MAKE IT YOURSELF


19 comments:

  1. I have just downloaded your Tailor's Ham pattern. I have been wanting one for ages, but didn't want to pay such a high price for it, so thank you very much!

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  2. that's all just very nice! We make our own clothes too: www.thestylemind.com Hope you'll take a look at our blog too :)

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  3. Where can I get an invisible zipper foot? Do they fit most machines?

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  4. Where can I get an invisible zipper foot? Do they fit most machines?

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    1. Hi
      I got mine from gtndirect.com
      Depends on your machine x

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    2. Hi,
      I got mine from amazon

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  5. Can't wait to get started, photos to follow..

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  6. Hello. I am wanting to make dressing gowns for my bridesmaids for my wedding thst we can wear when we are getting ready. Any tips for a simple pattern. . And an easy material to use xx

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  7. This is an amazing blog, I love it! I've been wanting to make my own clothes for such a long time but have been too nervous. I love sewing but tend to hand stitch where possible as I get in such a muddle with my sewing machine. This has inspired me to give it go. Thanks! x

    www.bangadrumgifts.blogspot.com

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  8. Hello where can I read posts on making buttonholes and sewing in zips? I love this blog!

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  9. Hi there, I have zero knowledge on sewing and using the sewing machine. Am very interested to learn sewing, making play dresses for little girls. What machine should I get to start of with and how do I take up lessons for beginners? Is your blog suitable for me to start? Kindly advice your expertise.

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  10. Hello,
    I am a man and I am writing this with a very deep voice! I am retired and disabled (left leg) and I have been looking for something to do at home that will challenge me. Sooooo I bought a sewing machine and have decided to make simple things for gifts and if I get good flog on ebay!
    My wife is astonished but then so am I ha ha! Found this site by mistake and love it. It's given enthusiasm and hope plus lots of ideas....thank you.

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  11. Hi Tilly,
    I've been trying to buy this pattern all afternoon, but when I click on 'Buy' it doesn't seem to be playing ball. Not sure if this is a problem with Paypal, with my computer, or just my general incompetence at the wheel of it?!

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  12. Very excited to find your blog via the Polka Dot Chair. I am getting back into sewing after being away for about 15 years! I am making the Mathilde Blouse. Many things have changed in sewing but the basics are still the same. Thanks for your awesome tutorials/refresher courses and I look forward to posting my finished product online for you to see!

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  13. Hello and thanks for giving me a kick start back into the world of sewing . I have a request please sometime ago you mentioned a book , not yours! Which I have ordered !!! but a book about fabrics what they made of how you can use them what they are called and most importantly it had samples in it as I buy my fabrics online I think it would help me make better choices I have forgotten the title can you tell me what it was. Many thanks and much happiness in your life

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    1. These are great fabrics for Mathilde - lightweight cotton, silk or polyester fabrics with drape, such as lawn, voile, viscose (rayon), crêpe de chine, habotai, charmeuse. Avoid slippery fabric if you’re a beginner. And bear in mind that plain fabric will show the tucks better than patterned fabric.

      More details here!

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  15. One thing to add: to reduce raffle threads, sew a diagonal seam at each end is fabric, across selvage and onto cut edge. Time consuming but will really save your fabric.

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  16. I am wanting to make dressing gowns for my bridesmaids for my wedding thst we can wear when we are getting ready. Any tips for a simple patter. maquinas de coser

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