Jenny La Fleur
I've been serged! - Jenny La Fleur
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I've been serged!
Progress on the Fire - yay! I went over to dancinseamstre house yesterday to barrow her serger. What with being sick last week I only had the inner sleeves cut out so Brooke kindly serged while I cut out the skirt, both chiffon & lining. She even let me chatter away and fed me Squirt and cookies. *throws kisses* Brooke you are fabulous!

So I need to sew the skirt so the hem is all ready to be serged when we get together again in a few weeks. The sleeves can be sewn now too and then all that is left is the hem. Oh yes and the extra stenciling and embellishing. :P

I took my camera yesterday but was too busy talking to take pics. Maybe I should not take pics on purpose, like koshka_the_cat, and keep it a surprise until Gala night instead of just being lame! :>


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chloeandrudy From: chloeandrudy Date: June 17th, 2007 12:50 am (UTC) (link)
I have a question about the serging: I don't have one, I also go to a friend's house to use her's.
My Gala dress is also chiffon (see icon), and I would like to serge the edges of the long scarf I'm wearing with it's headpiece. When I serged something else, it seems the stitches are kind of big. Can you make narrower finishes with them, so they're not so noticeable?
I'd love to finish the hem of my dress with the serger too, instead of turning under the edges first before hemming.
Inquiring minds want to know.
dancinseamstres From: dancinseamstres Date: June 18th, 2007 03:27 pm (UTC) (link)
yes, you should be able to adjust the stitch width and length to whatever you want. on my serger, the width is one of the big differences between an overcast stitch and a rolled hem---the small width rolls the hem as it stitches, a wider width leaves it flat (the tension is adjusted differently for them both too, but that is way too complicated to try to explain without pictures or something).

bring lots of scraps and try out different settings--of length, width, and tension. thread the serger with different colors on each looper so you can see what settings pull what threads in what directions.
chloeandrudy From: chloeandrudy Date: June 18th, 2007 03:47 pm (UTC) (link)
Thank you! I bought a rolled hem foot for my sewing machine but haven't had time to take classes to learn how to use my sewing machine (other than basics) or use the feet. That's a project coming up soon.
I will try what you suggested. Thanks again.
suededsilk From: suededsilk Date: June 17th, 2007 06:05 am (UTC) (link)
Hey, some of won't be at CC! *pouts*
Sergers are beautiful things. :) (OK, as long as you don't slice into your garment with them. *cough* whomoe?)
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: June 19th, 2007 05:00 pm (UTC) (link)
Well there will be lots of pics after the gala... :P
koshka_the_cat From: koshka_the_cat Date: June 17th, 2007 09:11 am (UTC) (link)
Keep it a secret! I want to be surprised :)
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: June 19th, 2007 05:00 pm (UTC) (link)
Okay, just for you then! :>
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