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Old 04-03-2012, 09:06 PM
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I've been doing clothes for the kids. Right now I'm working on new Sunday outfits. Samuel is getting an awesome little edwardian suit, and Aurelia is getting a new spring dress. It seems like all the dresses at the store are either more than $30 or sleeveless/strapless. She picked out the pattern she liked, along with the fabric.
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Old 04-03-2012, 09:15 PM
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I'm making sequin wrist bands by hand right now. My fingers are full of holes. Only 4 more sets and a headband to go!
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Old 04-04-2012, 07:30 AM
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I've made dog collars, skirts, dresses, purses, messenger bags, crochet hook cases....random other things. I tend to start with a pattern and then alter it to suit what I want. Or if I already have something I'll deconstruct it and make a new one after getting all the measurements. It's a lot more fun for me to start from the ground up, with something out of my own head. I'm working on the plans for a knitting needle case right now.

I have the top of a quilt pieced together that's been that way for almost a year because I don't know what I want to do with it. LOL. Quilting is apparently not my thing.

A good cheap place to find material is the thrift store - you kinda have to know what you're looking for though. I have tons of beautiful scrap quilts from my grandma made entirely with fabric from yard sales and thrift stores.
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Old 04-04-2012, 10:18 AM
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That is such a great hobby...and one I never got into, but wish I had. Quilting, in particular really fascinates me. I can see getting into that. I use to have to make outfits for all the various singing ensembles and choirs I was in and I was not a good sewer...always needed help. lol. I'm still not that interested in making clothing, but quilting, I can see getting into. Need a sewing machine first though and to join a club of some sort. I use to have an old Singer...not that old, like from the 70's and I don't know who, in the family has it now, but I would rather have a new one that is meant for quilting...if I ever decide to take that on. It would be fun to see pictures of the stuff you guys make!
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Old 04-05-2012, 12:48 AM
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I love to sew. I sew most of my clothes, other than jeans and what I can find at vintage markets. I also love vintage sewing machines and in the last 2 months have purchased 3 beautiful old Singer sewing machines which are such a joy to use.
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Old 04-05-2012, 02:04 AM
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Mostly I just fix things now. I'm sewing buttons on Millie's bed cover because the zipper broke, I darn socks, lately I need to sew back together a lot of clothes Fable keeps chewing up, etc.
I love making quilts, bandanas, pillow covers, curtains, etc., but I no longer have a sewing machine, so that's why I mostly do mending instead of creating. My hand cramps up awfully fast with anything big. I actually do very much like to sew, and I'm the process of teaching myself how to crochet.

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Old 04-05-2012, 08:14 AM
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Probably the most fun projects I've ever worked on were the wrestling costumes. No boundaries, other than they had to be functional and suit the character.

This is probably my next project . . . should be fun

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Old 04-05-2012, 11:39 AM
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Renee, are you going to post pics?
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Old 04-05-2012, 11:41 AM
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Who knows, lol?
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Old 04-05-2012, 10:47 PM
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I can get stuff that is small squares and some stuff that is larger pieces. You can't use the free stuff for curtains or anything like that but for smaller things they work.
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