Everyone should Have the Best Boyfriend In The World

Posted on Sep 16, 2012 in 52 Weeks of Sewing, Projects | 2 comments

But… I already found him and you can’t have him. So, tough luck.

I mean, what are the chances of finding a guy who even thinks to give you this magical beast for your birthday?

Yeah, that’s right. All MINE.

And here’s its inaugural project:

The pattern is Vogue 8747, which incidentally I somehow liked enough in my subconscious to buy two copies of (on separate occasions). And I do like it rather a lot – it’s a good fit right out of the envelope. The only slight change I made was shortening the sleeves fairly significantly (maybe 1-2 inches?). Other than that, went swimmingly.

Some things:

  • Those buttons? Sewn on by my NEW sewing machine
  •  Those button holes? Sewn with one press of the foot pedal by my NEW sewing machine
  • It can sew lettering! (and other fancy stitches)
  • I’ve yet to see it drop a stitch! (I don’t believe it’s possible)
  • It winds a bobbin evenly!
  • It takes bobbins that I can actually buy in a store (I only had 4 bobbins for the old one and couldn’t buy extras to fit)
  • It is SHINY
  • So SHINY

I can’t even adequately explain the difference. It’s like upgrading from the beat up 10 year old car you got when you were 19 to a brand new Lexus. I may still have a 10-year-old Honda Civic, but my sewing machine is totally a Lexus. I’ve had a hard time tearing myself away to do much of anything else all week long :-)


  1. Help!!!
    I am trying to make the Vogue 8747 basic shirt. Please post a tutorial (pics & steps). I am stuck on the front band, and front band attachment to the shirt front.Please!!!

    • I’m not sure that I can write a better tutorial than the instructions in the booklet. I think the part you’re talking about is the front placket and I do think I remember that part being a little bit fiddly. Next time I make it I can try and take more detailed shots of the process, but I don’t think I can help you much right now, sorry! :-/

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