Friday 11 April 2014

I've ordered it

I seem to have lost rabbitquitter's comment, but both she and sweet blondie blue eyes recommend David Drummond on 0131 3131002 and I wish I had seen that first as I really respect both of their opinions.

As it was I have ordered a Brother LS14

I took the picture from Amazon but I actually ordered it from Hobbycraft with a 15% discount off my first order, so it cost £58.65 with free delivery.  It seems like a lot of money to me.  So I will do the curtains when that arrives, then it will be time to get it to earn its keep.

I had a brief look through patterns on ebay (I would normally only buy a pattern in a fabric shop) and I managed to depress myself thoroughly.  I never wear skirts.  I am not sure how a poncho would be viewed n the school yard at pick up and drop off time.  I am really not sure about the tops as I have a ahem fuller figure and I would need to do a lot of fiddling with darts.  I prefer jeans and I am not sure how well I would do at trousers.  As for fancy frocks, I never go anywhere and I am quite happy with that.

I am sure I will work something out.  DH is very happy for me to have a go at things, so it should be good.  My first project may well be a tablecloth which in the past I have sewn the hem by hand but it is bound to be easier with a machine. After that I may look for courses.  It would be very healthy for me to get out.

I think I shall look at this as a good opportunity.


  1. £58 seems a lot of money to you, I wonder what you think to £5,500 which was the cost of my last machine??? Actually you get what you pay for. I would have advised you to go for something a little more expensive.

  2. I hope you have fun with your new machine! Start with something very simple or you will frighten yourself rigid and be put off!!!! Kwik-sew patterns are very good for simple clothes designs. How about a plain round neck blouse, T-shape so you avoid having to put sleeves in until you get more confident. Good luck!!