|This is not a flattering silhouette for a "hippy" gal such as myself...|
I use Sergers all the time (Yes, you saw right. Plural. Sergers.). My job/livelihood is selling sewing machines and giving lessons on how to use them. I may not be the best seamstress, but I know ALL about how machines work and how to best utilize them for certain "looks." (Not bragging... just illustrating that even though I'm a horrible seamstress I'm still knowledgeable. Those who can't do, teach, right?) :) I've found that when it comes to sergers, people can get quite flustered. But there's really NOTHING to it.
For this super simple refashion, I used our Baby Lock Imagine Serger to "UN tunic" this sweater.
This is what the side seams looked like with a 3 thread overcast stitch on the Imagine:
|This is so much more professional looking than a zig zag or straight stitch|
|Still only 3 threads, but a completely different look.|
This alteration was SO simple. Seriously... just 3 stupid little seams and it was all done on a Serger. If I can make a refashion look good (or at least not "home made" looking...) by using a Serger any one can.
|I think this is much better on my, uh, curves...|
|I bought myself some Tieks for Valentine's Day :)|
If you've contemplated getting a Serger, I would highly recommend them. They really polish up your projects and they sew at lightning speed so you can get your sewing done much faster too. It's a win-win :)
Happy SERGING ;)