run away

Last week I had grand plans of mastering the flatlock feature on the serger so that I could make a snazzy little running top with the wacky fabric I got in Portland at Rose City Textiles. I watched the video and studied the manual, but the flatlock still wouldn’t work. I felt like a wretched failure and lost sleep over this! I managed to get an appointment with the Bernina lady, though, and she helped me. It turns out I was pretty much doing everything correctly. This was good because it made me feel like less of a loser but bad because I was secretly hoping for one of those lightbulb-going-off-in-my-head moments. Well, blah blah, whatever. Here’s the top:
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Yeah, I don’t know what is up with the pose. Sorry.
And here’s a closeup of the flatlock, which came out okay:
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Hope everyone’s week started out well!

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16 Responses to run away

  1. J Strizzy says:

    Man, that top is so cool! And looks like it fits perfectly. You’re amazing.

  2. Melanie says:

    I think that’s the frozen super snazzy running lady pose.

  3. melly says:

    I think that pose it fit for the runner’s catalog!
    I have a Bernina serger too, it is a fussy but extremely useful machine. Whenever I need to use it I tell myself that I am the master and it is made to be used. Good going!

  4. carolyn says:

    dude. i’m totally in love with that shirt. soooooooooo awesome. you’ll soon be putting nike out of business. when are you scheduling a trip to chicago so you can help me with all my hemming, seaming, fixing, etc., that i have in a big pile waiting for you?

  5. Eva says:

    Oh, it is fantastic!!! Very cool :)

  6. mindy says:

    Very, very groovy.
    Uh, ‘Pineapple’?

  7. Cindy says:

    Great top! I really need to get over my serger fear. I have a brand new one I haven’t even used for the 9 months I’ve owned it …ugh

  8. ang says:

    nice! great fabric!

  9. brit says:

    wow that is snazzy. What is a flatlock? And how do you get everything tocome out fitting so well??

  10. Leslie says:

    Wowee! Absolutely fabulous.

  11. Chelee says:

    That shirt is so cool! Great job. I too have problems with the Bernina serger. Don’t get me wrong, they are the best but man they can be touchy.

  12. Heidi says:

    Wow, even more reason for me to covet a serger!
    That is great. You will make the other runners in their overpriced brand name gear jealous.

  13. melissa says:

    Super sporty! And you came up with that pattern yourself right? You are good!

  14. gaile says:

    That top is amazing!! THe pose, though…v. JC Penny ;-) Nice work!!

  15. Silvia says:

    Look at the running sex kitten! I’d wear it out and screw the running…little black skirt and boots. You’d be sooo hot!

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