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Weekly Thread Thread #1 6/17/2014
6/17/2014 | RG

Posted on 06/17/2014 12:41:01 PM PDT by Roos_Girl

Welcome to the FR weekly Thread Thread. With a thank you to meowmeow for the suggestion on the catchy name.

As I mentioned to some, I'm really a pre-novice seamstress. I'm even hesitant to use the word seamstress. But, with the little guy growing out of clothes SO quickly I figured I'd put some effort into making some of his play clothes. And with 2 years of being a stay at home mom, after 15 years as a professional civil engineer, my brain is in need of some exercise.

So I thought I'd start out by posting a couple of (bad) pictures of a previous project and then some info on what I'm starting on.

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And in taking these pictures I see my son has managed to sneak his black crayon onto the back of this curtain. Sneaky little boys.

Here is a LINK to a free pattern for a simple ladies tank top that I thought I would try for myself.

This is a LINK to a free tutorial and downloadable pattern for purchase that I thought I'd try for Little Britches. I ordered fabric from Denver Fabrics online at $5/yd with 1 pair of shorts taking 3/4 of a yard in his size.

So, welcome to everyone. I'm super impressed and happy we have some men joining in. If anyone wants on or off the Thread Thread ping list just let me know. And please let's see pictures of your works in progress.


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Hobbies
KEYWORDS: sewing
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1 posted on 06/17/2014 12:41:01 PM PDT by Roos_Girl
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To: Albion Wilde; Black Agnes; buckeye49; cblue55; ColdOne; CyberAnt; Excellence; goodnesswins; ...

Ping to FR Weekly Thread Thread #1


2 posted on 06/17/2014 12:41:34 PM PDT by Roos_Girl (The world is full of educated derelicts. - Calvin Coolidge)
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To: Roos_Girl; Ellendra

Pinging my favorite seamstress - Ellendra.


3 posted on 06/17/2014 12:43:49 PM PDT by knittnmom (Save the earth! It's the only planet with chocolate!)
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To: Roos_Girl

I’m not much of a seamstress, but your title had me in stitches.


4 posted on 06/17/2014 12:45:21 PM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia (Democrats: The perfect party for the helpless and stupid, and those who would rule over them.)
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To: PistolPaknMama

Sorry, missed you the first time, but have you added to the list now.


5 posted on 06/17/2014 12:46:57 PM PDT by Roos_Girl (The world is full of educated derelicts. - Calvin Coolidge)
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To: Roos_Girl

The pleats are hanging nicely. Did you sew weights in the bottom hem?


6 posted on 06/17/2014 12:47:41 PM PDT by buckeye49
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To: Roos_Girl

Please add me to your ping list. Thank you!!


7 posted on 06/17/2014 12:48:10 PM PDT by Hoffer Rand (Bear His image. Bring His message. Be the Church.)
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To: moose07; Uncle Miltie; EveningStar

Wasn’t clear from your previous responses if y’all actually wanted to be on the ping list or not? I did not include you, but let me know if you want to be added.


8 posted on 06/17/2014 12:48:46 PM PDT by Roos_Girl (The world is full of educated derelicts. - Calvin Coolidge)
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To: buckeye49

No weights at the bottom. They actually are just rectangular panels, no pleats or anything sewn in, but I lined them with a heavy blackout material and I think that’s why they hang as well as they do.


9 posted on 06/17/2014 12:50:32 PM PDT by Roos_Girl (The world is full of educated derelicts. - Calvin Coolidge)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Gonna have to post me a post post!

10 posted on 06/17/2014 12:50:37 PM PDT by Fightin Whitey
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To: Hoffer Rand

Gotcha!


11 posted on 06/17/2014 12:52:48 PM PDT by Roos_Girl (The world is full of educated derelicts. - Calvin Coolidge)
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To: Roos_Girl

No learning is a bad thing, promise I’ll sit quiet in the corner and listen. :)
(Yes , please) :)


12 posted on 06/17/2014 12:53:45 PM PDT by moose07 (the truth will out ,one day. ........dot removal in progress.......)
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To: Fightin Whitey

Got a bunch of comedians around here.


