In the image above, I tested different stitches on my machine on a scrap of linen. I held it up to the light so that it's easier to see the details of the stitches. The two stitches on the far right are a regular zig zag. That stitch works and is beautiful, but the best stitches to use for the heirloom look are stitches where the needle goes back into the same hole multiple times. My machine is a Bernette and the decorative stitches that are bold are the ones that will go back into the same hole. I think it would be similar on a Bernina, but definitely play around with your machine. I used the third from the left for my Daisy, but I also especially love the second from the left.
Once you've picked out your fabric and have figured out your stitch, then you're ready to go! You can sew up your Daisy as the instructions say. After you straight stitch your scallops, wash away your markings, and cut away your excess fabric above the scallops then you can put your wing needle in your machine and stitch on the edge of the scallops following the straight stitch. After you complete your scallops you can finish your dress and enjoy!
Below is another example of the wing needle on a Madeira appliqué hem that I added to a linen Violet dress.
I think it's such a quick and easy technique, but yet adds such a special heirloom touch to your dress! I hope you enjoy it and can't wait to see what you create!
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