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  • Twiggy.

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    There’s a knitting thread, but not a sewing thread, so I thought I would start one :)
    Does anybody like to sew and make their own clothes? By hand or by machine, whichever.
    September 19th, 2009 at 08:35pm
  • MaryJulianna

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    I used to be really into sewing and such, but then I just sort of got out of it... and never have really done anymore since. But if I still knew how I'd so make my own clothing. It'd be awesome.

    I would've taken the sewing class at our school but I don't really like the teacher so...
    September 19th, 2009 at 10:06pm
  • Ekzo

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    I don't suppose embroidery counts?

    I want to sew my own clothes but I'm afraid of my sewing machine cos a needle snapped the first time I used it and hit me about 3 cm away from my eye (the part under it, I've forgotten it's name, was jammed when we brought it). So i just have a book full of my own designs that I'll never make.
    November 12th, 2009 at 11:27am
  • Morning Coffee.

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    I've recently started sewing again. I used to be really into it when I was a little kid, then I kind of forgot about it, then I took the sewing class at school and got inspired again. =]
    The class is over now, but I made a dress (though I don't really like it much), a skirt, and a jacket. It's pretty nice, though its way too big for me. Fits my boyfriend pretty well though.
    My grandma gave me some nice fabric today. I'm gonna make pajama bottoms, a pair of shorts, and a pillow out of this insanely soft and fuzzy material.
    And we also found this beautiful white eyelet material that I'm going to make a summer dress and possibly a skirt out of. It all depends on if I have enough of the material.
    January 15th, 2010 at 06:30am
  • lee francesco

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    I started learning last summer in the Philippines through a mom's friend who's a tailor locally. I only got as far as learning how to hem on the sewing machine. And since I don't have a sewing machine of my own, I haven't been practicing since that summer. .__.;

    I'm cosplaying this year with some friends. So I hope to make my cosplay with the help of my more experienced buddies in time for our convention. We're meeting up to practice whenever we have time. =]
    February 4th, 2010 at 06:23am
  • Matt Smith

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    I've decided to start making my own clothes. XD
    Basically, I'm the biggest clothes whore ever to exist. I could spend thousands on clothes and I still wouldn't have enough. It's quite bad really. Anyway, I can't really afford to, and being a student I also have a fair amount of free time - so I think sewing my own clothing would be a much more economical option. Plus I did textiles in year 8/9 and really liked it. I already know how to work a sewing machine (ish. I can't do anything fancy but I can work one) so that's good.

    Anyway, this weekend I bought two patterns - one for a dress and one for a skirt. The dress looked really simple, but I read the instructions for like an hour and I was still Cheese over it, so I tried making the skirt instead and it was quite easy. I buggered up a bit but I was only using cheap plain cotton so that's okay. I also didn't make the waistband but it can't be that hard, right?

    Anyway, now I've tried making it once, I think I'm going to try it again, this time with nicer material. Wish me luck (h)
    February 20th, 2010 at 10:26pm
  • Carden.

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    I sew! I've been sewing for a little over a year since I got my sewing machine last Christmas. I love it. Love it, love it, love it.

    I can't use patterns though. I mess them up. I'm much better just going for it and cutting fabric. So far I've made...eight or so dresses, four sweaters (all replicas of the Mark Cohen sweater...all for my friends. I don't have one for myself), a skirt or two, and various other things. It's fun to do and I'm always really proud whenever I finish something and then I can wear it and if I get a compliment on it I can just be like "Oh yeah, I made it."

    I just wish I had the money to buy fabric more often. But the good stuff is pricey (for me. I'm cheap) and the cheap stuff is...well, cheap. I only buy cheap fabric for like, costumes that I know I'll only be wearing once or twice.
    February 21st, 2010 at 09:57am
  • Stephen Fry

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    So far I've made...eight or so dresses, four sweaters (all replicas of the Mark Cohen sweater...all for my friends. I don't have one for myself), a skirt or two, and various other things.
    Twitch Ok, will you make me one?

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    Sewing, knitting, embroidery...being brought up by my grandparents really shows XD
    February 21st, 2010 at 06:03pm
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    Twitch Ok, will you make me one?

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    Sewing, knitting, embroidery...being brought up by my grandparents really shows XD
    If you would like me to make you one, I totally would. I'm not even kidding. After making so many of them, I can finish one in like, a couple hours, soooo if you really want one, I would totally make one for you. Very Happy

    PLUS, I COULD ALWAYS USE A NEW PROJECT TO KEEP ME BUSY BECAUSE WITHOUT ANYTHING TO SEW/KNIT/WORK ON/ETC. I GET REALLY BORED.
    February 21st, 2010 at 07:17pm
  • Stephen Fry

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    If you would like me to make you one, I totally would. I'm not even kidding. After making so many of them, I can finish one in like, a couple hours, soooo if you really want one, I would totally make one for you. Very Happy

    PLUS, I COULD ALWAYS USE A NEW PROJECT TO KEEP ME BUSY BECAUSE WITHOUT ANYTHING TO SEW/KNIT/WORK ON/ETC. I GET REALLY BORED.
    Difficult since I live in Scotland tehe Can you show me a picture of it?

    The closest I've came was knitting a Mark Cohem scarf Mr. Green
    February 21st, 2010 at 07:35pm
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    Difficult since I live in Scotland tehe Can you show me a picture of it?

