|All tidied up and waiting for the new arrival...|
In other news this week, my new shiny birthday present overlocker arrived and it is amazing! I had never used one before because I knew if I tried one I would want one and didn't think that would be happening any time soon. My wonderful Mr Jenna surprised me by contacting a few people (thank you very much!) and then, as a surprise on my actual birthday, taking me to an overlocker demonstration on the model we would be getting.
I have been saving all my jersey scraps expressly for this use and I am so happy to get them out and use them. I have a box full which won't shut at the moment so there will be plenty more on their way. I put a button on the front of all the pants so the child can easily see which way round to put them on. She is over the moon with all of these and has refused to take them off - which meant I had to make another pair this morning so I could get the others in the wash!
Happy faces all round! If anyone has any good tips for using overlockers they would be gratefully received. I have done some research on the internet and I think I kind of know what I'm doing but any information will help!
There were various reasons why we decided to get this model, the most important being that it was from a local dealer, which therefore means local support should any problems arise, but also we believe in supporting local businesses.
As I have run out of white thread, which I hardly ever use but suddenly need for everything on my list at the moment, I have been stuck with what to make. So I decided to whip up some pants for the child using Kitschy Coo's amazing Unisex Underwear pattern.
I have wanted to make this for some time but I just haven't got around to it. This has been the perfect pattern for practicing using my overlocker and I have been amazed at how quickly I can whip a pair up. No more buying knickers in this house!
|Pants of Awesomeness!|