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Don't be afraid to wear your sewn creations
I see what train commuters wear
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Date: 8/29/12 3:02 PM

and it is ..



I'm actually fortunate that I have lunch with a group of ladies here at work that are pretty cool. I just started this job three months ago. I've been open about my sewing, just getting a new sewing machine, and making my first dress (View C with length of View A) on it.

Everyone liked it.

Well, at least they were nice enough to act like they liked it. But eh, I don't care. I love the dress and the way it turned out and I was excited to wear it to work today.

That said, this morning I took the train in (sometimes I drive) and I was observing what some people wear. What they PAID at THE STORE and then actually WORE OUT IN PUBLIC.

My dress is clearly higher quality, and sometimes better craftsmanship, than some of what I saw this morning. Oh boy.

So don't be afraid to wear your creations. They may be different or unusual, but I bet you it's way better than what some folks dare to wear ............ in public ............. in front of other people ............ like, outside.............

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Date: 8/29/12 3:09 PM

Ooooh! Write a review! I want to see it!

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Date: 8/29/12 3:10 PM

I will be. When I get home, I'm having the beau take pictures of me (while I still have make up on. LOL ) Then I'll get a review up.

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Date: 8/29/12 3:15 PM

And every time you slip on another garment that you have made, deduct the cost of a well constructed garment (minus materials) from the cost of your new machine. I know you already love your new machine, but this is where it categorizes itself as an investment as opposed to a purchase.

Some might say you lose the advantage in the time invested but you will ultimately find that it takes less time to create a quality garment that you have in mind than it does to shop for a substitute that will not meet your expectations in any way.

I saw the dress on another thread. Very nice and well done. Oh, you too, not just your new machine

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Subject: Dont be afraid to wear your sewn creations Date: 8/30/12 0:22 AM

Jyncir, thank you so much for such a nice post. I agree completely with you, but it was nice to see someone else say what I was thinking.

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Date: 8/30/12 7:43 AM

I would love to see the dress also. It is in my stash. I know what you mean about wanting the photo with makeup. I look pretty awful in my sewing room so hate taking photos at that point.

I have put things I made in the closet because I didn't think it was good enough only to later pull it out thinking 'what a nice -----'

So, yes, wear what you make

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Date: 8/30/12 3:37 PM

KathySews,

I have done a review of the dress here.

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Date: 8/30/12 4:11 PM

VaVaVoom! Bet your beau loves this dress! You look fantastic in it and the colors are so good on you...
-- Edited on 8/30/12 4:12 PM --

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Date: 8/30/12 5:36 PM

Boy do I hear you! I didn't have time to make a dress for a wedding, so I bought RTW and heavily altered it. I was so worried about little tiny fit issues (armhole gapping/lines), and when I got there I realized very quickly that my dress fit better than the bridesmaids' dresses!

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Date: 8/31/12 2:29 PM

Great post. Also, I think attitude has a lot to do with it. Look at the fashion models reeking of attitude. It may take getting used to but try strutting to the water cooler like a star. I try to remind myself: walk slow, head up, shoulders back.

Just like mom tol' me.

j.

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