13 posted on 06/17/2014 12:54:57 PM PDT by Roos_Girl (The world is full of educated derelicts. - Calvin Coolidge)
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To: Roos_Girl

My grand-daughter turns 3 this week, so grandpa made her a cloth doll out of scrap material. I've still got some work to do on it, but I've got until Saturday to finish up the face, etc...

I got the pattern off of a Japanese web site that I will NOT link to. The Japanese are strange, and I had to modify the pattern to make it appropriate for a 3 year old American girl.

/johnny

14 posted on 06/17/2014 12:57:21 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Roos_Girl

I thought this was a thread about posting threads - a meta-thread.


15 posted on 06/17/2014 1:06:42 PM PDT by Disambiguator (#cornedbeef)
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To: Roos_Girl

Go ahead and call yourself a seamstress — what’s the alternative? A sewer? — that not good!


16 posted on 06/17/2014 1:56:19 PM PDT by bunster
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To: Roos_Girl

lol

You are right.

A perfectly fine thread you have started and a buncha noisy schoolboys have snarled it all up.

But you know how these smart pretty seamstresses can hem a boy in and pin him down...


17 posted on 06/17/2014 2:23:26 PM PDT by Fightin Whitey
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To: bunster

Go ahead and call yourself a seamstress — what’s the alternative? A sewer? — that not good!
-=0=-
Tailor ?


18 posted on 06/17/2014 2:27:26 PM PDT by S.O.S121.500 (Had ENOUGH Yet ? ........................ Enforce the Bill of Rights ......... It's the LAW !!!)
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To: Roos_Girl
Well...I haven't done much sewing lately other than some routine maintenance, I'll contribute this thread I posted two years ago from the construction and painting of my Bedford Flag:


My Bedford Flag

19 posted on 06/17/2014 2:56:19 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Qui me amat, amat et canem meum.)
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To: Roos_Girl; Kartographer
I lined them with a heavy blackout material

What exactly was that material? I have light filtering honeycomb blinds on a lot of my windows but would like to make some blinds or curtains that I could use in the event I wanted to shut out all light.

Also pinging our resident prepper thread keeper - hey Kart, some of the folks on the prepping list may be interested in Roos_Girl's new sewing thread. Sewing is a valuable skill for the self-reliant!

20 posted on 06/18/2014 5:41:42 AM PDT by meowmeow (In Loving Memory of Our Dear Viking Kitty (1987-2006))
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To: meowmeow; appalachian_dweller; OldPossum; DuncanWaring; VirginiaMom; CodeToad; goosie; kalee; ...

I would scourer the larger fabric outlets for heavy clearance upholstery type material. Just make sure you check on a dark night that not a single beam of light is escaping.

How Far Away Can You See a Candle at Night?

http://preparednessadvice.com/survival/far-away-can-see-candle-night/#.U6GyJlOQ-NI


21 posted on 06/18/2014 8:47:16 AM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: Kartographer

If you fly sky lanterns (aka fire balloons) you can see those for a very, very long ways away!


22 posted on 06/18/2014 8:49:29 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: Roos_Girl; All

Great job on the curtains!

I was wondering... is there a good field guide to edible wild plants that anyone would recommend?? Thanks!


23 posted on 06/18/2014 9:12:11 AM PDT by Reddy (B.O. stinks)
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To: Reddy

BUDK has the Proforce Complete Guide to Edible Plants Book
for $12.99. Here is the link:

http://www.budk.com/product/Proforce-Complete-Guide-to-Edible-Plants-Book/156218.uts?


24 posted on 06/18/2014 9:30:06 AM PDT by k4gypsyrose
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To: k4gypsyrose

Do you have this book? I read the reviews and it said it’s more for southwestern climates, I’m midwest. :)


25 posted on 06/18/2014 9:37:06 AM PDT by Reddy (B.O. stinks)
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To: Reddy; Roos_Girl

Its really really dangerous to use a book to determine which plants are edible. Look for a class or someone locally who will take you out and show you which ones are safe. Many times the edible ones look very similar to poisonous ones.


