Hello Wednesday, all! Today finds me excitedly awaiting the arrival of my new serger. My wonderful hubby bought me my first serger 22 years ago, but a part broke a while back and it hasn’t been the same since. I decided to go for the Brother 1034D. It’s due to arrive later this week, yay.

2014 05 21 woyww serger sewing projects

While I wait I’m prepping all the projects to be serged. Clockwise from the upper left are the pink denim skirt (I decided to go with the lighter pink side), an animal print skirt I’m going to recut to make a shorter version, three rib knits to make a top, black to make a copy of my favorite nightie – which is currently nearly in rags, white knit to make a copy of a purchased top, Cindy Wimmer’s awesome book, The Missing Link: From Basic to Beautiful Wirework Jewelry, my beloved MP3 player on which I listen to audio books, a few beads for an upcoming bracelet, and finally, a cool ethnic looking fabric for a skort.

That lot should be enough to keep me busy for a few days, eh?

Once I get all the tops done, I promise to take pics with the pants (trousers for you UK folks!) and do some pattern reviewing.

If you’d like to see what’s on the workdesks of other creative folks from all over the world, be sure to check out our weekly blog party over at Julia’s.

In the meantime, happy creating!

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16 thoughts on “WOYWW- Serger Sewing Projects

  1. Wow! I can’t wait to see what you do with that leopard print skirt. You are a brave woman. The ethnic print also looks interesting. You are going to model these for us, right?

  2. Hi Sandy – you are planning to be really busy – I have no idea what a serger is but am guessing it may be what I would call an overlocker???? Have fun when it arrives. What a lovely hubby! Happy WOYWW to you from Helen 68

  3. Wow! That’s a lot of sewing projects you have on the go. I wouldn’t even know where to begin threading a serger, let alone using one! I have a knit fabric for one of my current dressmaking WIPs. I’ve never sewn with it before so I need to get over the fear! Have fun with your new “toy” x

    Fiona #9

  4. I’m really jealous that you’re getting another overlocker. I yearn after one which is daft really as I don’t make clothes, so when would I use it?! You are going to have a whole new wardrobe soon!
    Hugs, LLJ 21 xx

    1. You can use overlockers/sergers on much more than clothing. I plan to use mine on the church curtains I’ll be making, and it’s great for tote bags & other kinds of home dec, too.

  5. Well in sounds and looks like you are really organised ready for the arrival of your new machine …. Have fun!
    Jackie 13

  6. You are going to be busy..I am most envious of your serger, but I am not quite good enough to warrant one 🙂 Love that you are going to copy a purchased top..I do that a lot. Especially with simple 4 piece ones – I just made a nice swingy vest / tunic thing. I just bought a great Vogue pattern that my Ma recommended to me – http://voguepatterns.mccall.com/v8994-products-48392.php?page_id=857&search_control=display&list=search
    I am planning on defying the pattern instructions and making a couple in prints for my anniversamoon trip! Cx #76

  7. I’m glad someone asked what a serger was, I did guess it was something sewing-related. Hope it’s useful (I am a non-sewer, in case you hadn’t guessed!!) Thanks for the visit. Helen 8

  8. You are certainly going to be kept out of mischief:) Looking forward to seeing the projects finished.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog. Happy WOYWW. Sue 48

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