Thanks for all your comments on sergers--new, used, Baby Lock, Juki, industrial--all good points!
It happened today darlings!!!
Dad and I went to American Sew and Vac in Princeton, NJ, very conveniently located, to buy his birthday/Christmas combo present to me: A Baby Lock Enlighten serger. Thank you Dad!!!
Dad carrying my new serger into my sewing room
Me opening the box
Running out the white thread it was threaded with
Unwrapping the "vibrant turquoise" MaxiLock thread
reading the manual on how to thread it
My first run of the serger!
Such a good serger!
Mark, the guy who sold us the machine, asked what sewing machine I have, and I said I have 3 of them, to which he replied, "You really sew!"
My collection of machines, left to right:
- Baby Lock Enlighten serger
- Mom's Singer from 1964 --one of her wedding presents--the machine I learned to sew on til I was 18
- My Baby Lock sewing machine from 1994 --my high school graduation present--sewed on it half my life until...
- My Brother Project Runway machine from 2012 -- Christmas gift from my parents--my only computerized machine
- My White Speedylock (estimated to be from 1994) --freebie from a former coworker circa 2009-ish?
Above is my first Enlighten serged garment seam: Simplicity 1314 (the quilted dress)
And I made some progress on fitting S1314.
By having a waist seam all the way across, it means no more drag lines ! !!!
But, that "point" is a bit wonky....need to work some magic on each "point" tmw. I'm limiting myself tmw to 30 min per point or 2 hours....whatever it looks like after 2 hours is how it will be, then I move on to finishing the dress.
Thanks again Dad!!!