do something like look for lizards in the yard, which is insanely exciting for them. Hopefully they keep them outside. I do not wish to be finding lizards or other creatures in their pockets...
Those are just so cute! Sorry about the crud... I hope you are all feeling better soon!

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I am glad you are all feeling better and the boys look so cute in their outfits. Hopefully no lizards come home with you since they would not like the cold.


Finished the final thing for my neighbor's grand-daughter. I used some of the leftover Cinderella fabric and still have enough that I cut out a second apron and another block remaining. I think I over bought.


This is just adorable - I hope she loves it and wears it often!

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Same here. I missed 3 weeks of 11th grade to go on a trip to France. But I think that times were different then and there was more leeway. Now, my kids have a hard time making up work if they are sick for a couple of days. I took my older dd out of school to go to the orthodontist a few weeks ago and she missed turning in her math homework. The teacher wouldn't accept late and gave her a zero. And that was with an excused absence from school. It was never an issue for us to go to Disney during school when the kids were in elementary school but it is a lot harder now. I understand that next year when Sara is in high school that it will be practically impossible for her to miss a few days of school to go away. That has me nervous because we have a family wedding next fall and we've already committed to attending it. She will have to miss two days of school


That turned out great. I hope she loves both the dress and the apron! I know that I have some of the same fabric that you made that dress out of. I searched all through my stash and I can't find it. It is driving me nuts! I guess it will turn up eventually! Or maybe I already made something with it????

I finished this outfit yesterday. It is the Emma swing top and I paired it with a pair of easy fit capri's.




I have to admit that I did not enjoy making the swing top. It looks like such a cute pattern but I found the assembly difficult and I didn't enjoy it at all. I am going to try to modify the way it is assembled and see if it turns out better. Otherwise I probably won't make another one after that.
I just love this outfit Diane - it's so cute!!! I've made the Emma a few times... THere's a walkthrough tutorial somewhere here - I think it's on the first page. Not sure I could have put it together with out that. But I love how it turns out each time I make it - I've made it twice, for both of the baby outfits I"ve made, and it's just so darling. I love how you can pair so many fabrics with it.

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Hi everyone! I'd love to join in if you'll have me. I am mostly a quilter, but I sew a ton and I'm busy making my 2.5 year old son a little backpack to stow his travel entertainment. Here's the pattern I'm using. I'm not "Disney-fying" it unfortunately, but I may do so in the future if I like how this one turns out. For this one I'm using blue fabric with cars on it. It's a Japanese fabric from Echino if you're familiar with that.

Something y'all might find interesting! A blog I follow is doing a Princess sew-along using Simplicity 2377. It's an easy dress pattern and she's explaining on the blog how to make princess dresses from it. So far she's done Alice (turned out so cute!), but I know there are more in the works in case you want to follow along. Here's the link. Maybe y'all already know about it, but I thought I'd share just in case!

I can't wait to share more with y'all. I am on Threadbias too (like Facebook for people that sew!).
Welcome! The sew along sounds fun - I wish I had the time. And then I wish I had a little girl who would wear it...

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For a few years, I have been following the amazing work that everyone does. I like to sew but my machine is getting old and just doesn't sew too well. A fabric store in our area has two machines on sale and I was wondering if anyone has either of these machines and if they are any good.

They are the Brother CE5500T & the Brother XL351OT.

I just noticed them in the circular and haven't really had a chance to do some research ( will check into them later).

Just wandering....

Thanks in advance,




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Sorry Janna... I don't have any information for you about those machines. I second what Diane recommended above. I sew exclusively on vintage machines and love them!

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I don't know if it helps to tell Casey that it is really not a big deal to miss a few days of school. I was away from school for a week at a time to attend workshops in both grades 11 and 12 and I never felt I missed anything. I think I turned out ok despite missing classes since I managed to complete my university education.
Like you said, sometimes family time has to come first. That being said I know this will be the last time we can take her out of school. I really hope our district puts a fall break in our school calendar but I doubt that will ever happen.

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Same here. I missed 3 weeks of 11th grade to go on a trip to France. But I think that times were different then and there was more leeway. Now, my kids have a hard time making up work if they are sick for a couple of days. I took my older dd out of school to go to the orthodontist a few weeks ago and she missed turning in her math homework. The teacher wouldn't accept late and gave her a zero. And that was with an excused absence from school. It was never an issue for us to go to Disney during school when the kids were in elementary school but it is a lot harder now. I understand that next year when Sara is in high school that it will be practically impossible for her to miss a few days of school to go away. That has me nervous because we have a family wedding next fall and we've already committed to attending it. She will have to miss two days of school


I finished this outfit yesterday. It is the Emma swing top and I paired it with a pair of easy fit capri's.




