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Date: 1/20/14 7:06 AM

I found an oop McCall's pattern at the op shop that I wanted to make up. McCall's 3565 Stripe it Rich. Tops, dress and skirt.

I didn't realise at the time it only goes up to medium and I need the large. I just found a totally wonderful set of instructions on the Burda website on sizing a pattern up or down. Problem solved. Going to make a test garment first with basted seams. I have learned the importance of basting of late!

http://www.burdastyle.com/techniques/make-a-pattern-larger-or-smaller
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Date: 1/20/14 7:44 AM

It is definitely Pattern Review and the internet in general that brought me back to garment sewing. I would never have had the courage or the knowledge to hack away at patterns, trace, do flat pattern measuring, sew knits, believe that I could make successful alterations, or even to use a rotary cutter to cut out my garment fabrics (that was a real "duh" moment considering that I've made a fair number of quilts!)

All the things I find out also send me back to the books for more detail sometimes, but in general I love the internet.
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Date: 1/20/14 12:50 PM

Agree wholeheartedly!
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Date: 1/20/14 2:44 PM

Didn't have the luxury of blogs and forums during my early years.......oh, wait a minute.....there wasn't any Internet.

Sewing shows on TV did help. One of my favorite memories was a very young Kenneth D. King demo sewing on a Singer while a Mrs. "Beauty Queen Thing" did all the talking. Guess who is remembered and who is not! Love guys who sew!


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Date: 1/20/14 3:04 PM

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Didn't have the luxury of blogs and forums during my early years.......oh, wait a minute.....there wasn't any Internet.

When I started sewing Youtube and blogging were in their infancy. I was just telling a new sewing friend with whom I've been sharing tips and tricks that I feel like newbie sewers these days are getting the longer end of the stick because there's so much more information/resources online now. It took me about 5 years of off and on searching on the web, in books, etc., for better techniques on how to turn a very crisp collar point.

It's great to pool together knowledge and experience and share them!

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Date: 1/20/14 4:02 PM

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It is definitely Pattern Review and the internet in general that brought me back to garment sewing. I would never have had the courage or the knowledge to hack away at patterns, trace, do flat pattern measuring, sew knits, believe that I could make successful alterations, or even to use a rotary cutter to cut out my garment fabrics (that was a real "duh" moment considering that I've made a fair number of quilts!)



All the things I find out also send me back to the books for more detail sometimes, but in general I love the internet.

Oh yes, this site has been helping me along no end. I so appreciate everyone's willingness to share their amazing knowledge.
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Date: 1/20/14 7:37 PM

Would you be talking about Nancy Anne Fleming, Miss America, 1961? I talked with her not long after she was crowned---yes, I was young---and had some workshops with her years later at sewing shows. She's a very nice lady.

For her talent competition in the Miss America contest she did a reverse strip, wearing clothes she had sewn. She said that since she didn't have any real talents, she would try that. It worked!

Adding: she had her own TV show for awhile
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Date: 1/21/14 9:35 PM

I also appreciate the wealth of resources available on the internet, but especially here. There are experts here that have answers for everything!

(GIbutterfly, I can totally relate to your sig line)
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Date: 1/21/14 11:46 PM

I definitely would not have made as much progress as I did if it weren't for the internet. I am so happy for the knowledge available online.

I graduated with a bachelor's degree in biology, and so far I haven't been able to find a job. However, I started sewing a few months before I graduated. What was really fulfilling was that I was able to show something (garments, accessories) for the research I did in sewing, versus a piece of paper for college.

I've been told I should consider becoming a sew-at-home seamstress. I want to be able to sew for a living, but I have no idea how to start. I don't really do alterations; I just make clothing from patterns.

I'm sorry, I went off topic. Overall, I'm glad I learned so much about sewing through the internet. I hope to make all my clothing this year, as well as learn more tips and tricks!

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Date: 1/23/14 3:41 PM

I don't think my sewing skills (or my sewing obsession) would have grown as quickly as they did without the internet. There are a lot of good books out there, and sewing classes (if you can fit one into your schedule), but I don't know how many times I've read instructions and been clueless about why it wasn't working right, and gone to youtube or a blog tutorial or this site to finally figure it out.

It's an amazing time we live in, for sure!

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