Urge to Serge Dress 1
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Urge to Serge Dress

What Would Julia Do? Dress
Mai-Linh's Reader ReFash!

After a long, long, loooooong week, all I wanted to do was check out some art on Main Street at First Thursdays on Main!  But what would I wear for this hot & humid evening?

 

This.  I shall wear this.
This. I shall wear this.

 

The fit is lousy, and I hate those stupid side-tie thingies!  Time to take this dress from dowdy to darling!

First, I lopped off those stupid side ties!

 

Snip!
Snip!

 

Then, I stitched the two ends together.

 

Like this!
Like this!

 

I snipped off that extra little bit of fabric and put my new tie-thingy aside.

Usually I don’t chop off any length until I’ve taken my piece in, but in this case, I just didn’t feel like stitching down the side slits on this dress.  Sooooo…I just cut off that part.

 

Slits!
Slits!

 

Later!
See ya, slits!

 

 

Now for the dress!  I decided to take it in exactly 1″ on each side.  First I pinned…

 

Pin!
Pin!

 

…and THEN I whipped out THIS AWESOME THING!!!!!

 

WOWZA!
WOWZA!

 

You’re looking at The Dreamstitcher, and my first serger!  As it’s tagline proudly proclaims, “IT’S A DREAM!  IT’S A STITCHER!  IT’S THE DREAMSTITCHER!”

 

Life is but a dream!
Life is but a dream!

 

So what does this crazy thing do, you ask?  Let me show ya!

 

THIS!!!
THIS!!!

 

This amazing machine actually cuts the fabric while locking that raw edge so it won’t fray!  No more pinking shears for me!

I look forward to giving you a full review of this machine after I use it a good bit more.

The last thing I needed to do to complete this refashion was give it a new hem!  Back to my regular machine I went!

 

Easy.
Easy.

 

After a quick press, my new dress was done!  I tied my sewn-together ties around my waist, had hopped down to Main Street!

 

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It matches my shoes perfectly!

 

There was much cool art to see!

 

The featured exhibit at Tapp's Art Center!
The featured exhibit at Tapp’s Art Center!

 

Crrrrreeeepy!
Crrrrreeeepy!

 

And this one will haunt my dreams!
And this one will haunt my dreams!

 

Post-art crawl drinks at Bourbon!
Post-art crawl drinks at Bourbon!

 

Cheers!

 

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Urge to Serge Dress 2

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