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The serger behaved

Thank you for "listening" to my frustration a few hours ago. At 8 pm I tried again, and to my surprise my serger behaved again after re-threading for the 10th time or so (the other 9 times were this afternoon). It behaved weird before, so I do think I will have to buy a new one in the coming 12 months. But this at least gives me more time to think about what I want, probably a Bernina again. Anyone of you experience with the Bernina that has a coverstitch in the same machine? I do have a coverstitch, but might sell it in favour of 1 machine with two functions.

The result tonight: Jalie 2806 with gathered neckline.

I made quite a few Jalie patterns before, and I've never been disappointed. Good fit, good instructions (this is a very easy one to sew). Exactly what I expected it to be: an instant gratification project, though my serger made it not that instant.

For the gathers I used Belinda's instructions for a gathered neckline, if you want to make this top, do it her way. It's much easier to keep the gathers in place and evenly distributed.


  1. Great looking top.
    Have you cleaned your serger? Removing all the dust can be helpful. Just unscrew all the screws and lift the covers to see what’s underneath, you will be surprised with all the dust which is hidden.
    Serafil serger thread is the best thread to use in the serger, also great for sewing fine fabrics on your sewing machine.

    Like cars, washing and dishwashing machine sergers and sewing machines should be in working order all the time.

  2. Great top and I love the fabric! Thanks for the link to Belinda's tip, I hadn't seen that before.

    One more thing to add to Els list of machines that should be working at all times - computers!!

  3. Sigrid - your top is just beautiful. The gathers look very nice. Thanks for the link to Belinda's method. Off I go to read all about it.

    Glad your serger worked! That can be so annoying

  4. Sigrid, great tee! I love the fabric too. Glad to hear your serger finally decided to co-operate. I could feel your frustration in your last post. When these things happen I always have the urge to throw the machine through the window. Glad you didn't have to resort to that. LOL!

  5. Sigrid, I have the Bernina 2000DCE, and I love it. It is a wonderful serger and a wonderful coverstitch. That said, it is a royal PITA to change from one to the other. Since you have a cover stitch machine, I would suggest looking for a nice self threading Bernina serger.

  6. I'm glad your serger finally decided to cooperate! Beautiful fabric, and beautiful top.

  7. Great looking top! Glad your serger decided to work. It's serger gremlins, I'm sure!

  8. Yes! Your serger worked! I'm glad it did, because that's a great top and I know how nice it is to be able to make something quickly and enjoy it.

  9. I'm glad you finally got your serger to work, because this is a great top - I love easy patterns like this.

  10. Perfect top, Sigrid. Great combination of fabric and pattern.

  11. Beautiful top, very well made! The fabric is fabulous too!

  12. Beautiful top, very well made! The fabric is fabulous too!

  13. I love the print you chose for this top! Very pretty!!!

  14. Sigrid, I have the Bernina 2000DCE too and it is the best. Well, I've never had any other. This machine has always performed flawlessly. Once you get the hang of changing to cover stitch, it shouldn't take more than 5mins of your time to set it up.

    I have been looking at the 2500DCE which was supposed to allow for faster changing to coverstitch, not that I need it. I just love to collect machines.

    Shortly after my 2000DCE purchase I purchased the Bernina Cover & Chain 009DCC (I think!) Anyways, it is the stand alone coverstitch because I am too lazy to change back and forth, which is why my serger has 1 colour thread, beige. NOW, THAT IS A ROYAL PITA. It is temperamental but does sew a flawless stitch, when it sews.


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