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« on: June 19, 2004 04:56:46 PM »

heyy guys... uhm. yeah. im gonig to walmart tomorrow -yay- for fabric. ive made a few things myself, a few purses and things. nothing too big yet. but i was wondering, what would be easiest to start out with? Huh i want to make a skirt.. or a shirt but im not sure yet.. if you guys have any comments or anything its much appreciated!! ...but yeah. i apologize for my ammateure-ness (yes... its a word  Wink)

« Reply #1 on: June 19, 2004 05:13:04 PM »

Yay for walmart!!! Thats like the only place i go for my stuff....well pants are easy to make..even shorts (maybe for pj's) just remember if you are going to make them, to get elastic for the waist...(i always forget...) Just follow the directions carefully and you wont mess up...(i get quite the mess ups when i'm sewing!)
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« Reply #2 on: June 19, 2004 08:20:06 PM »

Skirts are probably the easiest things to make, if you're just getting started, since basically you only need to know your waist and hip measurements. For anything else, you need to know more details, like inseams and so on.

Or, you can make pants like my sister did: she took an old pair of comfy pj pants, and used them as a pattern but cut the legs REALLY wide. Then she sewed up the inside seams first, and the outside seams second, and just kept re-seaming and re-seaming the outside seams until the legs were the right width. Finally, she put in the waistband (drawstring or elastic) and hemmed the bottoms. Simple, if not the most efficient method...

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