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« Reply #2850 on: March 27, 2011 04:12:18 PM »

Can anyone recommend some easy sewing projects for someone with absolutely no sewing aptitude?  I really, really, really want to learn but I always muck it all up.

I don't know if you still need this, but maybe somebody does.

I would suggest that you start with a pattern from an individual (WAHM-type) publisher.  Their instructions are typically more beginner-friendly (and plain English) than the "big" pattern companies.  I love the Emmeline apron from Sew Liberated.  It's flattering on a variety of body types, reversible, and "complicated" enough that you can really feel you accomplished something (y'know, it's not just bias binding around a chef's apron shape), but the instructions are really easy to follow.  (2 years ago, that's what I made for all of the grown women on my Christmas list - Emmeline aprons.)
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« Reply #2851 on: March 27, 2011 05:04:06 PM »

Finally got something new done!  These aren't the greatest photos of it, but this is Butterick 5496




I need to get a white tank top to wear underneath.  Those were taken with a black sleeveless sweater which added bulk and the wide straps look funny.  It's way cute in person, though!
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« Reply #2852 on: March 27, 2011 05:45:08 PM »

Aislynn,  I love it.  What a cute top!  And it looks adorable on you.  It is hard to tell what the real color is, but you might consider a beige or tan tank under it.  Then the contrast between the top and tank won't be as stark....  but then who wants a beige or tan tank??? 
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« Reply #2853 on: March 27, 2011 05:50:19 PM »

This is sweet! my DD would love one like it, and she'd probably pair it with black just because she is like that. You look great!
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« Reply #2854 on: March 27, 2011 06:04:37 PM »

Aislynn - that is lovely! It is a great combination of flattering and comfortable looking!
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« Reply #2855 on: March 27, 2011 06:13:20 PM »

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« Reply #2856 on: March 27, 2011 06:27:10 PM »

40. Barbie dress march


41. Ishbel Beret march

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« Reply #2857 on: March 27, 2011 07:14:41 PM »

Aislyn that top is adorable! I don't know if I'd have the patience for that delicate of material in my sewing machine

that1girl LOVE THE BARBIE DRESS now if only it was big enough for a 28 year old  Cheesy
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« Reply #2858 on: March 27, 2011 07:22:25 PM »

Still working on figuring out the sewing machine and digging stuff out of boxes.
Can't find a darn ruler or measuring tape so for my sister's needle roll without a pattern it was done with that "well what could go wrong" attitude.

Well I'll tell you what can go wrong.

Your pockets could end up on a slant! lol. THis was more due to my pin holding that side slipping. Honestly she wont care, she's my sister, and it's free. AND i'll just pretend I meant for it to be like that  Cheesy

23.Make a knitting needle roll for my sister

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« Reply #2859 on: March 27, 2011 07:33:03 PM »

LOVE that needle roll! Especially the slant!
Gives it so much character! Great job!! I really want to make one of those, but I'm a sewing virgin and not ready to pop that bubble yet! Wink
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