Skip to comments.Weekly Thread Thread #1 6/17/2014
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.
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.
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Pinging my favorite seamstress - Ellendra.
I’m not much of a seamstress, but your title had me in stitches.
Sorry, missed you the first time, but have you added to the list now.
The pleats are hanging nicely. Did you sew weights in the bottom hem?
Please add me to your ping list. Thank you!!
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.
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.
Gonna have to post me a post post!
No learning is a bad thing, promise I’ll sit quiet in the corner and listen. :)
(Yes , please) :)
Got a bunch of comedians around here.
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.
I thought this was a thread about posting threads - a meta-thread.
Go ahead and call yourself a seamstress — what’s the alternative? A sewer? — that not good!
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...
Go ahead and call yourself a seamstress whats the alternative? A sewer? that not good!
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!
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