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    Haha, Thank you, ladies. And thank you for saving me from myself and talking me out of the brown top/showing the world my bum.

    I love that pantsuit anyway...it hurt my pride a little to realize I was going to have to alter it Friday afternoon to make up for my current mommy hippage, but in the end it made a marvelous segway into, "You SEW? Can you make something for me!?"

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    Great choice. I really have to say you have a knack of getting right to the heart of the vintage look (whichever year it may be).

    I still want to see you in a late 40's skirt suit a la "The New Look" by Dior. Whip one up!

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    The pantsuit is perfect. A bit retro and edgey but still 'you'. And very elegant for a formal party. The brown top is cute but not for an occasion like that. Glad it worked and you had a great time!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chalet View Post
    Great choice. I really have to say you have a knack of getting right to the heart of the vintage look (whichever year it may be).

    I still want to see you in a late 40's skirt suit a la "The New Look" by Dior. Whip one up!
    You know, I have a GREAT late thirties/early forties vintage suit (Zomg, the zipper is complete crud, though...hazards of buying vintage ) But I haven't altered it to fit, yet. I really should, but its a complicated suit so I don't want to overdo it or it will pull strangely with all the angular cuts. When I do get it done, I promise to post pictures.

    Hopefully I will have more hair by the time I finish it so I can pull off something forties-esque again.
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    I know I already posted a comment on your live journal about this, but seriously... You look hot. Hot outfit, hot shoes, hot hair, hot everything! *muah*

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    Now we need to get together so we can double the hawtness
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    *jellus of your hawtness and your ability to SEW!*

    Really makes me wish I'd learned how to properly use a sewing machine. I tried a couple of times and I just had absolutely no patience with the bobbin that kept f*&%ing up. I couldn't handle it and threw in the towel...

    I love how you can pull off the retro looks. Not many people can.

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    Great choice Lola!!!

    Total 70's Pucci style glam......

    Glad you enjoyed!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Beeyotch View Post
    I love how you can pull off the retro looks. Not many people can.
    Word. You looked glorious.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beeyotch View Post
    Really makes me wish I'd learned how to properly use a sewing machine. I tried a couple of times and I just had absolutely no patience with the bobbin that kept f*&%ing up. I couldn't handle it and threw in the towel...
    If you have a true desire, many sewing shops offer sewing classes now...and a lot of them include making a formal as your final project. I haven't taken one (Not to sound conceited, but I've never felt the need to) but I have heard from seamstress friends that they are REALLY helpful, especially if you previously thought you couldn't be taught.

    That being said, I have tried to teach a few of my friends and yet still find myself hemming their pants, so I suppose its not for everyone.
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    Hmm, that reminds me I've got some jeans that need hemming... Yeah, I'll be taking those in to a seamstress (I've paid like $7-12 to have pants hemmed, so I hope your friends are properly appreciating your $killz.) Usually I can do a decent hemming job by hand with regular pants, but jeans? I tried once and it looked like a home ec project gone tragically wrong. The seams are just much more visible and the fabric is tougher to work with.

    Again, maybe if I knew how to work a sewing machine... I really should look into basic sewing classes, you're right. All I remember is losing my patience with that damn bobbin. I really do blame that stupid bobbin...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beeyotch View Post
    Hmm, that reminds me I've got some jeans that need hemming... Yeah, I'll be taking those in to a seamstress (I've paid like $7-12 to have pants hemmed, so I hope your friends are properly appreciating your $killz.) Usually I can do a decent hemming job by hand with regular pants, but jeans? I tried once and it looked like a home ec project gone tragically wrong. The seams are just much more visible and the fabric is tougher to work with.

    Again, maybe if I knew how to work a sewing machine... I really should look into basic sewing classes, you're right. All I remember is losing my patience with that damn bobbin. I really do blame that stupid bobbin...
    In a pinch, you can use an upholstery needle to hem jeans; though denim is always a bitch to work with by hand. On top of that,you have to have a commercial grade machine to sew denim, so that makes it a double pai n
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    My mother is a fabulous needlewoman/dressmaker. She can do everything - dressmaking, knitting, embroidery, crochet, millinary, tailoring, etc - learned from her mother. She's taught me the basics but I still can't knit for shit but I plan to learn her quilting/patchwork skills before it's too late because she has a real gift. I will post some pics to give you an idea how good she is and since my sister can't even sew on a button I feel it's my responsibility to carry on the family tradition.
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    Quote Originally Posted by A*O View Post
    My mother is a fabulous needlewoman/dressmaker. She can do everything - dressmaking, knitting, embroidery, crochet, millinary, tailoring, etc - learned from her mother. She's taught me the basics but I still can't knit for shit but I plan to learn her quilting/patchwork skills before it's too late because she has a real gift. I will post some pics to give you an idea how good she is and since my sister can't even sew on a button I feel it's my responsibility to carry on the family tradition.
    I would love to see her work My mother taught me to sew when I was seven and I made my first wearable dress when I was 15 (A bathrobe, some pillows and some tote bags came before it, but nothing I could go out in public WEARING, heh) Can't believe this photo was taken 14 years ago. Time flies.

    I was amazed at how little I actually knew when I took my first costuming course. I had an amazing teacher at University of Houston, and it sounds like your mother is similar to her in talent. Even though I was the most advanced in my class, she found a million things I was doing wrong. All my stitching was too tight, took too long...my tailoring was very sloppy. I didn't iron half the time when I should...ironing is everything. Who knew?

    A true seamstress is amazing. I still feel like kind of a hack. Your mother being so capable and you experiencing that first hand is a gem; it is so rare to see real sewing *talent*. I still cut too many corners I have been spoiled by the theatre...if it looks good from far away, I don't have to worry about it. That led me into some VERY bad habits.
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