I've started sewing....LOL

Discussion in 'Hobbies' started by seismic wonder2, Jul 7, 2010.

  1. seismic wonder2

    seismic wonder2 I got mad ninja skills

    Feb 3, 2007
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    It all started 4 years ago when DW mentioned that her sewing machine was old and didn't work right. Me, being the cool guy I am, Bought her a new one.
    It sat unused for 4 years.
    I needed a period 1890 costume a few months ago. To buy one costs nearly $200.00. SO...I figured I could sew my own, It can't be THAT difficult......right?
    First I made a vest. not so great but I learned A LOT...
    Then I made the pants. MUCH better. looks almost like store bought! [​IMG]
    Finally I made the shirt....Made a few mistakes. had to re make the collar, and the shoulder seam sort of came undone in the wash and is fuzzy. But I claim that in 1890 work shirts had a few frayed ends etc...

    Last week I made a hawaiian type shirt. it looks really good no one could tell it was hand made!!
    Monday I started on a Civil war uniform. It's UNION uniform only because I think they look cool. I'm using heavy cotton blend instead of wool. Mainly because I don't like wool and it's bloody expencive.

    4th of july weekend Mcall's patterns were on sale for $.99. I was in the store looking at the catalog and a crabby ole bat came up and asked, "Do YOU sew or are you just looking at the pictures?" DW said, "As a matter of fact YES he does...He made the shirt he's wearing right now." The ole bat gave me a thorough looking over and asked politely if I would be so kind as to let her use the book when I was finished [​IMG] .....LOL
    This week end Simplicity is on sale. I'm getting a pattern for "modern" pants and another type of shirt.

    Tayloring is FUN....Who'd a thunk it?
     
  2. DuckLady

    DuckLady Administrator Staff Member

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  3. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

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    Old dude, you rock! [​IMG]

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  4. chicks4kids

    chicks4kids Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Soooooooooo......where are the pics??
     
  5. MomMommyMamma

    MomMommyMamma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I love to sew! I've made many, many "fancy" cloth diapers for my kiddos. I agree - we need to see pics of your efforts!
     
  6. St-Hubert

    St-Hubert Chicken Convert

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    Welcome to the wonderful world of sewing! [​IMG]
    It is indeed a grand thing, and can be very relaxing to boot. You have chosen a very good time period to start with, and the Simplicity "period" patterns are relatively easy ones to master. I've been sewing for about 20 years or so, and have enjoyed every moment of it. There are a great number of sites online for Victorian/Edwardian patterns. I don't want to hijack your thread, and have no idea if you are interested....if so, feel free to drop me a PM. I always enjoy chatting with other costumers/tailors!
     
  7. seismic wonder2

    seismic wonder2 I got mad ninja skills

    Feb 3, 2007
    san diego ca
    It's a SteamPunk thing. Victorian/Edwardian era today and futuristic weapons and things made with 1800's technology. Cool stuff.
    I'm looking for pics
     
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  8. seismic wonder2

    seismic wonder2 I got mad ninja skills

    Feb 3, 2007
    san diego ca
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    here's one
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  9. oberhaslikid

    oberhaslikid Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thats my kinda man LOL You crack me up...I love it.
     
  10. MomMommyMamma

    MomMommyMamma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Fantastic!
     

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