Well after a couple of weeks of staring at it and not having the energy to deal with something new, I finally decided to give it a go.
And do you know what, it wasn't quite as scary as I thought!
I started by watching (bits of) the DVD that came with it and had a wee scan through the manual.
Then I picked up a raglan t-shirt that I had started and abandoned a few months ago. I was using this tutorial to create my own pattern but when I discovered that my effort wouldn't even fit over Rascal's head (oops!), I had given up in disgust!
It seemed like the perfect project to resurrect. It would be exciting if I managed to save my previous disaster, but it wouldn't be the absolute end of the world if that was not possible. (The fabric was from Nin's de-stash so even though it would be a shame to waste good fabric if the project didn't work out, I wouldn't feel that I was wasting fabric that had cost me lots of money to buy.)
It turned out that my mistake was easy to fix and sewing knits on an overlocker is lots easier than on a sewing machine.
Here's what I came up with...
The good news is that it now not only fits over Rascal's head but it actually fits her rather well!
The bad news is that I got confused when joining the neckline and the seam is at the front. Rascal will have to either wear this back to front, or live with the wonky neckline.
I decided that this t-shirt although not bad is really not up to scratch for every day wear. It looks a bit too handmade, so to ensure that she can wear it, I threw together a matching pair of pyjama trousers.
|Sorry about the dodgy night time photo!|
I think that my overlocker is definitely going to become my best friend when it comes to sewing clothes. Do you have an overlocker? Do you use it much or does it sit in the corner scowling at you because you ignore it?
I'm joining in with the fun over at creative spaces
Oh and before you go...