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I caved in and ordered a serger!!!!

    Well, up into now I never needed a serger or actually understood all that comes with serging. And to be quite honest I still don't lol... I just know that I am finally making garments( instead of making ghastly, unwearable, unrecognizable items lol) so I would like the insides to look great just as well... I know that I will be asking you Divas for help and I will  have  plenty of concerns....

I guess I am growing up or maturing in my sewing. Seriously up into now, I would just leave my insides looking a hot mess lol...But to my defense I was concentrating more on learning how to read the directions and decipher the diagrams...I feel that I am getting a better concept and actually making garments now, so I want my garments to look as RTW or better! Well, the serger I purchased is the Brother 1034D 3/4 on sale for 193.54 and FREE shipping!!!! Well, as always Divas be blessed and nothin' less!

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  1. Congrats on your new addition and look forward to your serged creations.

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  2. Sheila, I going to be needing a lot of help lol....

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  3. Congrats on your purchase! You will love the Brother serger! I have one that I use to finish my seams, but I am in the process of learning other finishes on it as well. There are two CDs to give you helpful instruction, but I must confess, I am still afraid of threading it myself!! I will try soon! I look forward to seeing how your experience is!

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  4. Vanessa thank you so much...I can't wait to test it out lol..Ps. you are doing wonderful with your sewing and I love reading your blog.It's so encouraging to see another beginner doing so well!

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  5. I've got two blog awards for you if you are interested and have the time.

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  6. I've had this Brother serger for many years and it is still running strong. You are going to love having a serger.

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