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My Sewing Studio needs elves today. So many ideas are flowing for gifts and party wear.

Today is serger day !

I was attracted to the most interesting border print knit which had a wide and narrow border along each edge of the 60″ wide fabric. To use the design to its advantage required much thought and planning. I decided on V 8786 and although I did not sew up a muslin first it all came together perfectly.

What do you think?border print backback

border print frontFront and sleeves cut crosswise to use the large design to its advantage.

The large design falls at my waist and could be belted if necessary. The pattern has no darts but a front and back yoke. Though 3 separate panels created the front and back , I pinned the pieces together so I could cut it as one and not interfere with the amazing design of the fabric.

I have been using stretch mesh with great success for neckline binding and often on sleeve and hem. Cut strips of 1 or 1 1/2 inches wide and fold in half, baste to neckline and serge to finish. Topstitch if you think it will lay flatter. This depends on your knit. border print necklineborder mesh

Have fun!

and please join in my Serger Sessions in the Studio every second Wednesday of the month beginning January 14.

A New Project each month plus hands on guidance to help you along.

Jo-Anne

jc@creativestyling.com

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