I have to admit that I did not enjoy making the swing top. It looks like such a cute pattern but I found the assembly difficult and I didn't enjoy it at all. I am going to try to modify the way it is assembled and see if it turns out better. Otherwise I probably won't make another one after that.
Oh, I love the outfit you made. I have never made the Emma top but I would be annoyed with lots of little steps. It does look like a nice cool shirt for the summer. I have a feeling the sisboom pattern will be good.

Spending such a long time in France must have been an amazing experience. Something invaluable that you could never learn in school. But I know that it is hard for kids to miss these days.

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Hi everyone! I'd love to join in if you'll have me. I am mostly a quilter, but I sew a ton and I'm busy making my 2.5 year old son a little backpack to stow his travel entertainment. Here's the pattern I'm using. I'm not "Disney-fying" it unfortunately, but I may do so in the future if I like how this one turns out. For this one I'm using blue fabric with cars on it. It's a Japanese fabric from Echino if you're familiar with that.

Something y'all might find interesting! A blog I follow is doing a Princess sew-along using Simplicity 2377. It's an easy dress pattern and she's explaining on the blog how to make princess dresses from it. So far she's done Alice (turned out so cute!), but I know there are more in the works in case you want to follow along. Here's the link. Maybe y'all already know about it, but I thought I'd share just in case!

I can't wait to share more with y'all. I am on Threadbias too (like Facebook for people that sew!).
Welcome! That sounds like a fun sew along. That backpack looks like it will be really cute. We love to see all sewing projects.

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For a few years, I have been following the amazing work that everyone does. I like to sew but my machine is getting old and just doesn't sew too well. A fabric store in our area has two machines on sale and I was wondering if anyone has either of these machines and if they are any good.

They are the Brother CE5500T & the Brother XL351OT.

I just noticed them in the circular and haven't really had a chance to do some research ( will check into them later).

Just wandering....

Thanks in advance,

Janna
Welcome! I'm not familiar with those machines. Some people have had good luck finding good pricing on amazon and QVC.
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I caught up -everything (as usual) looks great.

I Have Sewn!! in my new semi-clean Room of Sewing and Evil....but mostly Sewing.

I can't post on Facebook yet: the PJ pants are a present for a friend who isn't on the Dis (yet)


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Just your basic PJs...from a mainstream pattern. I added the pockets, though.
Sparkly purple.


DSC02379

I may have mentioned that I am not a Tinkerbelle fan, but the friend is and this flannel is crazy soft.

I have been drooling and wishing over embroidery machines. I know everyone here sings the praises of the P770. What I'm really wanting it for is lettering. Anybody have any suggestions?
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Thank you! Yes I did learn a lot in the serger class. When I first started, I barely know what a serger was, and I was really afraid of it. Now I can do overlocks, rolled hems, ruffles (which are super easy!) and a bunch of other stuff. I have a friend that loves disney and cooking, so I was thinking about giving the apron to her, I am sure she will like it.

I am in the same boat with my son, he starts high school in a year and a half, so school it getting so hard it is almost impossible to take him out. He doesn't even want to go to Disney anymore for fear of missing school.

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I am glad to hear that you learned lots in your serger class. I am sure your friend will appreciate the apron. I am sorry to hear that your son does not want to go to Disney for fear of missing school.

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Hi everyone! I'd love to join in if you'll have me. I am mostly a quilter, but I sew a ton and I'm busy making my 2.5 year old son a little backpack to stow his travel entertainment. Here's the pattern I'm using. I'm not "Disney-fying" it unfortunately, but I may do so in the future if I like how this one turns out. For this one I'm using blue fabric with cars on it. It's a Japanese fabric from Echino if you're familiar with that.

Something y'all might find interesting! A blog I follow is doing a Princess sew-along using Simplicity 2377. It's an easy dress pattern and she's explaining on the blog how to make princess dresses from it. So far she's done Alice (turned out so cute!), but I know there are more in the works in case you want to follow along. Here's the link. Maybe y'all already know about it, but I thought I'd share just in case!

I can't wait to share more with y'all. I am on Threadbias too (like Facebook for people that sew!).
Welcome! I look forward to seeing pictures of your backpack and the dresses from the sew along.

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For a few years, I have been following the amazing work that everyone does. I like to sew but my machine is getting old and just doesn't sew too well. A fabric store in our area has two machines on sale and I was wondering if anyone has either of these machines and if they are any good.

They are the Brother CE5500T & the Brother XL351OT.

I just noticed them in the circular and haven't really had a chance to do some research ( will check into them later).

Just wandering....

Thanks in advance,


Janna
Welcome Janna from another fellow Canadian. I have 2 Brother sewing machines - CS8060 and SE270D (the second one is a sewing/embroidery combo). I have been happy with both of them, though the first one is no longer working. At the same time, I put miles and miles of fabric through that machine so I don't think it really owes me that much. I don't know much about the models you mentioned. I would also look at Wal-mart to see what they have. When my 270D dies, I would probably go and get another Brother machine. Costco may be another option as well.

