Hello...thanks for commenting. Well, I'm not very comfortable with any of it yet. I've just been practicing with samples. I'm not sure what the correct tension feels like. This is my first serger. Can I add you as a friend? You're expertise would be an excellent resource for me! I'm just going to have to get back to my project & back to practicing before I do my actual project. I might need to do a pair of flannel pj's before I try the dress! ;) Thanks again!