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xboybrksgrlx
Do you sew?
February 9, 2013 at 5:22 PM

I am so excited. We have a wedding to go to the 23rd of March. I was thinking about buying a new dress since we don't go out that much with out ds. Let alone anywhere semi formal. I seen a dress I really wanted but it was $176. No way will I spend that much on a dress I would only wear a few times.

So I decided to make one. Why not I used to make my clothes when I was 18. I really enjoyed it and was really good at it.

So I was looking for a dress that was similar to the one I was going to buy. Found a dress pattern on eBay for $10. Vogue vintage 1952 design. Just got it in the mail and so excited for Monday to get my 1935 Singer table sewing machine from my FIL.

Dh is going to help me. All the men in that side of the family can sew, but none of the females can. Strange. Can you?

Replies

  • AlekD
    by AlekD
    February 9, 2013 at 5:23 PM

    I'm learning :)


    That dress is going to be great!

  • Sassy762
    February 9, 2013 at 5:24 PM

    I can sew buttons back onto clothes......does that count??

     I love that dress. What color have you decided on??

  • wooly
    by wooly
    February 9, 2013 at 5:29 PM

     Yes, I took Home Ec every year in jr high & high school. I used to make a lot of my kids clothes and mine too. I don't sew very much anymore. It doesn't save money any more and it makes my back hurt. Plus i'd rather knit.

  • Momyplease
    February 9, 2013 at 5:31 PM
    my sister is a seamstress. she has fun doing it. I think that is a nice design if you have the models shape and nice arms.
  • moosesmom
    February 9, 2013 at 5:34 PM
    No. I used to make purses in high school (sewn by hand). My ex husband even bought me a seeing machine to make life easier for me but I just don't have the patience. He can actually sew! Lol.
  • xboybrksgrlx
    February 9, 2013 at 5:34 PM
    I tried teaching myself to knit. Failed. Took wayyy to long.

    Quoting wooly:

     Yes, I took Home Ec every year in jr high & high school. I used to make a lot of my kids clothes and mine too. I don't sew very much anymore. It doesn't save money any more and it makes my back hurt. Plus i'd rather knit.

  • wooly
    by wooly
    February 9, 2013 at 5:40 PM

     It's actually faster to crochet but it's heavier and takes more yarn. i do both and i enjoy them both, but they have different uses for me.

    Quoting xboybrksgrlx:

    I tried teaching myself to knit. Failed. Took wayyy to long.

    Quoting wooly:

     Yes, I took Home Ec every year in jr high & high school. I used to make a lot of my kids clothes and mine too. I don't sew very much anymore. It doesn't save money any more and it makes my back hurt. Plus i'd rather knit.

     

  • Anonymous
    by Anonymous
    February 9, 2013 at 5:42 PM

    I love that dress pattern!  

  • sweetieiv
    February 9, 2013 at 5:44 PM
    I would not be able to make a dress. Yes I can sew simple stuff but an entire dress would be a huge no for me lol. My mom is very talented though. She made my husband a fleece sweater for Christmas. Its double sided so he can wear both patterns. He was thrilled to have gotten it. Best Christmas present he has ever had.
  • Val99
    by Val99
    February 9, 2013 at 5:44 PM

    I take my clothes to be altered and my husband sews on buttons for me.  I'm all thumbs.

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