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SurferWomyn
« on: August 25, 2010 02:55:34 AM »

Hey Everyone,

I am new here and new to sewing, but I thought a good way to start off would be list my project goals.  I think it would be fun for us all to share what we would like to do.

My Goals: Make a retro 1940s swing/rockabilly wardrobe
Projects:
Pencil Skirts
Sailor Shorts
Retro Bathing Suits
Headbands
Basically everything from www.vivienofholloway.com and www.heydayonline.co.uk
Surfer Stuff (not completely related, but still something I want to do!)

I know this is a lofty goal, but I think listing it will help me stay focused on what I want to do instead of getting distracted by all the pretty patterns and projects!

What are your goals/projects?
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Tiker
« Reply #1 on: August 25, 2010 05:48:32 AM »

My goals are...

-School clothes (i go to a tailoring/design school, so.. we need to make clothes there)
- my project work for school - an outfit from 1255. Including naalbinded "hosor" (dont know the english word)
- outfit from 1400
- outfit from 1500
- outfit from 1600
- outfit from 1700
- outfit from 1800
- Victorian-esque skirt

And probably some more, but i really need to get through my to do lsit
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« Reply #2 on: August 25, 2010 06:22:51 AM »

My goals are kind of vague at this point...

- Learn to make patterns better.

- Make a Fall/Winter wardrobe (but I'm not sure what yet   Huh).


Tiker, your list is intimidating!   Shocked
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Tiker
« Reply #3 on: August 25, 2010 08:59:25 AM »

Tiker, your list is intimidating!   Shocked

Nah... just a very long period of time XD
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« Reply #4 on: August 27, 2010 07:23:40 AM »

Tiker, sounds really interesting to me!  I would like to learn to make my own period costumes for interpretation work.  It deals w/ cloting from 1830's to Civil War times near Springfield, IL.  Old Salem Village where Abraham Lincoln lived.  There are classes coming up soon.  Smiley

I also like going to the Renaissance Faires..but haven't made a costume for that...just a skirt for practice.  Do you use patterns or have to draft them yourself??  What state is it that you are studying from, if  I may ask.  Just sounds like something I would really like to sink my teeth into!! 
Thanks, for sharing.

My goals:
a Raggety Ann costume for my new granddaughter who's not yet born!  Cheesy
A couple of retro-30's dresses(and a knit sweater to go w/them)
A couple of blouses for fall and maybe a skirt or two.
It would be nice to pull out a period bodice pattern and work on that, maybe a jacket w/a peplum in wool.
Speaking of which...I have a short cloak in a really 'interesting' vintage wool to pracice with...the material cost next to nothing, so I can practice the pattern and go from there w/it!  It is more 60's/70's style retro...new pattern, though.

I figure a lot of this will be winter(hybernation)work. Wink
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« Reply #5 on: August 27, 2010 07:36:31 AM »

Whew! Where does one start?!

- trousers
- a winter coat
- a proper cowboy shirt for my boyfriend
- dresses with sleeves
- a steampunk-inspired outfit
- sailor dress

...and that's just scratching the surface! I'm sure there's loads of stuff I'd love to make, but I won't know until I tell myself, 'Hrm, should've had a crack at that...' Wink -x-
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Kpoet
« Reply #6 on: August 27, 2010 08:44:14 AM »

My first goal is to not bugger up my machine every time I sew! Really though here are my goals:

Learn proper seam finishes
Make my daughters Christmas dress ( I have all the fabric I'm just terrified to actually start cutting it)
Figure out how to sew/hem neck and armholes
Shirring- bane of my existence but something I'm determined to master.

Really my ultimate goal is to sew without fear! I've only been sewing for a few months and I'm teaching myself but there are so many things I just don't grasp.
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« Reply #7 on: August 27, 2010 02:43:52 PM »


Make my daughters Christmas dress ( I have all the fabric I'm just terrified to actually start cutting it)

Suggestion:  Make the dress first in muslin or other inexpensive fabric (even old sheets).  Smiley

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« Reply #8 on: August 27, 2010 10:54:02 PM »

Ludi - I actually have no idea what muslin is, maybe I should find out Huh I do have a bunch of old sheets but the fabric I have for the eventual dress is completely different. How will I know the fit and lines will be right?
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« Reply #9 on: August 28, 2010 05:32:57 AM »

 Muslin is an inexpensive cotton fabric often used for patterns and mock-ups.  But if you can, you should do a test dress in a fabric similar to the fabric you're actually going to use, though even doing a mock-up in  muslin is often helpful in learning the construction of the dress.   Smiley
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