Last month I went back to doing full-time hours for the next few months and on Friday I got my first full-time pay for almost 4 years. Oh man! Full-time pay! It is, as they say, totes amazes.
I had decided to buy myself an overlocker as a 'well done for going to work' present, and I went and got it yesterday. IT'S SO BEAUTIFUL! It's a Janome 9300DX. Features include a 3 or 4 thread option, it comes already threaded, the upper blade is really easy to lower, the front opens up and threading is colour-coded for each path.
I've just had a little test, re-doing the side seams of a jersey top I made a few weeks ago, the Love Notions Laundry Day Tee.
I really like the style of this pattern. It's the one I've mentioned before that I was a bit "hmmm" about but which has been worn a lot more than I expected. I still think I need to do a bust adjustment on the pattern as it does pull a bit over the bust, but in general it's a nice and easy to wear top. I will probably make another one or two.
Anyway, when I made it, I forgot to use a zig-zag stitch so the stitches were popping like crazy every time I put it on. BUT, this is all fixed now, thanks to my new overlocker. The seams are now nice and stable, and properly finished. I am so happy with my new addition...