23 Sep McCall’s 7543
Happy Fall, Y’all!
It’s always so hard to say goodbye to my favorite season of the year in exchange for falling leaves, pumpkins and holiday madness. I needed a little pick-me-up after trading my white jeans for black pants, and my new top did the trick.
The two piece sleeve offers a great opportunity for machine embroidery embellishment, so I put the petal to the metal and embroidered both sides of the sleeves with a mirrored image design.
The floral embroidery motif is from the Pfaff Embroidery Collection , a collection of designs included with the machine. Below is a snapshot of the process. I stitched the sleeves’ upper seams together before starting the embroidery to ensure accurate design placement. After I ‘hooped’ the fabric with a soft tear away stabilizer and placed the design, I pushed go and the machine did all the rest. Once I learned how to operate the Pfaff machine embroidery basics, I can honestly say it’s that easy.
The stitching in this design is beautiful and can be seen in detail by clicking on the photo below. My thread is Coats and Clark Trilobal Embroidery Thread in black.
I sewed View B but added approximately four inches to the length, and the fabric is poplin from the stash. French seams were used on the sleeve and side seams. I finished the armscye seams on the serger.
So here we are celebrating the Autumnal Equinox in the Northern Hemisphere and the Vernal Equinox in the Southern Hemisphere. May your upcoming season be one that is fulfilled with lovely creative endeavors!
All the best 🙂