I made a top with my serger! Sorry to sound so amazed, but sewing jersey is something I’ve found quite intimidating – I haven’t attempted it with my sewing machine.
This is the Maria Denmark Birgitte basic T. I bought the pattern because I wanted to make her Day to Night top with sleeves (because I don’t live in Australia) and the sleeves for this top fit the D2N. Then I remembered my resolution to slow down a bit (and hopefully make fewer mistakes), so tried this more basic pattern first.
I’m so happy with how this has turned out. The jersey was very ‘curly’ at the edges and I struggled with the neckband because of this, but eventually bent it to my will with a lot of pins. I hadn’t tried sewing with a twin needle before, but that was pretty easy once I’d read the threading instructions properly. Ahem.
And then, I used my serger to do this on the skirt I am making –
Pattern: Maria Denmark Birgitte Basic T £5
Fabric: Striped jersey from ebay, £4.50
Time in fabric stash: 3 months