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Post  guzzigirl on Thu Mar 27, 2008 1:40 pm

I used to do a bit of sewing when my now adult children were little. Lately I have started getting back to sewing again as a way of being more self sufficient and having clothing in styles I like and that fit me!

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Post  Lucky1 on Thu Mar 27, 2008 1:44 pm

What I love is homemade clothes can be made to fit the normal person.... also a length can be a justed. Love the striped top.
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Post  tilly on Thu Mar 27, 2008 5:43 pm

I like the fit part...how on earth people order clothes on mail order and they manage to fit I don't know.....Guzzi have never sewn but last week I managed to make 2 lots of curtains.....I was kinda proud cause even the thought of the bobbin running out was worrying me...after this little success I might do something else...

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Post  guzzigirl on Fri Mar 28, 2008 3:19 am

tilly wrote:I like the fit part...how on earth people order clothes on mail order and they manage to fit I don't know.....Guzzi have never sewn but last week I managed to make 2 lots of curtains.....I was kinda proud cause even the thought of the bobbin running out was worrying me...after this little success I might do something else...

well done Very Happy

if just starting out then making simple loose fitting clothes for around the house and garden would be a good place to start, then when you get more confident you can try for something you would be happy to be seen out of the house in. Laughing

There are a lot of fabrics being sold on ebay and is a good way to pick up something cheaper than off the roll. I'm finding that fabric shops are getting fewer and further between, and quite expensive.
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Post  The Estate on Fri Mar 28, 2008 3:33 am

LIke the striped one Guzzi, very cool flower
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Post  Lucky1 on Fri Mar 28, 2008 4:09 am

You know, I have never used a sewing machine in my life..... growing up in the outback..... sewing wasn't on the list of subjects.....
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Post  guzzigirl on Fri Mar 28, 2008 4:12 am

thanks Lucky and Thee Very Happy

I'm rather pleased with myself really considering how long it's been since I last sewed. But it seems I haven't forgotten what to do, even if I spend a lot longer reading the instructions. I wore the striped one to work and got quite a lot of comments, mostly about how bright it was! Laughing
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Post  guzzigirl on Fri Mar 28, 2008 4:14 am

Lucky1 wrote:You know, I have never used a sewing machine in my life..... growing up in the outback..... sewing wasn't on the list of subjects.....

although I learnt some sewing in primary school, I mostly learnt from my mum as she sewed.
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Post  Lucky1 on Fri Mar 28, 2008 4:20 am

My mum wasn't interested in teach us to sew.
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Post  Grasshopper on Wed Oct 01, 2008 3:12 am

I could never order on line--hard enough to get things to fit from the shops these days.

Plus the money you have to pay to have them delivered

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Post  robbin on Wed Oct 01, 2008 7:15 am

Very nice tops.

I used to sew lots of my own clothes, must brush up the skills.
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