Over the last week I finished enough of the muslin for J's dress that I gave it to her to try it on at home. She was in a tizzy because her sonogram this afternoon was to reveal whether her baby is a boy or a girl. Tomorrow I'll have the answer for you on both the sex of the baby and the fit of the dress.
This evening I used my 'downtime' to learn how to make a rolled hem on my serger. When I first saw a rolled hem on a sheer fabric blouse, I knew I had to buy a serger.
I watched the ELNA video, read the manual many times, and many little scraps of cloth sacrificed their lives until I mastered making the rolled hem. OK.. so what and who cares?
For me, it means I won't have to sew my rolled hem on my shirt tails. I'll be able to make my own handkerchiefs in whatever fabric I have a mind to use and save myself the $1-2 they usually cost. I wonder if I make 150 custom handkerchiefs, have I paid for the serger?
I read an article in Threads about sewing sheer blouses with a serger. A critical element was the narrow rolled hem. Another article discussed hemming a skirt by serging a rolled hem, folding it over, and then sewing through to finish the skirt hem.
As you can see, we live exciting lives in Hackettstown, NJ. Good night!