Perry Moffitt

January 1, 2012

Show and tell…

Filed under: Sewing for Kids (not quilts) — perrymoffitt @ 10:54 pm

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


  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 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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