I Sew My Own Clothes

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    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

    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

    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

    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

    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
    Jun 7, 2010

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

    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

    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
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