latest sewing project

August 28, 2015

This is my first full garment made with the new serger:


It’s a lined wrap-around skirt.  I got a couple of yards of this beautiful, silky print a couple of years ago, not really knowing what I was going to do with it.  Then it turned out I was scared to death of cutting into it, and finishing any seams after I did cut into it.  This is the kind of fabric that starts to unravel as soon as it looks at a pair of scissors.

The serger took all that fear away.  And rolled hems on a very lightweight fabric — divine.  It was a pretty simple pattern, which is good.  I still ran into a few issues — there are things a serger really can’t do, like start and stop seams in the middle for if you want to run a drawstring or ties through a waistband, for example. (I ended up just tacking the ties on by hand.) It took a little thought to figure out how to put it all together.  But I’m pretty happy with how it turned out.




2 Responses to “latest sewing project”

  1. Ray Dean Says:

    lovely… rolled hems are divine 😀 great movement if the fabric is right 😀 you did great!

  2. Janice Says:

    Carrie, that’s beautiful! Everything about it is just lovely!

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