Monday, November 8, 2010

I've been known to act a little dramatic.

Long story short: I figured out my coverstitch on my serger last Thursday. Yay!! I was so relieved. I went back to Bernina-nuttall right down the street from me, the expert was there, and she helped me figure it out. THANK YOU BERNINA-NUTTALL.

This is what my serger was doing as a "coverstitch" before I figured it out. Not Pretty. Turns out I wasn't threading my looper correctly. 

Now that my serger and I had made up, we both descided to get to work finishing the houndstooth dress. Boy, did it turn out wonderful!!

The rope detail on the neckline I was able to put on my dress with the coverstitch on my serger....pretty sturdy and way more efficient than any other sewing machine. I couldn't believe that it could sew through rope like it did. Pretty beastly. I was also able to hem the sleeves and skirt of the dress, of course. I love my serger now!! 

Sewing machine?? oh right, that thing that is still getting serviced. It can take its time. 

I've been blogging for one year! Happy Birthday, Sewn by Ellen!

In honor of this momentous occasion, lets take a stroll down memory lane with some the projects I've done: 



  1. I wish I had as many dresses as you :)
    Yet again, you=the shiz.

  2. I love your blog!! I think I found it from CJane? Anyway, I soooo admire your sewing skills! Im fairly new to sewing myself and am in the middle of a dress and I didn't realize how hard it can be! Im amazed by your talent!
    Can't wait to see what else you sew!