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serged instead of double stitched?
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Date: 9/26/13 7:03 PM

I'm still learning about serging. There is no mention in the instructions of serging this top. I'm making view C.

I don't see any reason to double stitch instead of serge. Do you?
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Date: 9/26/13 8:16 PM

I'm making this right one and serged it instead of the second seam.

I'm not sure if that is right or not. I tend to make up my own rules

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Date: 9/26/13 11:50 PM

Hey, thanks! Looks good, right?

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Date: 9/27/13 1:08 AM

For me it would depend on how easily I can handle the fabric. If it's slippery, I'd sew it on regular machine first and then serge to finish. If I can easily control the fabric, then serging seems a great way to go with a 4-thread or 5-thread seam to begin with.

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Date: 9/27/13 1:44 AM

Serge it.

Patterns rarely give serging instructions, but if it can be sewn, it can usually be serged.

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Date: 9/27/13 4:29 AM

To quote the one good HomeEc teacher I had, "This is called a Guide Sheet, it's just that a guide, use it as a suggestion."

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Date: 9/27/13 8:55 AM

If you know that a garment usually ends up with threads breaking with wear in certain areas, then I serge and then straight stitch over those areas to strengthen that seam. My arm pits and crotch are the two areas I have had difficulty with during careless and or extreme physical movement.

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Date: 9/27/13 8:22 PM

Everything you all said made WAY more sense than the response I received from Vogue:
"Serging and double stitching prevent edges from fraying; however I can only guide you according to the written instructions."

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Date: 9/28/13 7:51 AM

One supposes you could always serge the seam twice!

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Date: 9/28/13 8:57 AM

I serge everything. Seriously, I would serge this pattern. I suspect they write instructions assuming the user only has a sewing machine.

I do love that pattern.

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