    The closest I've came was knitting a Mark Cohem scarf Mr. Green
    Oh damn, yeah, that does make it a bit hard. Oh well.
    And yeah, of course! I think the best picture I have of it is my nephew wearing the one that I made for him (he loves Mark. He sees pictures of Anthony and is all like "Mark! Mark!" and if you ask him what Mark says he'll be like "MO-WEEN?!" (Mauren) or "OO DAT SHOW SO SEEEZY" (Ooh, that show's so sleazy) or "FIRST SHOT WOGER" (first shot Roger) and it's kind of amazing.)
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    It's not that great of a photo to show off the sweater, but it's the best one I have. And as you can see, it's too big on him, so the sleeves are all bunched up and stuff. But I made it big on purpose so that he can wear it when he's a bit older and I take him to see RENT for the first time.
    (Oh, and I Tweeted that picture to Anthony Rapp and he totally Retweeted it. JUST SAYIN, hahaha.)
    February 21st, 2010 at 07:46pm
  • Stephen Fry

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    Oh damn, yeah, that does make it a bit hard. Oh well.
    And yeah, of course! I think the best picture I have of it is my nephew wearing the one that I made for him (he loves Mark. He sees pictures of Anthony and is all like "Mark! Mark!" and if you ask him what Mark says he'll be like "MO-WEEN?!" (Mauren) or "OO DAT SHOW SO SEEEZY" (Ooh, that show's so sleazy) or "FIRST SHOT WOGER" (first shot Roger) and it's kind of amazing.)
    http://i49.tinypic.com/zl6lbk.jpg

    It's not that great of a photo to show off the sweater, but it's the best one I have. And as you can see, it's too big on him, so the sleeves are all bunched up and stuff. But I made it big on purpose so that he can wear it when he's a bit older and I take him to see RENT for the first time.
    (Oh, and I Tweeted that picture to Anthony Rapp and he totally Retweeted it. JUST SAYIN, hahaha.)
    Aw, aw, aw, aw, aw!!!! Seriously, I don't usually get all soppy over children, but I have to adopt him! That's so cute! Cute

    A-Rapp has twitter?!
    February 21st, 2010 at 08:16pm
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    Aw, aw, aw, aw, aw!!!! Seriously, I don't usually get all soppy over children, but I have to adopt him! That's so cute! Cute

    A-Rapp has twitter?!
    No, believe me, I totally understand because I don't like kids, but my nephew makes me melt. Everyone that meets him is instantly charmed by him. I mean, it's a three year old that quotes RENT. What can be better than that?! The other day he told me that he wanted to BE Mark. It was adorable.

    And yes! It's right here!

    /off-topic spamming.
    February 21st, 2010 at 08:23pm
  • waits.

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    I quilt a lot. Generally, if someone I know is having a baby, they know for sure that they're getting a baby quilt as a gift. tehe

    I'm not good with clothes, but I'm proud to say I whipped up a devil cloak in like, 20 minutes flat. And it had sleeves, too! Crazy File
    February 22nd, 2010 at 07:08pm
  • Matt Smith

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    First proper creation xD
    I think I've also mastered buttonholes on my machine. Well, not mastered, but I can do passable ones at least.

    Also, I know this might be waaay ambitious given my noob sewing status, but does anyone have any idea how I could go about making a skirt like this? (It doesn't have to be quite so frilly, but the general effect would be nice). I've been looking on pattern sites and I can't find anything good.
    February 23rd, 2010 at 10:04pm
  • waits.

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    ^That little skirt wouldn't be hard to make AT ALL. As long as you know how to gather. You could even use a thick elastic band to keep from having to sew in a zipper. Hang on a second and I'll get you a tutorial type thing for a similar skirt.

    tehe

    Mkay, it's not EXACTLY the same thing, but it's very, very close, imho. XD

    Tutorial
    February 24th, 2010 at 09:08pm
  • Matt Smith

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    That's exactly what I was looking for Wow Thank you so much!
    February 25th, 2010 at 05:58pm
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    I sew Wow So far I've made an apron, 2 pairs of pajama pants, and a zebra printed skirt. Currently, I'm working on a dress which I plan on wearing to my cousin's confirmation and a denim jacket, with zebra lining on the inside. (I had a lot of extra fabric after that skirt.
    After that, I plan on doing two shirts- one fancier than the other. I also want to do a dress similar to the ones Kerli Koiv wears, by making a corset and a tutu. Mr. Green

    So, what is everyone's favorite fabric to work with? tehe Personally, I love working with Satin.
    March 4th, 2010 at 02:14am
  • Matt Smith

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    I've just finished skirt number five (but one was just an experiment, I doubt I'll ever wear it). tehe

    #2 #3 #4 #5.

    I also 'assembled' a dress (I found the top part in a bag of scrap material, so I turned it into a dress).

    This whole sewing thing is way too addictive.
    March 6th, 2010 at 05:57pm
  • Stephen Fry

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    I've just finished skirt number five (but one was just an experiment, I doubt I'll ever wear it). tehe

    #2 #3 #4 #5.

    I also 'assembled' a dress (I found the top part in a bag of scrap material, so I turned it into a dress).

    This whole sewing thing is way too addictive.
    lmfao Your top in the last one!! You're very quick, I've been working on one dress for almost three weeks XD

    The pattern I'm using is a really long shift dress, so I'm going to make it according to that, then shorten it.
    March 6th, 2010 at 06:14pm