26 posted on 06/18/2014 9:40:09 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Reddy

Sorry, I didn’t realize you were mid-west. Let me see what I can find.


27 posted on 06/18/2014 9:40:21 AM PDT by k4gypsyrose
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To: JRandomFreeper
Ya must've been watching to much of that new show "Finding Big foot" ;)

Job on the doll thou .

28 posted on 06/18/2014 9:40:25 AM PDT by piroque ("In times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act")
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To: piroque

Job on the doll thou . = Good , Job on the doll thou .


29 posted on 06/18/2014 9:42:46 AM PDT by piroque ("In times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act")
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To: driftdiver

Good idea. But would also like to have a book :)


30 posted on 06/18/2014 9:45:42 AM PDT by Reddy (B.O. stinks)
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To: k4gypsyrose

This one sounds more promising. Edible Wild Plants: A North American Field Guide. Paperback is $3.92

http://www.amazon.com/Edible-Wild-Plants-North-American/dp/0806974885/ref=si3_rdr_bb_product?tag=vglnk-c934-20


31 posted on 06/18/2014 9:51:43 AM PDT by k4gypsyrose
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To: Roos_Girl

Roos Girl, please add me to your Thread ping list. :-)

What sort of black out material did you use?

I have a window in my place that faces the street, and I dearly would love to be able to turn a light on in there in the evening and not have the nosy neighbors in there with me!


32 posted on 06/18/2014 10:03:01 AM PDT by RikaStrom ("To learn who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize." ~Voltaire)
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To: Kartographer

My wife owns a customer window treatment business.

Just go to a JoAnn’s Fabrics or similar and get blackout lining. Pretty cheap; more so than ANY upholstery fabric.

Consider using two layers, but NOT sown together; just hung one in front of the other.

EVERY pinprick lets light through, so no seams in the window area or light will leak in/out.


33 posted on 06/18/2014 10:14:10 AM PDT by Blueflag (Res ipsa loquitur: non vehere est inermus)
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To: piroque
I told you the Japanese were weird. It was that way on the pattern. That's one thing that will get fixed. ;)

/johnny

34 posted on 06/18/2014 10:15:53 AM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: meowmeow; Kartographer; RikaStrom
This is the material I used. It's 100% blackout and I'm pretty pleased with the material.
35 posted on 06/18/2014 10:57:43 AM PDT by Roos_Girl (The world is full of educated derelicts. - Calvin Coolidge)
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To: JRandomFreeper

Looks great. I bet she’ll love it!


36 posted on 06/18/2014 10:59:04 AM PDT by Roos_Girl (The world is full of educated derelicts. - Calvin Coolidge)
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To: bunster

Haha, a sewer, yes! That’s where most of my attempts at sewing should have gone.


37 posted on 06/18/2014 11:00:03 AM PDT by Roos_Girl (The world is full of educated derelicts. - Calvin Coolidge)
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To: Joe 6-pack

Your flag looks fantastic. Nice job!


38 posted on 06/18/2014 11:01:06 AM PDT by Roos_Girl (The world is full of educated derelicts. - Calvin Coolidge)
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To: Roos_Girl

Perfect - and with sound proofing qualities as well! Thanks!


39 posted on 06/18/2014 11:02:36 AM PDT by meowmeow (In Loving Memory of Our Dear Viking Kitty (1987-2006))
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To: Roos_Girl

Thank you, I like that it is also a sound dampener.

:-)


40 posted on 06/18/2014 11:34:20 AM PDT by RikaStrom ("To learn who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize." ~Voltaire)
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To: Roos_Girl

I am going to try my “skills” at making a quiver for arrows I made from branches that fell in my yard. I took a gallon jug and cut it down by half and squeezed another jug in there. I figure it’ll hold 50 arrows.

Now I want to cover it in leather and make a sling for it. I’ve also made several bows from larger branches and strung them with Surveyor’s line. I’m going to try a couple with fishing line. Let you know how that works out.


41 posted on 06/18/2014 11:38:33 AM PDT by NTHockey (Rules of engagement #1: Take no prisoners. And to the NSA trolls, FU)
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To: Roos_Girl

Thanks!


