Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Ultimate Sewing Machine Smackdown!

Tonight, two sewing machines are going to face off in Battle: Apron!  Let's take a look at our competitors!  

The reigning champ (kind-of): SVEN!!!

What, you don't remember Sven?  Here, maybe his glamour shot will jog your memory.
Ooh, look at those awesome buttons....
OK, everybody remember?  Good.  Now, back to the program!

In the other corner, we have the newcomer: KEN!!!
My sister was nice enough to share Ken's awesomeness with me.
So new...and shiny...
It's going to be a battle for the history books, folks!  Let's see what happens!

Round 1: Ooh, looks like Ken's got pretty good technique, there.  I mean, look at him: he doesn't ever snag the fabric!  When's the last time we saw Sven do that?  Ken's action's so smooth!  I just don't think Sven can compete, poor old-timer.  Well, I think we have a winner!
Round 1 goes to: Ken!
Round 2: It looks like Sven is trying to prove that he's got some decency left in him!  Ah, look, he's playing nice!  I was a bit worried when he kept messing up that gathering stitch, but it looks like a quick consultation with the manual fixed the problem.  Wow, he's sewing over 3 layers of fabric!  It's gotta be the metal--Ken's smooth plastic body is looking a bit flimsy now!  What?!  You're telling me that Sven took care of nearly the entire construction all by himself?!  If I hadn't seen it with my own two eyes, I never would have believed it!  Ooh, sorry, Ken, but it looks like your time is up!
Round 2 goes to: Sven!
Round 3: Well, the match is all tied up now, folks!  They say the third round is the toughest, but--oh, no, it isn't--it is!  The dreaded buttonhole!  Sven looks like he's willing to take a crack at it:
I swear, this thing hates me.  I could only get this hideous buttonhole done because my mom was there.  Sven kind-of has a thing for her.
This was even a second attempt--trust me, the first one was worse.
Ooh, that doesn't look good for Sven!  That buttonhole looks pretty nasty.  It looks like Ken's going in for the kill!  What's this? *gasp*  An automatic buttonholer?!  Where in the blazes did that come from?!  Well, I think it's pretty obvious where this is going, folks. 
Round 3 goes to: Ken!
Well, it's been tough to watch at times, but it looks like this battle has been decided.  After winning 2 rounds and the hearts of seamstresses throughout the stadium, the winner of tonight's ULTIMATE SEWING MACHINE SMACKDOWN is:
So sorry, Sven.  Better luck next time!
Oh, yeah, guess I should show you what I made.  Here it is!

Disregard my retarded face in this one...
Yeah, I thought it turned out pretty cute.  And it was super easy!  My sister found the tutorial here, although we made a few adjustments (or wanted to after it was done), so let me know if you plan on making it yourself and I'll fill you in.


Eva Carpenter said...

Very cute! Love the fabric. Glad Sven's reign of tyranny is over.

Diana said...

I have to say that Sven got me through many a monumental sewing project, but my heart belongs to Ken now. Maybe because my hubby bought it, I can say that? The buttonhole pictures still make me laugh. Love that apron.

Kailei said...

Hee hee. Go Ken!!!

And can I just say that I am very impressed with your apron making skills? That is one super adorable apron!