So I’ve made another Tilly and the Buttons Agnes.
After a week of decorating and new wardrobe chaos my second Agnes had laid half finished for a week. Hidden behind boxes and temporary clothes rails my machine has been out of reach but this weekend I was able to finish her off.
Having learnt where it was a little snug on the first one
leading me to let out the long seam from the elbow to the armpit and taper in at the waist, I retraced the pattern to give me the perfect layering jersey pattern.
And here’s the result
So have I learnt anything during this second make of the Agnes?
Yes. Don’t use cheap thread.
In my haste to get this top under way I used the only similar coloured thread I had; a non-descript reel of grey.
Things were going well until my machine started to skip stitches with depressing regularity. I switched to my spare piece of fabric. I re threaded my machine. I rewound the bobbin. I changed the needle. I undid the base plate and gave everything a good blow and a good sweep.
I succumbed to the thought that perhaps it was time for a service.
Then I googled ‘skipped stitches’ and straight away came up with the answer – cheap thread.
Thread changed, problem solved.
But I hope only I will notice.
Still enjoying the joy of a tripod and remote controlled camera!
Love, Lucie xx