I started some sewing projects that have been brewing in my imagination for a while.
First up, what Elora-Belle and I call the “watermelon dress.”
I’ve had the twin needle for a while, and I’ve been using my walking foot (two sewing accessories that making sewing with knits, especially tissue paper thin knits like these!) so much easier and prettier.
But I couldn’t use my twin needles because I wasn’t able to figure out a way to set up my second spool of thread. The bobbin winder was too wide and a bobbin wouldn’t fit around the regular thread holder, etc. etc.
This solution for using the double needle without the second spool holder from a favorite blog, Make It and Love It, saved the day!! Really, it came up in my Google Reader the very same day I started this project. Thanks, Ashley!
I taped a knitting needle to the back of my machine and went from there. (If you’re completely lost, I’ll get to explaining the knitty gritty of these terms and techniques in the future.)
Admittedly the setup looks a little ghetto, but it worked perfectly. I’m so happy.
See why we call it the “watermelon dress?”
Isn’t it great in all its gauzy, nubby, stripey yellowness?
What’s it gonna be??