This is pretty simple, but it's the first actual useable thing I've made with my new serger! My mom gave me her old serger over the holidays (an old-ish Babylock) and I finally got up the nerve to try it out today! After at least half an hour spent threading the damn thing (the manual wasn't kidding when it suggested having tweezers handy) and a couple more hours getting acclimated and adjusting tension & such, I got bored with making little hemmed squares and decided to just go for it.
(sorry about the weird angle in this one!)
The shirt's made from two cheap XL men's t-shirts I got from Hobby Lobby. For the fitted top part, I chopped off the shirt about 2 inches below the armholes and saved the bottom for later. I traced the outline of one of my favorite shirts over the top part to make it fitted - I cut off the arms and adjusted the sleeve holes and sleeves to be smaller. Then sewed the sleeves back on & sewed up the side seams. Next I took the leftover bottom of the shirt, gathered it at its top, and sewed it all together in the middle, and tada! Cute shirt, and I used my serger to make something real.
It's really basic but I'm proud that I sat down and actually tried out the serger! It could definitely use some sort of finishing touch, but I'm kinda stuck on what - there's lots of t-shirt fabric left and I've also got a decent button collection but nothing I'm coming up with feels quite right. Any ideas for what I could do?