I Sew My Own Clothes

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    I Used To In My Teens

    I used to make tops and shorts and skirts and pants for myself ... my mum taught me how..... I am not good at it really but the easy patterns help.... I made a jacket and a playsuit... as well. 
    czaristacrystals czaristacrystals
    36-40, F
    Aug 4, 2011

    I made my grad dress.

    It was something worth sharing as it is something that few others dare to do! It was a fun time! I found a moving sale and got 2.5 meters for 70% off and I bought a series of other things but didn't end up using them for my dress, I intend to use them for other projects though...
    4NeonFun 4NeonFun
    18-21, F
    Jul 19, 2014

    If Only I Followed Directions, Better...

     I like freestyling my clothing. Unfortunately, this makes a ton of mistakes. I realize that when I follow patterns (which I HATE doing) or just even follow written instructions (which helps A TON), I can make really good clothing. :) I need to make more clothes! I really...
    definitionofplain definitionofplain
    13-15, F
    Jan 22, 2010

    My Mom Could Sew Anything....

    Me, I get confused trying to thread the bobbin!  Even so, I am saving my pennies for my own sewing machine, and trying to find a place to set it up. I enjoy every week of Project Runway...i wish they would show more of the actual work time, and less of the drama.
    MaMegabyte MaMegabyte
    51-55, F
    Aug 3, 2008

    Over the years I have collected a stash of at

    least 50 pieces of fabrics. The amount of fabric grows faster than the amount of home-sewed clothes. Sometimes I'm only need to stare to the pile to get happy.
    Glassshoes Glassshoes
    51-55, F
    Mar 3

    Yeah...

    I'm starting to not feel like such a freak!!!
    acronym acronym
    22-25
    1 Response Feb 10, 2009

    I'm only a beginner,

    so not well, but I really enjoy doing it and hope to improve with time.
    MrsSThomas MrsSThomas
    36-40, F
    4 Responses Jan 22, 2014

    I am not very good at it yet,

    but it's a skill I aim to acquire soon. I have asked for my own sewing machine and am thinking of taking classes in the New Year, if I can afford them. I mainly buy my clothing second hand, because it's possible to dress like a million bucks in used clothes if you know how, and...
    PrettiestPirate PrettiestPirate
    22-25, F
    1 Response Nov 28, 2015

    Love It

    My mom taught me to sew. I make mostly skirts for myself and sundresses for my nieces but I love to sew.
    fungirlmmm fungirlmmm
    46-50, F
    2 Responses May 12, 2011

    Best Dressed

    Today as me and my friend was flipping through our year books, we both noticed that we wasn't in the the yearbooks this year. Wasn't a shock at all because we are not the popular kids in our school. I don't have the Gucci bags, belts and shoes or any big labeled clothes like the...
    AsianBoy92012 AsianBoy92012
    16-17
    Jun 7, 2010
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