I was planning on posting pics today of the McCall's jacket but Adrienne got me thinking about those darn resolutions!
Before I make mine every year, (usually on my b-day, which is coming SOON!) I take a moment to reflect on my year.
Last year I did not make any solid resolutions, I just wanted to try and enjoy life and enjoy my family. We had just lost our cousin-nephew-son Ahmad (RIP) in a car accident and I was hurting. I sewed and cried all winter (I'm for real). By spring of this year, my interest in sewing grew immensely and really helped me get back on track and helped me get focused on fun and reaching out to others and I even started a blog, lol!
What a sewlful year it has been! I have learned so much. I am so excited about the people I was able to meet online and in person. I mostly stuck to my "sewing goals." The biggest turning point though was getting a serger. Seriously.
HAD to have one since I wanted to be a "pro".
I scoured the Internet and library until I knew enough to select one based on my preferences and decided on the Viking Huskylock 905.
- Don't listen to the "snobs", do your own research. (what i mean by "snobs" are those who have a "preference" for only top of the line and look down on other brands)
The New Sewing with a Serger (Singer) great book! my personal choice
The Complete Serger Handbook pretty good, if you aren't feeling the singer book check this one out
Serger Secrets: High-Fashion Techniques for Creating Great-Looking Clothes found it at the library - dated fashionwise - but inspiring!
Serge With Confidence great book and companion to the Singer book.
http://www.sewingwithnancytv.com/ go to "techniques" and watch ALL of the serger videos
More serger videos
Selecting a serger
Shopping for a Serger (from Threads)
Also read those reviews on PatternReview.
- Go to a dealer and take a test drive!
After the painstaking purchasing process of finding a comfortable machine, a good dealer/store and making layaway payments I am a proud & satisfied owner of a serger since August 07. Since that short time, I feel like my sewing enthusiasm has increased even more. I've
I previously thought a serger was totally out of my league as a beginner.
- When you hear folks say sergers aren't for beginners, DON'T LISTEN!!!
I invite new and learning sewing enthusiasts to continue to expand their horizons. Making stuff is fun but, Don't be afraid to try absolutely everything sewing-within your means of course, even if you think you aren't ready. It can only enhance your experience.