For years I have gotten by without a serger. All the while I had one sitting in a plastic bag that my aunt found at a yard sale for me. But it intimidated me. I could still make things like this little fat quarter dress. But then it frays and I have to cut the frays after washing it. Which is okay but kind of a bummer.
This photo is when my toddler was a new 1 – a new toddler. I never shared this little dress here. It was the last dress I’ll make without a serger.
I love sewing small sweet things that are not overwhelming of my time. Like this little 1 I made on her first birthday. And many other birthday celebration items I make such as tablecloths and chair covers.
Through all my dress and skirt making for the girls, I always knew it would be easier with a serger. But I just found other ways around it. I imagined getting the hang of a new machine would be too time consuming and cut into the limited time I have to sew as it is. I have many interests so I have to divide my time wisely.
This summer I finally the took the serger into get serviced and threaded so I could conquer my intimidations. This act came after re-organizing my sewing area, upgrading my machine and passing my old one down to the girls. Therefore we are set and ready to sew and craft and be merry makers going into the colder, winter season. So much of my crafting comes after bedtime. The sewing beer this time was fitting – Long Day Lager.