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Thank you all for giving me a new productive hobby!

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Re: Thank you all for giving me a new productive hobby!

Postby livvybee » Thu Jun 02, 2011 9:06 am

I've never sewed before either! Just looked up free tutorials and patterns on here and on google - the dress was a pattern for a party dress which I want to make for a diamond wedding we are going to, didn't want to do a trial run on expensive fabric though so just let her choose her favourite and then just adapted the pattern length/ sash etc so it wasnt so party like! the trousers are just a baby trousers pattern i found a link to on here, for Abbie I just copied the pattern roughly but a lot bigger and made it up - they are really easy though they only took about 20 minutes all together to do hers!
But yeah, free online tutorials is definately the way to go!

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Re: Thank you all for giving me a new productive hobby!

Postby mudita » Thu Jun 02, 2011 10:15 am

They look great! I've been wanting a sewing machine too as I haven't had access to one for a few years now. Will have a look at the argos one, looks like it would suit me just fine!

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Re: Thank you all for giving me a new productive hobby!

Postby rachymoo » Thu Jun 02, 2011 10:45 am

Wow that's fab. I'd love to have a go at sewing too, I thought it wasn't worth it because I've never really sewed either but hey neither have you, and those look fab! I'd love a sewing machine too but no idea where I'd put it, no space in my house lol!

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Re: Thank you all for giving me a new productive hobby!

Postby livvybee » Thu Jun 02, 2011 3:07 pm

I'm very lucky, i live in a converted pub so I have a tap room sized living room, and since my ex moved out I have reclaimed it! On top of the usual sofa's telly etc, I have Abbie's big train set table, 2 piano's and now a devoted sewing corner with a big table with sewing machine and all my stuff on it! :giggle: :oops:

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Re: Thank you all for giving me a new productive hobby!

Postby ladybird » Thu Jun 02, 2011 3:24 pm

Brilliant! LOVE the trousers - we have those tea towels :lol:

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Re: Thank you all for giving me a new productive hobby!

Postby livvybee » Thu Jun 02, 2011 3:27 pm

ladybird wrote:Brilliant! LOVE the trousers - we have those tea towels :lol:


:hohoho: :hohoho:

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Re: Thank you all for giving me a new productive hobby!

Postby sweetiepups » Thu Jun 02, 2011 8:40 pm

Brilliant :thumbsup: those tea towel truws are fab well done

I have found the sewing bug here too.

Looking forward to seeing what you make next.

I am on to hankering after making a quilt now but its overwhelming where to start.

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Re: Thank you all for giving me a new productive hobby!

Postby Gladys » Thu Jun 02, 2011 9:22 pm

I am on to hankering after making a quilt now but its overwhelming where to start.

Start small. Do a cot quilt and a simple design, perhaps just squares and see where it takes you :wink: ....xx

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