After a long, long, loooooong week, all I wanted to do was check out some art on Main Street at First Thursdays on Main art crawl!
But what would I wear for this hot & humid evening?
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!
Then, I stitched the two ends together.
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 the parts with the slits.
Now for the dress!
I decided to take it in exactly 1″ on each side.
First I pinned…
…and THEN I whipped out THIS AWESOME THING!!!!!
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!”
So what does this crazy thing do, you ask? Let me show ya!
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!
After a quick press, my new dress was done!
I tied my sewn-together ties around my waist, had hopped down to Main Street!
There was much cool art to see!