i was going through a big ol' pile of clothes that i made a couple years ago, and boy, some of that stuff is embarrassing. when i first got a serger (it was a janky singer deal; i have since upgraded to a babylock imagine that threads itself
), i had noooo idea how to use it, or thread it, and i just kind of threw the thread around and whacked out the tensions. i also only had black and white thread, and didn't *quite* understand the concept of 'stretch' in stretch knit... so yeah. some of this crap was, well, crap
anyway, i found a couple dresses that i had good intentions for, and set about ripping them apart and reworking them (because jersey is expensive, ok! i ain't wasting that fabric!). here are two that i am especially proud of.
i don't have any before pictures, because most of the errors were stuff you had to see in person, or were to do with the construction on the inside. just believe me when i tell you, i am much more improved now!
this little turquoise dress was originally an awesome bright spring green... except i bought EXTREMELY cheap fabric that deteriorated without a few minutes of sewing. i've never seen fabric that literally fell apart, thread by thread, like that. i hadn't even washed it! and when i did wash it, it scrunched up and got stiff and... ugh. but the flowery yoke was cool, so i saved it and put it with some turquoise jersey
i also gave it a sweet asym collar. loves it!
the back, and mah butt.
this brown one started out pretty similar to how it looks now, except the middle panel was the same brown jersey and there were pockets at the bottom. it was AWFUL, it didn't fit anyone
but the fabric was nice, so chop chop, and i put this sweet sweater knit in the middle and gave it a huge cowl neck.
huuurrrr, it's a little tight on me
so! for those of you who are still concerned about their lack of skills - PRACTICE. rip stuff apart and KEEP SEWING.
as always, thank you for looking, and please let me know what you think