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Back story: DD and DGD are traveling to several colleges for  
auditions at their music conservatories.

DD: "Mom, could you hem these pants for me before I leave for NYC  
next Friday?"

Sure, sez I. (She wore them in Cleveland two weeks ago, and the hem  
on the left leg (shorter by 3/4 of an inch than the right leg) were  
worn through on the fold from being dragged in the salt they use to  
melt snow.)  So I ripped out the hems and went downstairs to  
serge-and-hem.  BUT... with about a thousand spools of thread and  
five different shades of gray, I had no matching thread.  :-(

Off to JoAnn's...

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Beverly
http://www.ickes.us
  


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On 2/22/2014 5:27 PM, BEI Design wrote:
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OCD??????

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Juno wrote:
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<snip> BUT... with about a thousand spools of thread
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You know I am!  I actually found a serger cone in a really good  
color, ran off three bobbins, and serged the new cutting line  with  
matching four-thread overlock.  So there.  :-P

They are done, pressed and awaiting DD's pick up.

Off to cut out a zebra-print cape... .

--  
Beverly
http://www.ickes.us




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On 2/22/2014 8:19 PM, BEI Design wrote:
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I do love pushing your buttons once in awhile. It's my evil  self showing!

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Juno wrote:
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Oh, SNAP!

;-D

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Beverly
http://www.ickes.us



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On 2/22/2014 4:48 PM, Juno wrote:
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She's serging the *inside* of the leg, right?  The part that will be  
folded up inside the leg when the hem goes in?  So she's running around  
getting matching thread to sew up something that nobody will ever see?  
Uh huh.  And when the hem goes in, it will be an invisible hem, right?  
The kind where you pick up one thread every quarter inch or so?  The  
kind that requires a magnifying glass to see?

How could you ever think she's got OCD?
--  
Joanne
stitches @ singerlady.reno.nv.us.earth.milky-way.com
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Wild guess??????

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Pogonip wrote:
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*I* will see.  DD will see...

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Pfffftttt!  Wrong!  When I do hem alterations, unless the client  
asks me to do differently, I replicate the original hem.  Since both  
hems needed to be shortened (one about 1/4" the other 1") I *could  
have* serged and blind stitched (that is how I hemmed DGD's nice  
suit slacks), but the original hem on DD's slacks was serged and  
*machine* stitched. (I know, yuck, right?).  I *had* to have gray  
thread that matched so the line of machine stitching (which showed  
on the outside), matched. And since the best color match was a  
serger cone, winding bobbins for the upper looper and two needles  
threads was a no brainier (I only bought the one cone).

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Kisses, sweetum.   Let's see some of your work. <g>

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Beverly
http://www.ickes.us



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Not only can we push her buttons, we can get  a rise out of her.
Accutualy Beverly, I'm sure the look better than the original hem.

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Not only can we push her buttons, we can get  a rise out of her.
Accutualy Beverly, I'm sure the look better than the original hem.

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On 2/23/2014 3:37 PM, Juno wrote:
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  Every time!
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Joanne
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