Now I understand what people mean when they talk about their sewing machines "purring". I love my Viking Platinum Plus! I was making headbands for my granddaughters today and it runs so smooth and quiet.
I've sewn on Singer's all my life and presently have a few vintage machines and also a Stylist 7258. I like the Singer, don't get me wrong but I can tell when I sew on my Viking that it's a good machine. It's substantial and the stitches are beautiful.
I've received the linen/rayon blend that I ordered off eBay. The coral I am very happy with but I was expecting a lighter white but instead, I received an almost natural color linen. Still very nice, mind you but it's a little different from the picture. Isn't that to be expected?
Isn't this the cutest skirt? I'm inspired by it and have considered making something similar out of the creamy white/natural linen with wood buttons going down the front. I'd make a coral jacket also with the wood buttons and a shell out of the print. Might work, huh?
By the way, the picture is from the Collette website and is their Beignet pattern. If I hadn't already chosen patterns, I would buy this one but hey! - it's on my list!