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Date: 9/1/12 4:09 PM

I have about $5,000.00. I will be make ballet costume like the one in these pictures. I'm think a borther machine, maybe the new V series DreamWeaver XE?



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Date: 9/1/12 4:34 PM

In that price point I HIGHLY recommend the Pfaff Creative Peformance. You can read about many PR members love of this machine at the Purple Haze: Pfaff Creative Performance Love Thread.

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Date: 9/1/12 9:14 PM

Go and look at the new Berninas and the Purple Pfaff Performance.

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Date: 9/1/12 10:09 PM

Do you already have other machines? I used to sew for a dance studio and I had 2 sergers and 2 sewing machines. If you don't have other machines I would use the 5K to buy several machines including a straight stich only semi professional, a serger and a machine that could handle ruffling and stretch fabrics.

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Date: 9/2/12 1:44 PM

I agree that if you don't already have a serger, you should use your budget to get a machine and a serger. You'd still have plenty of money leftover after getting a serger to get a nice sewing machine. Do you need embroidery? I'm not that familiar with the Brother machines - are they embroidery optional?

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