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I caught up -everything (as usual) looks great.

I Have Sewn!! in my new semi-clean Room of Sewing and Evil....but mostly Sewing.

I can't post on Facebook yet: the PJ pants are a present for a friend who isn't on the Dis (yet)


DSC02378

Just your basic PJs...from a mainstream pattern. I added the pockets, though.
Sparkly purple.


DSC02379

I may have mentioned that I am not a Tinkerbelle fan, but the friend is and this flannel is crazy soft.

I have been drooling and wishing over embroidery machines. I know everyone here sings the praises of the P770. What I'm really wanting it for is lettering. Anybody have any suggestions?
Great job on the PJ's. I like the purple sparkly pockets. I think there are some sewing machines with some lettering capabilities, but I honestly think it would be worthwhile getting a 770. You never know what you may want to make after doing some lettering!
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I caught up -everything (as usual) looks great.

I Have Sewn!! in my new semi-clean Room of Sewing and Evil....but mostly Sewing.

I can't post on Facebook yet: the PJ pants are a present for a friend who isn't on the Dis (yet)
Just your basic PJs...from a mainstream pattern. I added the pockets, though.
Sparkly purple.
I may have mentioned that I am not a Tinkerbelle fan, but the friend is and this flannel is crazy soft.
I have been drooling and wishing over embroidery machines. I know everyone here sings the praises of the P770. What I'm really wanting it for is lettering. Anybody have any suggestions?
The pants look cute. I am not a Tink fan either but her fabric looks so pretty sometimes. I can't help you on the embroidery machine since I don't own one. I haven't even use my serger yet and I've owned it for months.

I have been busy today and yesterday making cake pops for my sister's baby shower, I now remember why I haven't made them for over a year. Too much work to do alone. I also finally made a tablecloth for my Mickey table and have been doing some work on my daughter's Sailor Moon costume which she tried on today and it just needs a few little tweaks.







There a few things I wish I had done differently for the costume, like figured out how to angle the skirt front down and added the bump thing along the waist but not too bad. I have to cut a bigger bow for the front because the one my DD cut was way too small and I bought some pleather to try to make slip over her shoes boots for her.
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The pants look cute. I am not a Tink fan either but her fabric looks so pretty sometimes. I can't help you on the embroidery machine since I don't own one. I haven't even use my serger yet and I've owned it for months.

I have been busy today and yesterday making cake pops for my sister's baby shower, I now remember why I haven't made them for over a year. Too much work to do alone. I also finally made a tablecloth for my Mickey table and have been doing some work on my daughter's Sailor Moon costume which she tried on today and it just needs a few little tweaks.







There a few things I wish I had done differently for the costume, like figured out how to angle the skirt front down and added the bump thing along the waist but not too bad. I have to cut a bigger bow for the front because the one my DD cut was way too small and I bought some pleather to try to make slip over her shoes boots for her.
What a clever table cover! Now you given me ideas for patio table covers. I hate that marbled glass gets all dirty and you can't see it with a regular cover on it. Did you use vinyl so the top shows through?
Love the sailor outfit too. It is so cute!
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I have been drooling and wishing over embroidery machines. I know everyone here sings the praises of the P770. What I'm really wanting it for is lettering. Anybody have any suggestions?
I love the PJ pants. Funny, I'm not a huge Tink fan either but I always think that the fabrics that have her on them are such pretty colors. The PE770 would work great for lettering but you'd probably need to buy some basic software to combine the letters before putting them on your machine to stitch out. If you get a more expensive machine, you can combine the lettering right on the machine so you don't need the software. But there is a big jump in price between the Pe770 and the next model up.

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I just love this outfit Diane - it's so cute!!! I've made the Emma a few times... THere's a walkthrough tutorial somewhere here - I think it's on the first page. Not sure I could have put it together with out that. But I love how it turns out each time I make it - I've made it twice, for both of the baby outfits I"ve made, and it's just so darling. I love how you can pair so many fabrics with it.
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Yes, I also love the look with the multiple fabrics but I did not enjoy making it. I am going to try Lisa from Funktional Thread's version of the directions. I also have the Sisboom Betty Ann top/dress and to my way of thinking, it is a very similar look. So I might try that and compare how she puts it together.

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It was an incredible experience and it made me continue to pursue taking French classes all the way through high school and into college. That probably wouldn't have happened if I didn't go on that trip. I think that sometimes schools miss the bigger picture and they are only worried about test scores these days.

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I haven't even use my serger yet and I've owned it for months.







