Thursday, September 13, 2018

McCall's 7284 with Pfaff Creative Icon

McCall's 7284 with embroidery from Pfaff Creative Icon and Premier +2 Software


I have had this idea in my head for a month or two and finally got to make it.   This is one of those tops which I love everything about it. 



The pattern is McCall's 7284 with a few changes from the first time I made it in polka dot
McCall's 7284 with embroidery from Pfaff Creative Icon and Premier +2 Software


Here are the changes,
1.  I went with View C for the basis
2.  I omitted the slit in the front and moved the slit to the back using a hook and eye for the closure
3.  I drafted a new pattern piece so the yoke went across the front of the blouse.  I did have to make some changes with fabric shortage and embroidery changes.  I pieced the front piece and did some of the embroidery vertically.
4.  My polka dot top has very high armholes, I took some out of the pattern in the front and the the sleeve.  This top feels so much better and I need to alter my polka dot one so I will wear it more. 
5.  The front yoke is totally lined but I only had enough fabric for a facing on the back yoke.
6.  I did interface the front yoke piece and the back facings.


Now let's talk about the front embroidery.
McCall's 7284 with embroidery from Pfaff Creative Icon and Premier +2 Software


I took a class at my local Pfaff dealer, Satin Stitches and I learned so much about the Premier +2 Embroidery Ultra and the Premier +2 Create.  For this Embroidery design I used the Premier +2 Create and actually digitized my own design.  I started with an easy Mini Pic and practiced what I learned.



Using the Bezier Mode tool and started digitizing this heart.

Next step was to adjust the directions of the stitch a bit, just by moving the directions of the lines and then length of the lines.  Here is a photo of the design with stitches.


The more I thought about this I decided to make a row of these hearts in the Encore feature,

This photo is for a smaller hoop.  I tend to design and plan as I go and my actual stitch out is in a larger hoop.



Last plan was to add an border on each side of the heart row.  I entered the length of the border the same as the hoop and it fills it out.



So my design was finished and ready to stitch out on my fabric.  I did do a partial stitch out on some muslin, it was perfect.

Then I did just one border for the side of the front and I stitched these three sections together.

McCall's 7284 with embroidery from Pfaff Creative Icon and Premier +2 Software



Here is a better photo of the side embroidery.

McCall's 7284 with embroidery from Pfaff Creative Icon and Premier +2 Software

The sleeves are finished with a decorative stitch with a similar design
McCall's 7284 with embroidery from Pfaff Creative Icon and Premier +2 Software with decorative stitch on the sleeve

The fabric is the softest linen I have ever felt and it some from Sewing Studio.  I used every little bit of the fabric!

I am so happy with my new top and love how this incredible Pfaff Creative Icon and Premier +2 software can make this top so amazing.


This might be my last true summer garment but I went with more a fall color for the embroidery.


McCall's 7284 with embroidery from Pfaff Creative Icon and Premier +2 Software


3 comments:

  1. Lovely and good use of your new Pfaff!

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  2. What a darling top! I don’t think I’ve ever seen linen that appears to have texture. It’s lovely.

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