For my friend's belated birthday present, I finally made a decision about which side of the fabric to use.
After a rather long and frustrating week, when I got home on Friday I decided to just make her shirt.
However, things got a little frustrating. For my birthday, Ryan got me a serger (Brother 1034D). I've been debating whether or not to actually keep it, because a few months ago I learned about overcasting and have declared that I don't need a serger after all. But, I decided that I could test the waters on this project.
DO NOT ATTEMPT TO FIRST TRY SEWING WITH A SERGER WHEN YOU ARE ALREADY TIRED AND FRUSTRATED! You will want to throw it across the room, as I nearly did.
However, when you figure things out and the thread stops breaking because you finally have the tension right, so you don't have to spend 5+ minutes threading the darned thing, some pretty cool stuff happens.
|The front (with a kitty standing guard)|
|Side bow detail|
There are some neat features on this machine, but I think I will just stick with the 4 thread overlock stitch for a few months until I feel more comfortable.
How have you expanded your sewing knowledge lately?