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Re: sewing excitement

Post: #261272 the.fee.fairy
Fri May 25, 2012 1:37 pm

I was really lucky. My treadle is converted to electric so it can do both (apparently, during the miner's strikes, the man's wife used to switch to treadle when the power went off).

PJ trousers are so simple and easy. Get some cheap flanelette and they'll be really warm, or get some nice plain cotton or jersey to make some palazzo trousers :icon_smile:

I made some PJ shorts the same way a couple of weeks ago from some sheet material.

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Post: #261285 Silver Ether
Fri May 25, 2012 6:26 pm

How lovely all this sewing going on ... keep at folks .... :icon_smile:
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Re: sewing excitement

Post: #261475 Mustardseedmama
Tue May 29, 2012 12:37 pm

I have been sewing since I was 13,...and now my 11 Y.O. DD is learning. It's a wonderful skill to have don't you think?
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Re: sewing excitement

Post: #261603 yvette
Thu May 31, 2012 1:17 pm

I do wish that sewing lessons at school had been a bit more inspiring. I had a few bruising experiences which put me off completely (like having to make a school dress with a pattern which did not go up to my size - and rather than learn how to alter the pattern I had to just make the garment that I could not wear).
But funnily enough it wwas my size which propelled me in desperation back to my sewing machine in my late teens - I could never find stuff in the shops to fit (apart from crimplene tents) so I had to sew. Now, though, I am so glad i have this skill.

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Re: sewing excitement

Post: #261646 Povester
Fri Jun 01, 2012 11:11 am

Very inspiring, I'm going to try and do the same. I never buy new clothes anyway, all hand-me-downs, charity shops or ebay. But it would be nice to give a new breath of life to old stuff. And maybe with this new outdoor way of life I will lose a bit of weight and need to take my old clothes in!


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