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Jiandao
« Reply #20 on: April 25, 2009 05:36:15 AM »

That looks fantastic. You did a really great job. Don't worry about hand sewing - it is the traditional method and sewing machines are terrifying anyway.

I finally took the plunge & bought a second hand one today.  I'm afraid of it.  This site may be the depository of a barrage of panicked rambling about possessed sewing machines soon, I think.

Thanks so much for the encouragement.  Smiley
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Jiandao
« Reply #21 on: April 25, 2009 05:48:57 AM »

Wow!!!
You are far too self-deprecating--this is awesome!! I love all of the details with the beads and sequins and stuff, and hand sewing requires much more patience and skill than machine sewing. You should be proud!

Oh my, please do not be misled!  I found these beautiful sequined flowers trim which I cut & pieced together.  I did not sew the individual sequins but I am still a little chuffed at this piece though.  Thanks!
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« Reply #22 on: April 25, 2009 06:09:22 AM »

Let's hear it for hand sewers!  Last time I tried to cover a bra for an outfit I didn't allow for enough give and it wouldn't close in the back.  Yours turned out so nicely.  The sequined flowers are a great touch.

Hear, hear!  I now have a sewing machine but I think I will still be hand sewing most of the time.  I like the extra control if that makes sense.

Oh, oh, I know why you had problems with the bra. I always find the existing bra straps& the elastic bands inadequate for my costume bra tops. I learnt the hard way to always remove the bra straps & to cut off the side straps at the side seam. Then I cut 2 strips of interfacing into the desired shape & length, sew them to the side seams & then cover.  Same with the shoulder straps.  I always make it slightly longer in case I need to take it in or let it out & I use the largest, most sturdy hook closures for extra security.   It's become my preferred way of covering bra tops now.


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« Reply #23 on: April 25, 2009 08:31:07 AM »

Amazing creation. Some people just have a talent for sewing, like you.
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« Reply #24 on: April 25, 2009 10:00:45 AM »

I don't sew by hand because it takes a lot more patience and in my opinion skill... I admire those that can...don't knock yourself for that.
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« Reply #25 on: April 25, 2009 10:02:34 AM »

I looove it! It's really intricate and beautiful. Hand sewing takes so much patience and care...I really admire your work. Smiley
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« Reply #26 on: April 25, 2009 04:26:33 PM »

Wow!  I am also a dancer and really like the traditional yet modern look you gave your costume!  You are so patient to do all this by hand!
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« Reply #27 on: April 25, 2009 04:30:56 PM »

Holy Smokes!  that's gorgeous!  nice work...all the hand work shows...you have beautiful craftwomanship!  nice work...hope to see more
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« Reply #28 on: April 25, 2009 06:44:31 PM »

You hand-sewed that?  That's amazing!
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« Reply #29 on: April 25, 2009 08:11:36 PM »

It looks great!  And by hand- very nice.  I learned to use a machine, but my hand-sewing skills are still terrible-I swear it takes talent that you must have! Wink
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