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shonastitches
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Date: 2/17/13 5:57 PM

I'm trying to get a group started for garment sewers in Florida. I live in Gainesville, but I'm not sure how many people here sew clothing. Right now I'm just putting the word out there to see how many people would be interested in connecting with others who share their passion. I hoping that eventually we can meet up in one of the bigger cities and chat, swap patterns/fabric, go fabric shopping, etc. I blog at Shona Stitches.

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Date: 2/18/13 6:17 AM

I sew garments and I live on the Treasure Coast of FL, although I am well over 50 years of age. I think garment sewers are rare due to the fact that Home Ec. is no longer offered in schools. That is where I learned to sew among other issues. Also, clothing is cheaper to buy anymore and the styles change so quickly. Learning how to sew a garment correctly, fitting it properly, using a classic design that will last takes time. In this society of instantaneous gratification, it seems the younger generation does not care to invest the time to learn to sew garments. It just be my "old stick-in-the-mud mindset, but I am just saying:). I wish you luck in finding a group of young sewers in FL.

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Date: 2/18/13 7:16 AM

Hi Shona,
I am a fashion sewist and live in Gainesville, but I am not under 50, am 55. I agree, there doesn't seem to be many of us in this area. There seem to be greater numbers in other areas of Florida. Good luck in your search!

Patty

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Date: 2/18/13 9:00 AM

I'm here in Florida too. Presently in the panhandle but will be moving back to So. Florida sometime soon. (Boca)

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Date: 2/18/13 9:21 AM

I'm on the north coast of Atlantic above Jacksonville but belong to Jax ASG. We have a handful of garment sewers here.... Your idea sounds nice.

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Date: 2/18/13 8:43 PM

I am on the Sarasota Gulf Coast. We have an ASG Chapter full of talented garment makers.

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Date: 8/1/13 1:02 PM

I am in Gainesville, Florida too and I sew primarily garments. I get really frustrated at the lack of decent fabric shopping in this area. I mean, Walmart and Joann's only go so far! :D

I'm wondering if there are any fabric stores within a reasonable vicinity (St. Augustine, Jacksonville, Ocala, etc.), that carry nice fabric for apparel. Not that I'm opposed to using a quilting cotton for clothes; I do it all the time! But it would be really nice to have some other options.

I hate ordering fabric online... I just prefer to see/feel/touch and know the drape and weight before I buy.

If any North Central Floridians have fabric store recommendations, I'd be grateful!

Thanks!
Denise

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Date: 8/1/13 8:09 PM

I'm in Jacksonville, and a true newbie. Would love to meet others in the area...and find out where the hidden fabric shops are!!

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Date: 8/1/13 8:56 PM

I live in Goose Creek SC. Sometimes I feel like moving to Florida just to connect with some sewers! Lol!! :

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Date: 8/1/13 9:41 PM

Road trip! Sewing Studio, Maitland (suburb north of Orlando/Winter Park)

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