Do you like my new toy? Hooray! I have been saving up for a serger for awhile and with some birthday cash from my parents (thanks Mom and Dad!), I finally had enough to buy it. It was worth every penny!
I made this shirt yesterday - sorry for the fuzzy photo. I used this tutorial. I am pretty happy with how it turned out. I did have to take in the sides a bunch - like four inches. I thought the pattern looked really big after I drew it out and it was. I don't think that the tutorial is wrong - this was entirely my fault. I must have had a math mistake somewhere, but, luckily, it was easy enough to fix.
After I got the fit right, I serged up the side seams to finish them off. So fast and so easy! Then I serged the bottom edge before I turned it up to hem. So professional looking, too.
I was a bit hesitant to make this shirt mostly because I need to wear a bra. The thought of a strapless one makes me shudder - I hate those things so much. The solution: clear bra straps. Whoever thought of those is brilliant! And while I wouldn't wear them with a strapless dress, they do the trick for wearing a summer shirt around town.
The craft party yesterday was cancelled due to a sick kid (not one of mine). We postponed until this afternoon. More on that tomorrow.