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« Reply #10 on: February 13, 2006 08:45:47 AM »

I have had my eyes on a $70 simple sewing machine at Target. Do you know if these cheep machines work okay? I don't know anyone who sews _at all_ so I thought this would be a good place to ask. I got one of the super mini machines (One step up from a "Handy Stich") and it is ok, but it has alot of "issues" - most importantly I cannot get the damned thing to stay put while I am sewing with it.
Anyway - $70 is a biginvestment for me (3 kids - I stay at home) but I would be willing to splurge if I knew it would do it's job. The savings in clothing $$$ would be recouped eventually... right?
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« Reply #11 on: February 13, 2006 09:02:32 AM »

Oh my goodness, yes, you could save huge in clothing.  Especially kids clothing.  I do a lot of repairs too which a lot of people don't, mending, some people just throw stuff away.  With a machine you are more likely to do mending.  Also, getting yard sale fabric and recons, you save a lot of money.  I don't know about the Target machines I would post a question under the question section.  I am blessed in that my mom has to have the best so I get the handmedowns on machinery which is better than most new.  So, I am lucky that way.  But I would certainly think that the Target machine would be a good starter machine.  Then when you get to show your husband how much money you saved on clothing, eventhough now you start stocking up on fabric, then you ask for a better one for Christmas.   Wink  Good luck with it.  If you sew by hand you will love what you can do with a machine.
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« Reply #12 on: February 13, 2006 11:45:29 AM »

Love the Top and Skirt ....Gonna try it on my own now :-)

Oh yeah and to make your Son Blush one more time ...He's a cutie!

but married ...Good for your DIL Bad for us Lovely Curvy Crafty Gals :-D
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« Reply #13 on: February 13, 2006 12:06:06 PM »

I love them - is the skirt cut on the bias? I love how the stripes are diagonal.
Really nice!
(and i agree with everyone, your son is dead cute  Wink )
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« Reply #14 on: February 13, 2006 01:27:16 PM »

I don't think that all of the pieces to the skirt are cut on the bias.  To tell you the truth, if I remember right this is the one where we did not have quite enough material so we just fit the pieces on the best we could.  I am not positive though.

If anyone wants the pattern brand and number let me know.
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« Reply #15 on: February 27, 2006 06:47:19 AM »

I modified the original post to include the pattern number.
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