I have this sinking feeling that summer is almost done…..well my time for sewing up a storm is pretty much over…….sewing shows & traveling awaits around the corner. But I did get quite a bit of sewing done recently. Bit of a story……similar to ones I hear from you! My sewing machine needed the “hospital” as I was a naughty girl and had not had it serviced for far too long.
So I had to be creative with my Elna 945 serger and Janome Coverpro 1000. As I love knit fabrics so much, it goes pretty much without saying that I use these 2 machines a LOT when I sew garments. But I often do top stitching or add binding etc with my regular sewing machine. So……what was I to do? Being determined to finish this dress I did the ENTIRE dress with these 2 sergers – NO sewing machine. I kid you not. It is quite exciting to see what all you can do with chain stitch……and actually the chain stitch is much stronger than a straight stitch on a regular sewing machine…..and it stretches with the knit fabric which a straight stitch won’t do …..pop goes that seam!
This dress pattern has been featured on this blog before…..click this link.
Better wear this dress a few more times before the winter woolies have to get dragged out. No red & orange leaves yet so we are good for now?!