Monday, January 18, 2010
Project number two was this skirt made with a stretchy knit. After serging it together I made my first ever blind hem and zig zag stitched the ribbon rose on... still far from perfect- but I am enjoying how the serger works on the stretchy material.
Sewing stretchy fabric on a traditional machine was always a bit tricky for me. I'd end up with puckers and edges that had an unintentional lettuce finish. The first skirt I ever made with stretchy fabric was in junior high and I had to put fishing weights in the hem near the seams to "pull" them down where they were supposed to be- no joke! Anyways, this machine makes it all so much easier. I think I want to get some FOE (fold over elastic) and try some more fast, and easy skirts.