Judy Day made this intricately embroidered heirloom dress which showcases decorative stitches. By using a single color for both the stitches and the satin ribbon sash, the frock exudes a quiet elegance, in spite of the complexity of the embroidery. Adding more stitches to the skirt balances out all the stitches on the bodice. The overall effect is just so pleasing.
The dress was a blank canvas for twin and triple needle work, the subject of a sewing club meeting that Judy taught for years at B-Sew Inn, a huge Babylock dealership in Springfield, Missouri.
As you can see, the use of the twin and triple needle in combination with a sewing machine’s decorative stitches creates complex, perfect patterns. But if you have no experience with their use, you would be wise to read up on the topic.
It is important to note your machine’s maximum stitch width. The width of the twin or triple needle must be subtracted from that in order to determine the maximum width for your decorative stitch. Continue reading