I've never made cake pops because there are just too many steps for me. I like my projects done in a very short amount of time and with the fewest steps possible. Your table cloth turned out great. It is awesome how you made it so you can still see the great table top! And that Sailor Moon costume is amazing! Great job on that! What does your dd plan to wear the costume for?

Don't be scared of your serger. The hardest thing about it is threading it for the first time. Just jump in and have a good time with it.

I also wanted to share with you all that I had my PET scan on Monday this week. I saw the oncologist yesterday. My scan was fine and she doesn't want to see me for another YEAR! I used to get scanned every three months and then we pushed it out to every 4 months. Then every 6 months. Going to once a year is a huge step. It is exciting and scary at the same time!
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Diane I am so happy about your PET scan results.
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What a clever table cover! Now you given me ideas for patio table covers. I hate that marbled glass gets all dirty and you can't see it with a regular cover on it. Did you use vinyl so the top shows through?
Love the sailor outfit too. It is so cute!
yes, I used vinyl. I don't know how I will wash it (can vinyl go in the washer ?) but it will work and came out mostly how I wanted it to. It was hard for me since the table corners are round and the legs stick out so I could make it go straight around and had to figure out pleats on the corners so it would fit right. I think that next time I will cut the vinyl to fit after I sew it and just mark it with a marker to follow along for a sewing line.

Thanks. It has the cleanest seams I've ever done.

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I've never made cake pops because there are just too many steps for me. I like my projects done in a very short amount of time and with the fewest steps possible. Your table cloth turned out great. It is awesome how you made it so you can still see the great table top! And that Sailor Moon costume is amazing! Great job on that! What does your dd plan to wear the costume for?

Don't be scared of your serger. The hardest thing about it is threading it for the first time. Just jump in and have a good time with it.

I also wanted to share with you all that I had my PET scan on Monday this week. I saw the oncologist yesterday. My scan was fine and she doesn't want to see me for another YEAR! I used to get scanned every three months and then we pushed it out to every 4 months. Then every 6 months. Going to once a year is a huge step. It is exciting and scary at the same time!
I didn't want to cover up Mickey but I didn't want him ruined either. My DD's father is supposed to be taking her to Anime Con in May.

The serger is already threaded. I just don't have room to set it up and hopefully will be able to take a class somewhere when I move and have a big enough sewing room. I don't know anyone else who sews and uses a serger so no one to help me.

YAY for the PET scan !!! Gonna be a great year !!
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yes, I used vinyl. I don't know how I will wash it (can vinyl go in the washer ?) but it will work and came out mostly how I wanted it to. It was hard for me since the table corners are round and the legs stick out so I could make it go straight around and had to figure out pleats on the corners so it would fit right. I think that next time I will cut the vinyl to fit after I sew it and just mark it with a marker to follow along for a sewing line.

Thanks. It has the cleanest seams I've ever done.

I didn't want to cover up Mickey but I didn't want him ruined either. My DD's father is supposed to be taking her to Anime Con in May.

The serger is already threaded. I just don't have room to set it up and hopefully will be able to take a class somewhere when I move and have a big enough sewing room. I don't know anyone else who sews and uses a serger so no one to help me.

YAY for the PET scan !!! Gonna be a great year !!
I've washed vinyl mattress covers and shower curtains. But no dryer! My mother in law was staying with us for a couple weeks when my boys were born and dried two of them and they melted to the inside of the dryer.
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Thanks to dianemom2, DMGuerts, babynala & Purple Ears for your responses....

I did check out the Sewing Pattern Review website - I found a machine that is probably almost the same as the CE5500T. It was the CE550PRW (Project Runway Model). I was unable to find anything about the other one. Could be that the models here are for the "Canadian Market". The machine that I have now is a Singer model that is about 25 years old and well used.

Anyways, I decided to hold off a bit. I don't want to rush and then regret buying. I will start doing some research first.

Thanks for you help.

Love all the beautiful things that are being show here.

Hopefully, one day soon, I will be able to show something that I have done recently.



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I have been busy today and yesterday making cake pops for my sister's baby shower, I now remember why I haven't made them for over a year. Too much work to do alone. I also finally made a tablecloth for my Mickey table and have been doing some work on my daughter's Sailor Moon costume which she tried on today and it just needs a few little tweaks.




There a few things I wish I had done differently for the costume, like figured out how to angle the skirt front down and added the bump thing along the waist but not too bad. I have to cut a bigger bow for the front because the one my DD cut was way too small and I bought some pleather to try to make slip over her shoes boots for her.
De-lurking for a moment to tell you how much I love your Sailor Moon! I made DD11 a Sailor Moon costume a couple Halloweens ago and without a pattern it was quite the adventure. It didn't look nearly as nice as yours either - I cheated and bought a white leotard then added the skirt and collar.
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