Halfway through sewing it, my serger got stuck, really good, and when I opened it to fix it, I saw that the upper looper finger was painfully bent forward and the lower looper finger was jammed behind it. Disaster!
My sister came to pick me up for church and after she looked at it, we decided it was a goner. Luckily she is the manager of Ready Set Sew, Janome dealer and repair place, and assured me that we could bring it in for a repair, trade-in or even better, a trade-up. Yay! So much for saving money by home sewing.
After church I finished sewing the dress with my regular machine and then tried it on. HORRIBLE. Way too baggy and awful looking. Undaunted, I cut away every seam and trimmed it down by 3/8" inch and sewed it again with a new seam allowance of 3/8" too. Now it fits perfectly and I only have to add the pockets to make it completely mine.
Today we expect an exciting visit of Dave's sister and husband, Carol and Dan, from Chicago, and their Labrador dog, Chessie. It will be a short visit, two days, as they are on their way to Atlanta for another visit. We are soooo excited and expect our pups to have a wonderful barking time!
I fell in love HARD for this serger. This Babylock Eclipse sx, was a floor model at Ready Set Sew and my sister let me thread it myself, the most important thing to know about sergers and it was a dream. There are self threading machines, but they are much more expensive and I was able to thread this one very very easily with the threading tool that comes with it.
It sews like a dream, way better than my old machine, so it was meant to be mine. It does everything that I may want to do, and has differential feed for fussy fabrics. But the fussy sample fabrics I serged at the store were just perfect without any adjusting. Sigh. I gladly traded in my old machine and will be using this baby for all my clothes sewing adventures. Hurray!
WE just accepted an offer on the sale of our old house!!! Double Hurray!! We close on Aug. 31 and that will be over at last. Woowoo!