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Thread: How many ladies and gentlemen also sew sew?

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    I'm getting back into it. S-L-O-W-L-Y.

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    I'm getting back into it. S-L-O-W-L-Y.

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    I sew sew. Mainly for my nieces and a friend who is a curvy size 4 and cannot find good fitting clothes.

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    I have sewn for years. Made a lot of my own clothes in high school and college. Made my own wedding dress, made my daughters prom dresses and lots of clothes for her. I also make her a lot of skirts because it is so much cheaper, and the fabric choices are much more fun. A lot of other clothes are cheaper to buy than make.

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    I used to make most of my clothes and shirts and things for the rest of the family.

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    I'm a professional seamstress, also design, draft and grade patterns. (Hence my handle...) David, holler at me (via PM) if you have any questions once you get going. The modern commercial patterns are pretty easy to follow, step-by-step, but if you need any help, just ask...

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    I had a roaring trade making blouses for larger ladies. Most patterns or off the rack clothes don't fit people of generous proportions, so I design bits and pieces to drape properly,as I learnt to draft in school.I now just relax and quilt.

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    Hi David, I used to do a lot of sewing clothes when my daughter was a baby and then through elemetary school, but since then I basically quilt, do some beading and embroidery pieces. You will be happy to know that my dad sewed a lot. He was an engineer who had a dressmaker for a mom so he loved it and thought it was relaxing.

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    i occasionally sew. Made my GS a t-shirt last year for his b'day. Embroidered a fish on it as he like to fish. He is 6'3" so shirts are short on him.

    My two daughters, and 3 grandsons are going to hike on the Appalachian trail and want me to make shirts for all of them. Sometimes I quilt--mostly I read this board.

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    i pretty much sew everything. clothes, home decor, helped my mother make a tent. i've make backpacks, just like sewing most anything.

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    I sew sew. One of many, I see.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jitkaau
    I had a roaring trade making blouses for larger ladies. Most patterns or off the rack clothes don't fit people of generous proportions, so I design bits and pieces to drape properly,as I learnt to draft in school.I now just relax and quilt.
    This is why I stopped making my own clothes, got tired of buying ill fitting patterns and wasting fabric and my time.
    I make a lot of quilts and I'm a happy camper.

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    I started sewing when I was 8 (I'm 52), was in 4-H when my mom was the advisor, worked for a short while at an alterations shop, sew, sew, sewed. Garments with a quilt here and there in the beginning, now quilting, with a few garments thrown in
    Not to mention the curtains, slipcovers, various other 'decorating' items

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    I sew alot as well. But, if you are going to sew from patterns, you need to check (if you have them) Hancock's Fabrics and Hobby Lobby, they have periodic sales and their patterns are $1.99 and $.99. When they are $.99 is when I buy them . They have a limit of buying ten per shopping trip. But who says you didn't forget something and have to go back.

    My appologies if someone has already stated this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lynnsv
    I sew!! I have 3 daughter and made the majority of their clothes growing up. Just finished another purse and am currently making costumes for a local high school musical. In the past 6 years, 2 daughters were married and I made a total of 12 bridesmaids dresses, flower girl dress and a wedding gown!!
    I absolutely love your avatar!

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    Been sewing since I could thread a needle. I made my barbie clothes cause couldn't afford to buy them. Started making my own cloths in junior high, think boys should be required to take home ec. Started making western shirts when I was about 18. If you can make a western shirt you can make anything. When I started crafting for shows started making stuffed animals and dolls. I decided I wanted to learn to quilt and I find it much harder. I plan on having clothes for my craft shows this year, am working on a line that looks good on women no matter their size or age and girls clothes that look mod not like teenage hookers. Give you any help I can.

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    Quote Originally Posted by davidwent
    as in making clothes and whatnot? I was in Walmart's Fabric dept today and got to looking at the pattern books. I actually bought 2! LOL
    Hopefully I can find as wonderful a board as this one for sewing!
    David
    I love all types of sewing...it sings to my soul.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SWChick
    Been sewing since I could thread a needle. I made my barbie clothes cause couldn't afford to buy them.
    So did I and I stilll have the outfit I made!
    My Barbie was given to me the first year they made her, and I still have her

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    Quote Originally Posted by davidwent
    as in making clothes and whatnot? I was in Walmart's Fabric dept today and got to looking at the pattern books. I actually bought 2! LOL
    Hopefully I can find as wonderful a board as this one for sewing!
    David
    David, I sew. I used to make all my wife's formal dresses when I was in the Army. We had to go to a lot of military balls and you know women they can not wear the same dress twice. I have also taylored some mens clothes. I have a dress form that is adjusted to my wife's size so fitting was not a problem for me. Try it I think you might like sewing clothes. Glenn

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    If you do, David, let me know! Yolanda Wood River

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    LOL as you see I sew sew. I I rarely make clothes anymore but used to sew for me, my kids, and the home, now mostly for the home. I also make cloth dolls, restore antique dolls which often means vintage clothes or new bodies. When kids were young I took a jeans class and made ten pair the first week. Kids are age 31 to 45 now, so thats in the past. I like heirloom sewing also. Good board is http://sewing.patternreview.com/. There are many others.

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    I sew clothes, made my own wedding dress 39 years ago, back when mini was the hem length. I made clothes for my sisters, shirts for hubby, little boy clothes for our son. Then later hubby and I got into covering snowmobile, motorcycle and boat seats. I've done a lot of sewing over the years besides quilts and crafts.

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    I started sew sewing for my dolls at age 4 and still sew sew all sorts of things. Love sew sewing for my baby grandson and do still sew sew for myself occasionally.

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    I sew sew. I sew clothes (mostly for my children when they were younger). But now that they are grown I sew mostly draperies, pillows, and decorator items. I sew much better than I quilt -- but practice makes perfect -- right? I have only completed one baby quilt, and am in the process of piecing my first large quilt.

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    I sew sew. Anything you name it. clothes for my kids , halloween costumes, handbags and purses, for plays at church & school, hemming for folks, flower girl dresses, curtains. And I need to get back to sewing my own clothes, shopping today, left disgusted without buying a thing. Can they not make a long blouse? The woes of being tall :lol:

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