I started the baby girls dress today. I have not sewn for an infant in a long time, the pieces are so small and take so little fabric. I wanted to do some machine embroidery on it, so I decided to sew her name on the bodice and added a cat outline on the pockets. Being a child’s dress I had to stitch all of the embroidery on the pieces before I could cut them out. I cut the pattern piece out, traced the pieces as necessary onto the fabric and then did the embroidery stitching. I experimented with a lightweight interfacing but settled on a package of Sulky Iron On / Tear Away stabilizer. I had to loosen up the upper thread tension to prevent puckering of the batiste fabric. While it still had a small amount overall the pieces turned out well.
I wanted a simple cat for the pockets. I surfed the internet for an hour but finally settled on an adorable cat outline that I downloaded at Embroidery Designs. I have used this site before and love it. They have several free designs that you can download. But I was happy to pay a small amount for the one I selected.
I took several pictures showing how to get the design on my Brother LB6800PRW. It is easy and quick.
After downloading your design to your PC , I store all of my designs in a file called Brother design, it is time to hook up your sewing machine to your PC. It is important to have your sewing machine turned OFF during this step. Now I don’t know what would happen if you don’t but have never tried.
Once you turn your machine on you will see a screen pop up on your monitor. Mine says Removable Disk F, your may say something different. I also have my Brother Design folder open at the same time. It is as simple as dragging the file you want to use over to Disk F.
On your machines display you will see a Monitor/Computer Cord button, touch this to start the import process.
Now you are ready to sew!
Here is how the pockets turned out
See everyone tomorrow and as always