Perry Moffitt

January 1, 2012

Show and tell…

Filed under: Sewing for Kids (not quilts) — perrymoffitt @ 10:54 pm
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Christmas was a blur of family and travel and food. I haven’t done any sewing lately. These matching doll dresses are from a few months ago and just started getting lots of use from the little girl.

I got a generous gift certificate from santa and hit Intown Quilters in Atlanta. They have a huge amount of fabric. They also have a lovely deal on fat quarters, 10 for $25! Perfect for fat quarter addicts like me.

 These three are jersey knits which will become the first project with the fancy serger I got on my birthday (and have been too scared to take out of the box)

And just a little more show and tell; this print was one of my very favorite Christmas presents. This dog looks so very much like our sweet dog Petunia and my love of a glass of red wine is *ahm* well known amongst my familiars. I am totally unaffiliated with this artist, I just happen to think he is great. Anyway, check out this guy’s etsy site, so much fun!  SCHMETZPETZ

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  1. Don’t be afraid of your serger! You are going to love it. Have you taken a class with your dealer? The hardest part is threading and tension adjustment, but it’s not even that it’s HARD, really — it’s just that it’s so different from your sewing machine that it can be intimidating until you get used to it. Then it’s easy-peasy. If you have any trouble, or you don’t have an opportunity to take classes, let me know. I have a couple of great serger books I can recommend with lots of pictures of how to thread, easy way to change thread colors, and pictures to help figure out tension adjustments. If your serger has a coverstitch option (many of them don’t), Debbie Cook has fantastic coverstitch tutorials on her sewing blog here http://stitchesandseams.blogspot.com/2001/01/coverstitch-all-stuff.html. Thread makes a difference, too, but you probably knew that already. I suggest red wine and a positive attitude when you sit down at the serger the first time — puppy dog kisses will help, too. 🙂

    I have been neglecting my serger (busy with work and other projects) but I have also been hoarding some knit fabrics for myself. I “resolve” (there! I said it!) to break out my serger and sew something I can wear once I’ve finished with my son’s quilt. I took classes from my dealer when I first got it, then I used it for making things like cotton lycra nursing bras (I can’t believe I made those), cotton knit pajamas for my little boys, and some brown felt Jedi Knight hooded capes. Oh, and a DVF-style knit wrap dress for myself — almost forgot that one. It’s been a couple of years, though. So I’ll be relearning my serger while you’re learning your new one.

    Happy sewing, and Happy New Year!

    Comment by Rebecca Grace — January 2, 2012 @ 9:32 am | Reply

    • I haven’t taken a class, I used one in college but that was many years ago. One of these days while the angel is napping, I will make something fantastic!

      Comment by perrymoffitt — January 13, 2012 @ 3:42 pm | Reply


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