I was making a dress that called for pin tucks in the bodice. For doll-sized clothing, the pin tucks had to be especially small. If they weren't perfectly straight, that would show a lot more than on a human-sized dress. So, I thought, why not try to make them on my embroidery machine? I'd get perfect results every time. So, the Perfect Pintucks pattern design was born! The design can be used as a panel on any pattern piece that would look great with pin tucks--whether a pin tucked Princess Jaedyn (Love U Bunches) dress, or as a yoke on a beautiful nightgown.
Design Hoops and Sizes:
4X4, 5X7, 6X10, 8X12
All of the designs fill the hoop sizes
BMC, COL, CSD, DST, EMD, EXP, HUS, JEF, PCS, PEC, PES, VIP, VP3, XXX
Additional Supplies Needed:
Optional, but highly recommended: Water Soluble Thread. Stabilizer (cut-away if it will be part of the outfit; water-soluble if it won't be part of the final outfit). Fabric. Embroidery thread. .
What You Get: Two hundred seventy two embroidery machine digitized designs in 14 file formats. You will receive an instant download zipped file that contains a folder with each of the file formats listed above. Each file format is conveniently saved in its own separate folder for easy use. You need to be able to unzip the zipped file to use it. You must have an embroidery machine and know how to transfer the file to your machine in order to use this.
*This is NOT an iron on or patch.
I was a tester for this pattern. A real tester, because prior to this, I had only done basic machine embroidery. I had never done fabric manipulation in a hoop, or even machine embroidered appliqué designs. I was a "true beginner". I did both types of pin tucks -- the topstitched, and the plain tucks. The pleats were so perfectly spaced, I made up a whole outfit to use my topstitched pin tucks. It's the one you see in the pattern photos above, and included on the review. The robe pattern I used was a Fancy Frocks nightgown and robe pattern. The pin tucks turned out so well, I used the samples and made up sleeves and bodice prototypes. Love it when I learn how to do something new.
These are great! If you sew doll clothes and wish you could easily add a little dimension to your pattern elements, these are a must-have. There are infinite combinations, and they'll work on embroidery modules as small as 4X4. They're easy to set up and stitch out perfectly. Love them!