::sigh:: Today I was going to sew all day and finish a lounging outfit of shorts and a top out of seagull cotton fabric. I have a zillion other things I want to sew, but I wanted to finish this. It is a very easy pattern and I thought it would be a perfect time to use my Pfaff 2034. Before I started actually sewing, I thoroughly tested the machine since I hadn’t used it in ages and it sewed like a dream. It did have this click noise, but I think this is characteristic of a Pfaff. I free motioned… double needled… tried some embellishment type things and the machine sewed great. I really liked the feel of this machine. I had just finished the seams on the shorts and the neckline facing. It was time to put in the sleeves and I noticed I had a gathering foot for it. I put on the gathering foot and went to lower the tension. As soon as I touched the dial. I heard a ‘crack’ sound and the tension ceased to work. I wanted to try to ease the sleeves taking the advice of Connie Crawford of Fashion Patterns suggested in the latest issue of Threads Magazine. She said her favorite foot was the gathering foot.
Not all is lost though. I have a gathering foot for my trusty Bernina.
As I was packing up the Pfaff, the Bernina Iron started spitting and making noises as if it was going to explode causing Richard to leap from his chair like an old man in a fireworks factory. Hot steaming water was going everywhere.
I guess I’m not going to finish this project tonight.