Friday, August 27, 2010

Machinery and dresses

Here is the last dress I made on my old embroidery machine. I have an industrial zig zag that has been modified to be used for satin stitch. It needed a new hook and the repairman "forgot" to put it in. He said he thought it best to try to save me money by not changing it yet. This is the same repairman who told me it would probably need a new hook every year or so. I have paid $300 to get it fixed so far and it hasn't been fixed yet. Now it needs another shop service, hook and house call, so another $350 or so. Nope, he doesn't warranty his work, why do you ask? Apparently is was a silly question when I asked. Thanks for saving me some $$ Tom.

This is the first dress made on the new machine. It was a very used, but very well taken care of, industrial darning machine. It goes to 12mm wide and has no feet or feed dogs. I have a lot of practising to do with it to get it right. It hold so many possibilities for free motion embroidery so I am quite excited about it. The best part is that is cost $100, so 1/3 of the cost of my non-repair so far!

1 comment:

Ann's Fashion Studio said...

Looks like your new machine works really well....the dress is gorgeous.