In case you didn't already know - I love, love, love my serger! I whipped out a lace-edged skirt in a matter of a couple of hours - that's from start to finish - including the cutting - and except for the basted stitches to verify the fitting, the entire skirt was constructed using the serger. I really love how using the serger gives the final garment that professional, clean look such as -
Elastic insertion (yes, using the serger! it was awesome), and coverstitch detail:
And the bottom rolled hem with attached lace edging (yes- with the serger!):
Right side wrong side
And the final garment:
Love it! Here are the specs:
Pattern: Simplicity 7090, view C.
Fabric: Purchased from Rosie's Calico Cupboard in February 2006.
Alterations: Serged elastic in and encased with coverstitch detail instead of making casing then inserting elastic per pattern directions. Also used a rolled hem with attached lace edging.
Impressions: This pattern is really simple. This skirt took almost no time at all and would be a good skirt pattern for a beginner because it is only two pieces with easy to read directions. There are a lot of creative embellishment opportunities - I see many of these skirts in my future.
Finished Dimensions: To fit me.
I have a bit more sewing up my sleeve prior to the extended weekend's end :)