Monday, 28 May 2012

Embroidery Thread, Not Just for Embroidery!

I have finished hemming my niece's graduation party dress, Simplicity 2398. It is officially complete.

She came over the other weekend so that I could pin up the hem. It was quite the sewing experience to see her in the dress. She looked lovely. I wish I had a proper picture to show you but I don't. I was the one busy pinning and holding up the white backdrop while her mom snapped some photographs. I'll try to get a proper photo later, perhaps.

I first tried to stitch the hem using the blind hem foot on my sewing machine but I'm not sure if it was me or the slipperiness of the fabric but it didn't catch all the way around. It was likely me, it was my first experience with foot G.

I then went back to my original plan to hand-stitch the hem. It is beautiful. I don't mean to sound like I'm bragging, it is all because of the thread.

I may have mentioned that I have a Janome Memory Craft sewing machine. It has some embroidery features, nothing fancy like the newer Janome models that are out today.

My sewing machine is a couple of decades old. But it does have some lettering that I used to monograph pajamas for my niece and nephews back in the day. So needless to say I have some Janome Embroidery Thread in my collection. Can you believe that I have the exact colour to match my niece's dress? Who would ever imagine that over a decade later this spool of thread would be so valuable.

The thread is made of 100% acrylic and it's texture is very fine. It worked like a dream. Embroidery thread is not just for embroidery.

I found this to be the perfect match for the stretch polyester special occasion fabric that I was working with, yea! There was no need to wax the thread since it didn't twist and get into a knot. It is one strong thread and doesn't break easily. Just try to pull and break acrylic thread. It was perfect for the job.

1 comment:

  1. You have every reason to be proud . Beautiful job. Hope you enjoyed your week end and that you knee pain is gone


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