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11  CLOTHING / Clothing for Curvaceous Craftsters: Discussion and Questions / New to sewing clothes ... where to start? on: May 09, 2006 11:49:25 AM
Hiya everybody!   Grin

I'm new to this section, right now I sew small purses for little girls, but I'm soooo sick of not finding the clothing I want in my size that I'm willing to start to learn how to make my own.

I'm not experienced with patterns at ALL .... only thing I ever made to wear was a dress in 8th grade, and a pair of shorts for my son when he was 10.  I'm now 54 and son is 31 ... so that tells you how long THAT'S been!  LOL!

I'm very young at heart, and I love all the blouses that are made for younger women and girls, I'll never understand why they don't make the SAME things in larger sizes ... all it would take is a few more yards of fabric .. geesh!

I'm fine with pants and shorts cause I have long thin legs, so if I get stretch, I do ok there.  I have a very bothersome pair of love handles and a tummy that I hate.  I just had a hysterectomy and am still healing inside, but started to walk a few days ago .. I'm hoping to reduce that tummy some this summer.

Until then:  I'd love to make a few 'light' cool denim shirts and a few others in cotton fabric.  What do ya'll suggest to get me started?  I'm actually scared to death to try to follow a pattern!  I will though, cause I want to do this ... but I'm not at all experienced with all the jargon that goes with them... or how to cut fabric .. any of that.

I'm 5'6" and weigh 200 lbs. ... usually take a 1X or 2X blouse, depending on how they're made.  I can take my measurements if that would help .... I can use all the assistance I can get here, I'm on SSI and have a limited of money to spend on materials.

Soooo .... whatcha think?  Anxiously waiting your advice.  Smiley

12  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Discussion and Questions / How do you attach the straps to a purse? on: May 09, 2006 04:22:30 AM

OK ... I'm making purses for little girls and am trying to figure out what's the best way to attach the straps.

Do you sew them to the inside, or take them out thru the sides and tie the end, or another way all together?

Looking forward to some suggestions.   Smiley

13  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Uh Oh! Jeannie woke up with an egghead! on: March 22, 2006 05:51:11 AM
Hiya all,

I'm new here .. and thought I'd share 2 illustrations I did last night.

I just had surgery and am trying to keep myself busy ... I also crochet and sew ... but I love to do whimsical and funky illustrations.

Here's the two Easter ones:  http://home.twcny.rr.com/kittykatz/one.html

and here are two NEKKID ones that reflect my feelings after surgery: 


Nice to meet ya'll!

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