This dress will be named Coverstitch Wrap Dress. I'd purchased a janome coverstitch 3 years ago, actually the same year I purchased my serger. Used the Coverstitch a couple of times and I guess fell out of love with it, because the serger monopolized most of my time.
Over the last couple of months, I had been considering a second serger and figured I would trade in the coverstitch since it hadn't been used for some time. Honestly, used it initially a few times... proclaimed love and just as quick treated it like a one-night-stand. The fabric store that I frequent once month ( Sav-a-thon Fabrics) do trade-ins and thought it was a convenient way to upload the coverstitch and get a new serger, but that conversation went down hill quickly. I wasn't satisfied with the amount of the serger that he was selling and therefore, decided it was best that I keep it and take the time out to fully learn it.
This past weekend I youtube, googled and viewed every coverstitch tutorial out there.
Here are a few of many that I found which were very helpful... Big Thanks
Stitches & Seams
Practiced on several scraps and once I felt I had it under control... proceeded to work on a baby gift that's due this Thursday. Can't locate the tutorial, but the woman showed how the chain stitches could be used decoratively... totally liked that idea. Used contrasting prints to make reversible blanket, burpers & bibs; for the blanket and burpers folded the edges to the wrong side of each piece and coverstitched around the whole blanket treating the two fabrics as one. Quick and painless....
I really like the decorative stitching...
Coverstitched around the neckline, sleeve hems, bodice/skirt seam, skirt overlay edge
& dress hem
To break up the in your face print... I used some turquoise scrap knit for the neckline
I opted out of the wrap ties and instead sewed the overlay skirt piece atop bodice/skirt seam, thereby turning the wrap dress into a pull over dress.
There is still that flashing factor when its windy...lol
Another comfortable dress added to my collection....