Okay, lame post title. I’m just taking a break from sewing and watching some football with the hubby while I write this. Neither of us were very into either team. We were actually cheering the most for Beyonce. (With Kelly and Michelle?! Say WHAT?) In a couple weeks time he’ll be sitting with me watching 3+ hours of Oscar red carpet.
Anyway, I hoped to have a finished item post with my Alma blouse but it’s slow going. The multiple layers on the arm hole binding are slowing me down.
I completed the invisible zipper using my invisible zipper foot for the first time. Wow! What a great little foot. It lets you sew right up to the zipper coils.
Also, this week I tracked down a foot controller for the Brother machine that my friend gave me. Found it on Kijiji for $15! What are the chances?! I also had Brother send out a complimentary manual. Thank you for all your generous offers of receiving the manual for me. I picked the person who lived the closest. What a generous community as always! I got it plugged in. The foot control is also the power. I loaded the bobbin case since I haven’t done that since Junior High home ec class. It took me a couple of tries and a YouTube video.
The tension on this machine is superb (zigzag in black). It made me realize how horrible it is on my Brother (zigzag in red-how embarrassing). It actually made me do some research on my machine and it turns out, there are loads of complaints about the tension. *scowl* One message board submitter gave more info on loading the drop-in bobbin. The instructions say to just pull the thread under the plastic piece BUT it needs to get under a small metal piece also.
It has changed my machine. Seriously I’ve been doing this incorrectly for 3 years. Ugh. Just give us proper instruction. Sewists are generally good at following instructions. I thought it was me all this time.
I’ve also been planning my London adventure. I am so excited! We momentarily couldn’t find our passports. Had a mini-panic. But they are located. I plan to visit the David Bowie exhibit at the V&A Museum of Art and Design. And the Fashion Museum in Bath. Anyone up for a meet-up at either? Or the Walthamstow market? We’ve got 3 months to plan!
Did you watch football this weekend? Get some sewing time in? Anyone want to come with me to London?
What I’m listening to: Good Morning Baltimore from Hairspray! (for the Ravens)