I sewed that side again with a bit more curve near the waist, not bothering to take out the previous stitching since it was so close. Best part comes next! I got out my serger to give it a professional finish. The Baby Lock Eclipse serger I got (resale, of course!) several years back was an amazing aquisition from our local sewing/vac shop, Auger & Sons. I highly recommend getting refurbished machinery, as you can benefit from far better prices, though it will still be something to save up for. I definitely had sticker shock when I first browsed. However, it's an investment as the right equipment will help your sewing turn out better with less frustration in the process.
Since I haven't used this complicated machine in quite some time, I was a bit rusty when it came to rethreading all 4 spools. I ended up with a giant bird's nest of thread not once, but several times. Were I not so determined (or is that stubborn?) I might have given up and left a raggedy edge. Thankfully, I realized I had to adjust the dials a bit from whatever I'd previously set and then it ran like a charm. Operator malfunction continues to account for most of my sewing mishaps. Though I love these fancy-schmancy machines, there is a small amount of fear and trepidation that accompanies using my serger, since it cuts away the excess fabric as it encases the raw edges. I'm gotten plenty of practice with my seam ripper undoing sewing mistakes, but one can't undo serger mistakes quite so easily once the fabric has actually been cut through.
|I'm thankful for my finished product!|