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Wednesday, February 09, 2011

Learning the serger

The Vogue dress is done but I haven't had a chance for pictures; I'll review it then just know that it was very easy to put together.

In the meantime I cut Burda 01/2011 Mod 126 out of a knit I bought at Metro Textiles, NY a while ago.

Since I wanted to use the serger to finish the edges, I threaded it with grey (the only color I have so far), and started experimenting. I'm quite proud of myself for overcoming my trepidations and making myself stop reading more books on sergers. I figure I can make small steps and now I can at least finish seams, construction with the serger is another thing...

Here is my fabric sample, the fabric is rust with a gray wrong side. I guess it could be considered double sided, the wrong side has a less noticeable rib pattern.


  1. You're doing a great job with the serger. The more you use it, the more you'll wonder how you ever lived without it.

  2. I love this coat too. This issue is another month away I think, just in time for our winter sewing.

  3. oooh nice job with the serger! i need to learn how to use one sometime!! tis scary!

  4. As Irene says, in a few months you wonder how in the world you ever sewed without it! The difference on the inside of my garments is night and day, and when I do serger construction it is one and done--so fast!

  5. Hola Lisette!
    Que gusto ver tu blog.
    Eres realmente una profesional de la costura.
    Estoy impresionada con tus skills.
    Mil gracias por tu e-mail.
    Esta otra cubanita te manda un abrazo!
    Elsita :)


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