42 posted on 06/18/2014 11:43:46 AM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Qui me amat, amat et canem meum.)
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To: meowmeow; RikaStrom

I cannot attest to the sound proofing ability. We live on 5 acres, so our neighbors aren’t very close and the curtains are on windows on the back of the house probably 200’ away from the road.


43 posted on 06/18/2014 11:48:29 AM PDT by Roos_Girl (The world is full of educated derelicts. - Calvin Coolidge)
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To: Roos_Girl

A gal friend of mine makes quilts. I sent her an e-mail calling her a “quiltest” — she wrote back that some are called quilters but she is just a “sewer.” Which sounds good orally — but not in print.


44 posted on 06/18/2014 12:20:59 PM PDT by bunster
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To: Roos_Girl

I had to dig the black out liners out this winter when the hvac wasn’t working properly. They helped a lot. Hubby just slapped them up over the curtains so when kiddo comes in this weekend, I’ll have help getting them down and doing a rush job of remaking the curtains to incorporate the liners properly.

When our kiddos were little, I could have spent $$$$ and hours at the sewing machine but found that garage sales were a wiser use of time and much less costly for their wardrobes. Most items still had tags on them or were barely worn. Our kids were the best dressed on the block for 25 cents to $1 per outfit or a dollar or two for a whole bag of whatever you could stuff into it. Also bought larger sizes and packed them back in size labeled boxes for the future.

When daughter was around 5th grade, I taught her to sew. She picked her own colors from the stacks of fabric (mostly garage sale or given) and entered a tacked nine square quilt at the county fair. She won the crafts division with it!

I was given a huge box of scraps from an uphosterer’s which has been the source for years of Christmas presents, new cushions for the patio chairs, laundry bags and carry alls for graduations. There’s a book of squares with matching large scraps that is begging to be made into a throw for a certain young girl. Lots of fun planning these projects.


45 posted on 06/18/2014 12:41:18 PM PDT by bgill
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To: RikaStrom

I bought some ready to hang black out liners from Sears years ago.


46 posted on 06/18/2014 12:45:11 PM PDT by bgill
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To: Roos_Girl

A thread thread is a wonderful idea! Please add me to your ping list. I am retired and have just started to sew again after many years. I’m looking forward to many creative ideas. Many thanks.


47 posted on 06/18/2014 1:48:42 PM PDT by Library Lady (When little men cast long shadows, the day is almost ended. – Paul Harvey)
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To: Roos_Girl

Our daughter is a very good seamstress. She made a dress for the Reissuance Festival in Magnolia, Texas in 2002. Unfortunately, she was sick that weekend they had planned to go. So she eventually sold the dress for close to $250 to a girl for a bridesmaids dress.

She started her own business sewing and selling scarves and other accessories online. She is making a lot of extra dollars and sewing only when she has time. My wife cannot sew a button on a shirt. I do all that.


48 posted on 06/18/2014 2:43:50 PM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (The Second Amendment is NOT about the right to hunt. It IS a right to shoot tyrants.)
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To: Roos_Girl

Please add me to the list.

I have been sewing since a pre-teen. I made prom gowns and my own wedding gown. I lovingly made all 3 daughters gowns and the bridesmaids too.

Little girls dresses are much more fun than boys shorts. Fly fronts are “zipper tough” to do...just double the fabric and fake the top stitching and put elastic in the back of the pants, or back and sides only.

Costumes are fun and a challenge. Belle and Florence Nightengale are recent ones, but there have been lots of Ghosts, Cowboys, Indians and even Harry Potter and Darth Vader. Burka’s for Freepers were a challenge.

The comments about not stitching through the blackout fabric are correct...seam with iron on “Stitch Witchery” or sometimes fabric glue!

I have done it all!! I would be glad to help anyone with a question, just ping me!


49 posted on 06/18/2014 4:31:07 PM PDT by 3D-JOY
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To: Library Lady

Library Lady...I read more now than I sew!


50 posted on 06/18/2014 4:32:34 PM PDT by 3D-JOY
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