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Belinda Whipple
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I am an awesome:
I am a grandmother of one - soon to be two who sews kids clothes and heirloom garments. I am not working after being in the workplace for many years. My goal is to complete some of the UFO's from my working years.
My sewing interests are:
garment, embroidery
My sewing machine(s):
Pfaff - Creative Vision
Pfaff - 2170
Pfaff - 7570
I am interested in patterns such as:

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At 9:37am on March 22, 2010, Patricia W. Tingley said…
Oops, sorry Belinda...didn't see the approval notice when I came back with my repaired computer.

Your DGS must be delighted with his choice and being able to see it on his robe! I remember when my firs DGD got bit with the sewing machine bug and drew what she wanted to wear to school first day of Kindergarten. She is now working in NYC between college and grad school -- where has the time gone.

Maybe I'd better concentrate on a "Great grandmother" Drawer as 8 of the 9 grands are in their late teens and early 20s. :)

Seriously though, I am into adjusting patterns for the present "me" and stitching a wardrobe for my closet...a really new experience ... clothing staying home and for me.
At 7:13pm on March 14, 2010, Suzie Lambert said…
I need to finish the bunny dress soon - its for my friend's daughter for easter. That was my first attempt at picture smocking, which was why I took that class. I've done geometric's on bishops in the past, just never learned to stack the cables to picture smock.

You'll have to let me know how the scalloped hem comes out when you try it. That's a technique I've only done on pillows and table runners.

opps, I think I typed this in the wrong box. I hope you don't get it twice.
At 10:28am on March 14, 2010, Suzie Lambert said…
Belinda - this is weird - I know exactly where you sat! I sat 2 rows in front of you, blonde with short medium-short hair. I sat next to nicole (she was on my left), and the nurse practicioner sat behind me. (I think she was in front of you). The lady from New York sat across the aisle on my right. Was that your mcahine that Trisha did the samples of the growth tucks on? Small world this is after all.

Next time you do the lace insertion, startch, startch, startch, then press till dry. (with a scrap of batiste for a pressing cloth) Also startch the other pieceses (and press till dry also) that you are sewing to the yoke. I find this holds every thing in place.

Have you finished any of the items from Miche's class?
At 9:52am on March 13, 2010, Suzie Lambert said…
I was at the February school also - I took Miche Moony's Smocking class, and I just returned Thursday from the Beginning Licensing II program. I just love going there! No matter how much I know about sewing, I always seem to learn something new.

on the gown you previously made - did you try using some stitch in the ditch near those corners of the yoke? I also startch really well - especially where the lace is. Suzie
At 2:21pm on March 12, 2010, Suzie Lambert said…
Hi Belinda
For the bubble I used a pattern from the book "The Best of Sew Beautiful Christening Gowns" I used the pattern from the book "Aiden's Dedication Gown" with the detachable skirt. I just used lace in stead of the linen bias shapping. there is a section in the book on lace shapping techniques. It is really easy to do, trust me when I say if I can do it so can you!! The directions are very easy to follow. I was introduced to heirloom sewing at Martha Pullen's school of art fashion several years ago, and have been hooked since. You can get the book on the website Hope this information was helpful to you.

Happy Sewing, Suzie
At 6:49am on March 8, 2010, Patricia W. Tingley said…
Greetings from another Grandmother! And happy owner of the 7570 still learning the digitizing process -- albeit in "fits and starts". It is nice having the 7570 too -- I see you have the 2170 -- if I weren't in my 80th year and had more $$$ I might have gotten into the 20 or 21 series but I wonder if I would really need that much with 8 grands in high school and college...and too early for baby clothes let alone young marriage needs! :)

I hope we can make nice connections between the growing group here.
Pfaffies usually are a very caring, sharing group of stitches.
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