Serging fun for a birthday celebration

Busy birthday girl

Sunday was my youngest DD’s 22nd birthday. (How can I be that old, for heaven’s sake??) I blazed my way north to hang out with her and her two college roomies for a day of sewing fun. The girls wanted some new leggings and tube skirts, so me and my serger were happy to oblige. Especially since they were thrilled with the color selection I had in my stash – some of which had been aging for at least 5 or 6 years and had traveled all the way from the Shangahai silk market! Sweet!

They use their garage for crafting space, which worked out pretty well despite the lack of natural light. Katie is rockin’ her new sewing machine, and I am making my serger hum. Can’t those things go any faster?

Sewing and serging in the garage

Madison’s job was professional thread holder. Nice work, Maddie!

Human thread holder

Complex calculations. And this was BEFORE the wine!

Head scratching calculations

Here you can see we used only the finest tools for our tasks…

Teeny sewing scissors

Well, we neglected to get a picture of our completed handiwork since we were in a hurry to go out for dinner, but the final tally was 2 pairs of leggings and 4 banded tube skirts completed in one afternoon. Not bad for a day’s work, but the best part was getting to spend part of the birthday celebration with my youngest. Time goes by much too fast…..

Happy sewing!

Maris Olsen

One Response to Serging fun for a birthday celebration

  1. What an awesome idea for a birthday celebration by your absolutely lovely daughter! And what an awesome Mom you are!

    Happy Birthday! Jane

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