Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Sweatercoat Chronicles - Chapter ?

Black, red and fuchsia sweaters with purple seams - love this one.

Posted in my etsy shop...

Hope it sells!

Monday, June 25, 2012

Sweatercoat Chronicles: Purple Thread Goes With Anything

As I continue to sew these coats, I have gone through many many cones of serger thread.


I have noted that some colors of thread are more versatile than others and I have narrowed my range to purple, fuchsia, and turquoise - at least for now...


I only wish it was cooler outside...

Sunday, June 24, 2012

For Danielle...

 My sweet friend, Danielle was interested in this coat - but I knew it would be too big for her.


 She specifically mentioned that she liked the fuchsia thread on the seams - me too!

 So I went shopping for more black and white sweaters and made this coat just for her.


 Hope she likes it!

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Adventures in Woolly Nylon

Woolly Nylon (or Bulky Nylon) is a type of thread that fills in a serger stitch creating a more distinct and solid line.  I thought it would be fun to try this thread to enhance the seams on a sweater coat.
I decided to try it on a simple coat design - no hood, no bottom rows.

This is the "elf" style coat with the scalloped hem.  The model is wearing a black skirt beneath the coat so it's a little difficult to see the hem - even with the highlighted seams.

The woolly nylon is a little tricky.  I had to make many adjustments to my serger settings.  Also, I decided to finish all of my ends with a drop of fray check, because I didn't have complete confidence in my usual method of stay-stitching the ends with my regular sewing machine.

So the result is pretty cool - the seams look great but I am not sure I would do another one.

I don't think there is enough of a difference in the look of the design to merit the extra effort.

Sew along with me!

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