Serge-a-licious!!! Space pants!!

here's my first attempt at making *something* with my serger!! I did make a gigantic stack of wipes and two napkins, but I was ready to do some "real" serging! Any and all advice is appreciated, in the comments section!! Thanks!! I need all the help I can get!!

This is my fav comfy pants pattern, from the vintage Kwik Sew's Sewing for Toddlers. I post a pic of the book HERE. They are close fitting and have a slight flare to the leg. Super cute!! I used drawcord elastic leftover from the pj/yoga pants sewing extravaganza at Christmas. All the pieces are about 15' long, the size I use for Aldous' pants. So, I need to make him about 9 more pairs of pants to use it all.

I practiced top stitching with the flatlock, on the side seams. I think it's too tight, b/c it's not lying flat, even after stretching and pressing. It was great on the hem, tho. It's tricky to make sure you catch the raw edge, tho, so I would recommend also using some kind of fusible seam tape, until you're a pro.

I made the button hole and sewed the elastic on using my sewing machine. And green thread.

Tutorial on applying drawcord elastic: HERE

Here is my bow-legged model with his battle-scarred cheek. I actually didn't see how this happened, but I assume it had something to do with William's nails needing a trim.

I think the tension is too loose on one of the needle threads, but I'm not sure. In any case, the threads show at both crotch seams, front and back.

see how the top stiching isn't flat?? I want it flat.

See the stitches showing again?? hmmmm

Bow-legged boy. The top is the free tank download on Ottobre. It makes a wonderful undershirt. This on is in white interlock, with white ribbing binding. I did it back before I even had a good sewing machine!! Ha ha!! I made about 6 of those for William, when I was pregnant with Aldous.

Although there are plenty of mistakes on these, I'm pretty happy with them overall. I want to give the monkey pants HERE a whirl.


Julia said...

So I don't know how helpful I can be, but I wanted to commiserate about the flatlocking. I ALWAYS had that happen unless I was using very thin fabrics (like quilting-weight woven cotton). I'll be interested to see if you get it figured out.

Jacki said...

oooh, someone on Sewing Mamas said to adjust the pressure of the foot, but I haven't tried it yet, so I have nothing to report other than that advice. There is a screw thing on top of my serger JUST for making that adjustment.


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