Anyway, I married a man who had never heard of "themes" for wedding gifts, and he bought me the opposite of paper - a SERGER!!!! The man is gifted, truly.
This machine has sat on my sewing table for approximately two months without any use. It's complicated. It's scary. And I barely even know what it does.
Correction: I barely knew. I totally know now.
The user DVD is older than me and doesn't even work on a Mac, so with some help from my friend Andrea I found some user guides on YouTube and elsewhere. In about 10 minutes, I had the thing up and running. It's fairly simple, really. It's like a sewing machine in that it loops threads around until a really fancy knot is tied, but a serger prevents fraying on the edges and cuts off the excess fabric while doing it. If you're wearing a knit garment right now, chances are the inside seams are serged.
And yesterday I finished serged ruffles... for baby butts.
Look at those baby butt ruffles!!
Here's a closeup of the serged ends of the ruffles:
And here's another closeup:
The front of the diaper cover:
And what it looks like with the matching dress:
Sorry, you'll have to turn your head. I forgot to edit the photo before I posted!!
This outfit is surely to make this little girl happy:
I sent away all my Lily clothes (minus the airplane booties, more about that later) yesterday!
I love my serger!