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Re: Dressmaking

Post by Wendyf » 02 Jul 2016, 20:43

The dress & coat look amazing, but I would like to see a picture of you wearing them on the day!

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Post by Stanley » 03 Jul 2016, 02:33

Matching bag as well......
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Post by Sue » 03 Jul 2016, 06:37

Oh I am sure you will Wendy. Weddings are always photo happy
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Post by Stanley » 04 Jul 2016, 03:35

I had a nice example of that yesterday. One of the extended family in Oz posted a pic of herself wearing the dress she bought for Harry and Janet's wedding 24 years ago. It still fits perfectly and she is just as beautiful as she was then. I proved this by sending her a pic of herself on the day. That went down very well!
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Re: Dressmaking

Post by Sue » 11 Nov 2017, 16:51

Two attempts and 18 months later, own pattern based on a 1940s style. Many thanks to my lovely sewing teacher Maxine for her help and encouragement in times of despair


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Re: Dressmaking

Post by Wendyf » 11 Nov 2017, 18:46

A work of art Sue.

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Post by Sue » 11 Nov 2017, 19:05

Thank you Wendy, blood , sweat and a few tears went into it, but I have never been one to give up
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Post by Sue » 11 Nov 2017, 19:07

This was the original, that I sort of copiedImage
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Post by Stanley » 12 Nov 2017, 03:48

Very impressive Sue and worth all the effort! Love the colour.....
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Post by Sue » 12 Nov 2017, 07:45

Thank you Stanley
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Post by Stanley » 13 Nov 2017, 04:59

:biggrin2:
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Re: Dressmaking

Post by PanBiker » 29 Aug 2018, 10:11

We have Isla with us for the day so our Carla can go to school today for prep work. Sally is showing her how to make a skirt. They have measured up and are into the first bits of machine sewing. We have a fully functional Singer hand cranked machine which is being used to teach Isla basic material control and how to machine sew in a straight line. Isla has done the cutting out and hand tacking as well. She is eager to learn but has chosen a Navy Blue fabric, probably one of the worst colours to sew! I will put a photo up when they have finished.
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Post by PanBiker » 29 Aug 2018, 15:31

Not the best picture but shows Isla's first machine sewing attempt. Straight skirt with elasticated waistband and decoration. Very good for an 8 year old with a little help from grandma :smile:

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Post by Stanley » 30 Aug 2018, 02:06

An eight year old made that? Amazing.......
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Re: Dressmaking

Post by Marilyn » 30 Aug 2018, 05:09

Well done indeed, Isla.

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Re: Dressmaking

Post by Stanley » 30 Aug 2018, 05:13

I have a question, who was the skirt for? The model is extremely well developed for an eight year old!
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Re: Dressmaking

Post by PanBiker » 30 Aug 2018, 09:40

Trick of the camera Stanley, that indeed is our Isla, she has a baggy blouse on and the skirt is sat a little lower on the body than it looks. hand cranked Singer machine Maz under the expert eye and guidance of grandma. :smile:
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Re: Dressmaking

Post by Marilyn » 30 Aug 2018, 23:38

If I had a grandchild, (boy or girl), I'd be happy to teach sewing, cooking, gardening, knitting etc
And if they didn't like any of that, we could learn something new together - that would be fun.

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Re: Dressmaking

Post by Stanley » 31 Aug 2018, 03:39

:good:
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