I got a serger!!!!
I wouldn’t believe it if you told me I would get a sewing machine six months ago, not to mention a serger!! But the encouragement from family and fellow blogger (Sil, that’s you!), I got this Brother 1034D on Prime Day. And yes, $$ was also a consideration – normal price was $203, and it was only $159 on Prime Day! Woohoo! Thanks Amazon and Felix! (And Amazon forgot our order, so we got $10 amazon giftcard too. That makes it even cheaper. HAHA!)
The serger came threaded, but I wanted to thread it myself so that I can use the threads with the color I want, in stead of red yellow green blue. It’s surprisingly easy to thread. And it’s so fun to see it cut the fabric!!!! So happy! I am so happy with the machine!
The first dress I made with the machine was V8766, with the fabrics I brought from Hong Kong. A family friend who worked at a wedding dress company gave us several yards of lace and lining for free. I am also writing this post for the July social sew activity:) The theme is Vintage. I think this dress is kind of vintage, you think?
Cutting out fabric in our living room.
I used the”normal” hem (how do you call it? 4-thread hem?) and the narrow hem function. Narrow hem used up a lot of threads, but the finished product is beautiful. I didn’t really get the tension right, but I was satisfied already!!
I kind of made a muslin for my bodice because I didn’t want it too loose. I guess I made it too tight in stead… I can’t gain ANY weight if I want to wear this dress in the future. Like, not even an inch. Or I will just redo the bodice… remove the darts I guess.
This was my first time making a circle skirt, also a lined dress. I wanted to cut the circle skirt shorter, but left it uneven! It’s not a circle, it’s an oval. So I cut out more, hopefully to cover the mistake. Hmmmm… So overall I made the bodice more “fit,” shortened the hem and added a little bow. I always wanted a dress like this!! This is my favourite pattern so far!
Lesson 8: It’s better to shorten a circle skirt hem hanging it.
I tried shorten it on the floor, matching the half circle, turned out it became an oval!!! When I wear it, the hem was not even – the sides was longer than the center. I had to do it again hanging it. Good thing I didn’t cut out a ton the first time…
Lastly, thanks Felix for always taking pictures for me!!! I know I am a bit demanding hehe.