The poor baby had been sitting in a box for two weeks.
I rewatched the videos and started playing. After I felt comfortable enough, I made a little baby skirt from here, using the serger for finishing the raw edges of the side seams and for attaching the waist band.
While serging, one of my threads broke. The instruction manual wasn't quite clear, but the DVD walked me through easily rethreading the machine. I'm also beginning to learn how to adjust the tensions for different weights of fabric. Now to buy thread. Lots and lots of thread.
I looked at various sizing charts for children's clothing, so I'm hoping this skirt is about an 18-24 months size.
After completing this, I cannot believe that I've lived this long without a serger. My sewing life has changed!