In my last post, I mentioned I was going on a trip to Europe. Two weeks in France and Italy and my husband and I have decided we really want to try to move to France. Seriously. Our goal is, if we can make it work, to be packing up to move by 2020. In the meantime, as we're advancing our careers and learning French and saving money, it's back to sewing for me!
We've been back about a week, and some changes have been made! We spent way less money in Europe than we originally planned, so after some chatting, we decided that getting a serger was in the now for me! So we shopped and I got a Juki MO-1000, the one that has some air threading. That and another desk and my sewing corner is looking like so:
|Now I just need to organize and decorate!|
After the scary first time threading the serger, I couldn't wait to give it a twirl! I did a couple refashions some time ago that I only got to wear a couple times before the seams got so frayed I was scared they'd come apart. So in the closet they went, awaiting the glorious day a serger came...
|Before: Soooooo frayed|
|This silky fabric proved to be a disaster when cut|
|Juki makes short work of the problem!!|
|A silky green top that a friend gave me. It was several sizes too large so I took it in at the sides|
Today I decided to work on an actual project!
|I lovvveeedd this shirt when I saw it at Goodwill for like $3! Problem: It's about a zillion sizes too big|
|You can see the little holes where the first, too tight seam was. Serged edges; yaaaasssss|
This beautiful woman sat atop a tomb in a church in Florence, Italy. She's very old; the 1600s I think? She's carved of marble. Look at her dress! The folds, the drape! I share this because I think it's good inspiration: if a master of old can create a beautiful, sheer, flowing dress with hand tools out of a piece of rock, you can do ANYTHING. Remember this beauty the next time a seam is coming out wrong or some trim isn't going on right :)
Until next time! Au revoir!