Saturday, April 17, 2010

Every pretty girls deserves to go to a ball

My new Serger!! Or will be when I get it in the mail. I had to have my sister purchase it for me from a dealer (thanks Julio!). It's an Enlighten "Wave" Baby Lock (the wave is a type of stitch this particular machine can do. a fancy decorative stitch I'm not sure I'll ever use) . It has jet air threading and automatic tension. No messing with either! Here's a video on youtube that shows threading and stitching for the model below the one I got. I'm really excited about the rolled hem and gathering feature. My old serger did a rolled hem but you had to switch out the throat plate, use a different attachment, turn a bunch of knobs rethread and hope you got the tension right. I never used it but maybe once in 17 years. It was such a pain that it wasn't worth it. On the youtube video, she shows you how to gather fabric on the serger. It's fascinating!!!! If you have any interest in a serger watch the video.
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I unexpectedly had to give back the serger I was borrowing till we moved and dig in to my savings (which I wasn't done saving for) and get a serger asap since I use one all the time. I had gotten so used to using one it's devastating being without one:) I decided on the baby lock for many reasons (and lets hope I'm not disappointed!). One being I wanted something from a dealer for warranty purposes, etc. and the only way I could get a dealer to deal with me was by having my sister go to one and inquire. Well the one I asked her to go to didn't sell Bernina's anymore (which is what I thought I wanted since I had one before and the one I was borrowing was a Bernina) but they did sell baby lock. So I joined a yahoo babylock discussion board and asked everyone for their opinion. I did research online and asked questions. I will definitely post after I get the machine and have used it on many different types of fabric and used all it's features. I'm hoping to help anyone else who may be looking for the same machine. Not easy to get an idea of how a machine works when you can't even test drive it like someone normally would be able to in the states. I have no idea if they even sell Baby Locks in Germany....
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What movie is my post title from?? When Ava was wrapping her dinosaur in Emily's hello kitty panties this morning, it kept running through my mind that every pretty dinosaur deserves some panties. She has been at it for about 30 minutes trying to get him wrapped to her liking. I expect a tantrum any minute. We already got one from Emily when she saw that Ava had her underwear.
The movie is Yes Man and really one of the funniest movies.

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I made a bag from the One Yard Wonders Book (fabric is from the Hope Valley line) but I have to wait till I go out side to take a picture. I'll post that next.



6 comments:

Katelyn R. said...

Yay for your new serger! I hope it works to your liking! and can't wait to see the new purse.

Jenny Bean said...

Yeah! New serger...so glad you did it before you came home. I hope it ends up being exactly what you want. I knew the title was from Yes Man before I read it and laughed when I read it because I LOVE that movie. It is 8am Saturday here which makes it about 5 pm for you. Call me today. I miss you :)

KD Designs said...

Those features sound wonderful! If I ever get serious about sewing clothes I want a serger. Can't wait to hear how you like it! Ava with the dino is so cute! I'm imagining the incident! :) Can't wait to see your bag!

corinnea said...

Yay for sisters who shop for you and send you cool stuff!! Can't wait to hear how you like it. I'm going to watch the videos, thanks for posting the info!

So did she throw a fit??? I want to ask her why the dino needed underwear......

Can't wait to see the purse!

lizy said...

YAYYYY, they are so great to have!!!! You are going to have to teach me how to use the rolled hem on mine. I haven't attempt to do it because it sounds so complicated removing all those gadgets.... Want to see the new purse, post it!!! :)

Mary H. said...

I bet you're glad to have a new serger. And it was nice of your sister to help you on getting your hands on one.

Ava's too funny :)

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