If I had a dollar for every time someone asked me, “What would I use a Sergerfor???” Well, I wouldn’t have to work full time as a sewing machine salesman 😉
The truth is, I use a Serger ALL the time. You don’t have to be a super talented seamstress (Hello! I’M using one #WorstSewistEver) to justify a Serger. In fact, I’ll illustrate this point with my refashion today:
Unity’s overcast foot is different than what I’m used to… I actually really like the flange/guide in the middle of the foot as opposed to the right edge of the foot. I was able to feed the material under the needle a little better.
Attach the other side of the panel to the back of the shirt, obviously.
The Navy color is slightly darker on the panel but… oh well. I cleaned up the bottom hem to match each other.
Elephant in the room: It’s still too small
At least, I think so
It’s definitely more comfortable with the extra panel. I don’t know if I’m just a little too hard on myself (I pride myself on being realistic where body image is concerned, though) but I still think it’s just a little too tight.
This was an easy way to add extra material. In fact, I found it easier than adding panels to the side of a shirt. I’ll save this technique for future jobs… and I’ll be more liberal with the extra material 🙂
Today’s refashion was a generous donation from my friend Desiree. Translation: this cost me NOTHING. More importantly, I’m so “popular” now from this blog, that people are giving me their items to be refashioned! I think that can only mean I have, officially, “arrived.” 😉
It’s not bad… It actually reminds me of that outfit J. Lo wore in “Maid In Manhattan”.
The thing is, J. Lo is a real size 6 (or smaller)…
I’m an 8, but I feel MUCH larger in this get-up 😦
I did get it to zip so… that’s some consolation 🙂
The zipper was IN the turtle neck. Weird. I then sewed up the gaping hole the zipper left behind and made an asymmetrical cut. We’re turning this into a shirt!
Did the same thing with the sleeve.
I cleaned up the raw edges with an overcast stitch:
I’m ashamed to admit this but I let OUT the darts in the back to give me extra room 😦
These darts are “French” because they curve, as opposed to just being a straight line. Google darts if that doesn’t make sense 🙂 I left the darts in the front in tact because my vanity just wouldn’t permit me to let them out!
The shirt was all fine and dandy but I had gone a little crazy with that asymmetrical cut! It was too short on the one side 😦