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.