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1  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Making neat necklines on: April 09, 2008 01:08:01 PM
I am pretty much a noob to sewing, I just got a sewing machine and I have been doing mostly reconstructions and stuff to start.

Whenever I sew a neckline it always looks...not right, kind of messy.  Are there some kind of neckline technique that I am unnaware of? or does it just take more practice to make them look nice?
2  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / My first reconstructed shirts on: February 02, 2008 12:04:59 PM
Hello people, I just joined up here because I discovered a love of sewing I never knew I had.

I'm hand-sewing right now, I have an old sewing machine that I sort of inherited, but it is not working now and I plan on taking it to the shop when I have money.

I am very proud of myself because these are pretty much my first sewing projects...well besides the cross-stitch kitty cat I did when I was 10.


No before photos, but they were both men's XL t-shirts.

http://photos-d.ak.facebook.com/photos-ak-sctm/v184/87/2/553623172/n553623172_410983_6664.jpg

http://photos-a.ak.facebook.com/photos-ak-sctm/v184/87/2/553623172/n553623172_410984_7066.jpg

I just sewed up the sides on this one and it was a little hard to fit over my boobs.  The straps came from an old bra.



Shirt no. 2

http://photos-b.ak.facebook.com/photos-ak-sctm/v184/87/2/553623172/n553623172_410981_5817.jpg

http://photos-c.ak.facebook.com/photos-ak-sctm/v184/87/2/553623172/n553623172_410982_6260.jpg

I used darts/seams whatever they are called on this one to make it tightish around the waist/belly and still be able to get my boobs into it.


Hand sewing takes forever, but I like it because right now I am out of work and do a lot of sitting on the couch and watching tv.  Now I can do that and still be productive.  It also is helping me cut down on the smoking because my hands are busy.
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