An impulse buyer I am not, especially where pricey items are concerned. Plus, Mr. C and I tend to keep things forever, so buying the right thing always seems imperative. I consider, debate, agonize and research online before I acquire a possession. None of which I did when I bought my serger in September. Since we were going out of town for a week it seemed the ideal time to take my beloved and ageing Pfaff sewing machine in for some preventative maintenance. Just in time, as I discovered the couple who owned the Pfaff dealership were retiring and the store was closing. Everything was half price!
But, as I said, I am not an impulse buyer, so somewhat regretfully we left the store and drove back to our part of town to go eat. And the farther away we got, the more I wanted that serger. Before someone else snatched it up! So as soon as we sat down at the table, I pulled out my phone and called the store and charged it. It was mine! After we returned from our trip, a day before the store closed, I went to pick it up along with my rejuvenated Pfaff.
my Pattern Review here. Then I immediately whipped out the pants I'm wearing here in ponte knit. They're from an OOP Sandra Betzina pattern, Vogue 1061. You can see them better below in the black version that I made years ago and have worn often. They're pull-on pants and what's unique about them is the waistband that uses negative ease instead of elastic, so very comfortable.
The purple top is the same Marcy Tilton pattern with the neckband made in a sheer knit burn-out, with the adjusting pleats sewn on the inside. I also added cuffs of the same knit burn-out. This is from another project that I'll post here soon. The burn-out was a perfect match for this very inexpensive, lightweight knit. Unlike the green top which is a very drape-y, stretchy rayon-spandex knit, I think this one is all cotton and doesn't have a lot of stretch, so I would have been better off cutting it a bit larger, but it's okay.
I signed up for a basic serging class on Craftsy, and then Craftsy offered the advanced serging class for free, so I've signed up for that also. I've watched the introductions, but I've yet to proceed any further with either one. When I do I'm hoping to expand my serging repertoire beyond the basics, but for the moment, the basics are just fine.