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Topic: My first projects with my serger...peasant tops for my toddler  (Read 951 times)
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mrsmartin428
« on: February 19, 2009 08:45:59 AM »

I have been wanting a serger for years, and my husband finally broke down and got me one for Valentine's Day (don't laugh too hard, I bought him a welder...ya, we're pretty romantic).

I made each of these tops using fat quarters I bought on sale at Joann's (took 4 fq's for each top), I didn't want to spend a ton of money on fabric since I knew I'd probably screw up my first couple projects.  I made all of these in one afternoon, using a mixture of Vegbee's tute and a Butterick pattern I bought. 

I think they turned out okay for a first try...we're planning on going to the beach on vacation this year and I thought they'd be nice play-wear for her.  They're not quite as wonky as they look in the pictures, I don't have them on the hanger straight and I had to take the pictures at an angle.

Of course, my sewing machine decided to crap-out while I was getting started making similar tops for my older daughter, so now I have to go hunt down my machine oil and spare needles (I really should maintain it a little better).





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LagamorphLounge
« Reply #1 on: February 19, 2009 08:55:51 AM »

They're quite cute.  I love the pattern on the first one.  They look really good, and if they are a bit wonky, who cares, your daughter is a toddler and I'm sure she doesn't mind!
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threegirlsandaboy
« Reply #2 on: February 19, 2009 09:05:33 AM »

Those are adorable!  I LOVE the fabrics!!
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Estcookie
« Reply #3 on: February 19, 2009 09:47:41 AM »

Yep, first ones my favourite too.  they're all gorgeous though, I like the kinda vintage look of them.
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mrsmartin428
« Reply #4 on: February 19, 2009 10:22:46 AM »

The top was the last one that I made, I think it shows.   Grin  I wanted to make extra-sure that I didn't mess up with that fabric because it was my favorite.  I purposely picked vintage-y prints because I love the style and thought it fit best with the pattern (flourescents don't really go too well with the peasant-tops, I think).

Thanks for the nice comments, hopefully the more I sew the better I will get at it.
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smrfchic
« Reply #5 on: February 19, 2009 10:27:24 AM »

They're all really cute... I think the 2nd one could use some elastic on the sleeves though, but maybe it looks differently on?  I need to make some of these myself.
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