(Closed) Leveling up on my domestic goddess status!!

posted 6 years ago in DIY
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

@GypsyLove:  I sew! It’s so much fun! One good website with LOTS of info and many, many interesting free patterns for all kinds of stuff is BurdaStyle.

Also, if you’re into vintage clothes, there’s a company called EvaDress that sells copies of vintage patterns!

I’ve been sewing for my whole life. . . my first project was probably something for my dolls, but my first thing for myself sewn on the machine was a nightgown made to look like an ancient Egyptian dress! (I was obsessed with ancient Egypt at the time, when I was 12).

Also, let’s see, I did some sewing for someone who needed nursing blouses, out of a really wonderful book. . . I think it was by the designer Anna Maria Horner. Let’s see if I can find it. Yes, it’s called Handmade Beginnings. It has lots of simple and really fun projects for mothers and babies, and her fabric is soo pretty.

Have fun! 🙂

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

I am a beginner sewer! The first thing I made was a taggie blankie for my nephew, and then I made a pillow case dress for my daughter.  I went on you tube alot to learn how to french seam and make things look more professional. 

I bought fabric to make doubl sided recieveing blankets, but I didnt really like the fabric so I never made them and my daughters too old now.  I would start with that though! Really easy. 

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

Also, make sure you know everything the sewing machine does! I went through the trouble to french seam  daughters dresses, and then come to find out my machine had a serger setting and would have made it so much easier.  My machine was inherited from my grandpa, and luckily he still had the instruction book.

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I sent this site to a friend that sews and she was very excited. I’m sure you can find patterns that aren’t too hard.
Oh and I hope I’m not being offensive, I just saw you mentioned you were pregnant in another post 🙂
http://diymaternity.com/

 

Post # 8
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

Wow I will have to check out those websites. I am a new sewer too.

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