Tonight I spent a hideous half hour re-threading my overlocker from scratch. There's one tricksy part with the lower looper, ie the first thread to be done, and it took multiple goes, two needle nose tweezers and a deep seated relief that I had no alcohol in the house. I would have resorted to drinking some and it would have taken even longer.
all is well I only have the neckline and sleeve hems to go. Here's the
hem being belted around. I overlocked and turned it up, and eyeballed
the hem all around. It's an under layer and in theory only seen by me.
Hopefully I don't end up in emergency, and if I did the last thing they
& I are concerned with is that I overlocked a costume hem that isn't
I need to work on the overlocker tension as it's a smidge tight, but
*underwear*. Do I sound like I'm trying to convince myself ;)
yes, I'm using Burda7156, a little shorter, and definitely shorter
sleeves. I needed to cut it out of 3m of 112cm wide, as I needed 1m for a
fichu (neck scarf) for my working class regency. I thought the sleeves
looked crazy wide, & they were. I took 13cm (5") out and they're
Oh, and my dreadful attempt at photos of my tv
screen (my netbook doesn't have a cd/dvd drive so no screencapping
ability). Look at the ugly cap on this woman. -shudder-