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« Reply #20 on: August 18, 2010 05:42:18 AM »

Wow! Grin What a great tutorial! I love how in-depth you went into every step.

I do have one question though - I've just started sewing clothes from patterns recently and I've noticed that I'm one size in the bust measurement, but a totally different size in hip/waist. Any advice for how to kind of combine two sizes to get something that fits well? Thanks!
I actually have that same problem!  You literally cut the bust for the size you are, and cut the hips for the size you are, and blend the two at the waist (or wherever you change size).  Multi-size patterns are phenomenal for this.
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« Reply #21 on: August 18, 2010 10:33:30 PM »

Yes, Thanks for this tutorial.  I will definitely have to put it to use someday.  I have used a pattern a bunch of times, but every time, it was with someone else who knew how to sew well, and explained everything step by step and had me only do that hands on stuff since it was my project.  I knew enough to set up my sister-in-law's brand new out of the box sewing machine (she didn't know how to do ANYTHING with it) and sew a piece of embellishment ribbon on a tshirt for a 2 year old.  But patterns seem so complicated!

My mom has a great sewing machine she has never even got beyond opening, and I would love to play with it, and I even HAVE easy patterns (!!) but still haven't done anything with them.  Hopefully this will help get me on my feet!  Grin
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« Reply #22 on: August 22, 2010 11:25:10 AM »

wow. awesome tutorial!
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« Reply #23 on: August 24, 2010 10:50:08 AM »

Thank you so, so, SO much for taking the time to put this together for others!!! I have a couple of patterns that I have bought, and never done anything with - I opened them up and immediately put them back into the envelope because looking them over I had no idea what I was doing! Reading this has given me the confidence to try again!
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« Reply #24 on: August 26, 2010 03:25:50 PM »

Thank you for this amazing tutorial, i needed it bad. i have a bunch of patterns i've been wanting to try but wasn't every and figuring out how to use them. Will have to give them another shot now Smiley
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« Reply #25 on: August 27, 2010 07:49:29 AM »

Thank you..Thank you!!! I am a novice sewer and the information you posted is beyond amazing.  I will make sure to send all my fellow new sewers to this link!!
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« Reply #26 on: August 27, 2010 08:20:46 AM »

Aw, I'm so glad this appeals to so many people!  I hope you all post back after you've given patterns a shot!
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« Reply #27 on: August 27, 2010 09:56:53 AM »

I know it's too late to vote, but THANK YOU!!!!!! I am a beginner and I am actually printing this so that I can refer to it as needed!
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« Reply #28 on: August 31, 2010 10:00:40 AM »

very helpful, thank you!
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« Reply #29 on: September 02, 2010 05:55:08 AM »

Oh, I just found this. Amazing! I'm entirly intimidated by commerical patterns. I've used one, once (kind of), and I generally just stick to things that don't need to FIT (I make bags!)

I'm bookmarking thise and hoping to face my fears!
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