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04-05-2014, 11:55 AM
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Only time I wear trousers is to walk the dogs, I don't make them I buy from ebay jogging bottoms 5er a time can't source material for that price. Dresses and skirts and tops I like them long and floaty no one makes them long enough or floaty enough for me so making them makes sense.
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04-05-2014, 12:49 PM
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I used make my own clothes when I was a teenager, loved it, made my bridesmaid dresses as well.
I've had to make my own curtains when first married as the windows were so big and long, you couldn't get ready made.
knitted stuff for my Son when he was young.
I don't now though. but I still knit stuff for my charity.
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04-05-2014, 07:09 PM
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Boy, lots of talent here!

I wanted to make some tops when I was younger but just got so lazy about it
Then I found buying the pattern, material, notions, etc ended up costing more than buying a clearance top at WalMart.

I don't wear dresses either. I can hem jeans but I have a second hand pair I bought in 2012 still waiting to be hemmed!

I'm a lost cause.
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04-05-2014, 07:54 PM
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The boss (Dianne) used to make her own clothes. She made her own wedding dress in white velvet with a hood trimmed with swan's down and bridesmaids dresses in electric blue. Now she buys most things in Germany.

Years ago, I worked with a man who made clothes for all his family. He made his own suits for work and his daughter's wedding dress.
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04-05-2014, 07:58 PM
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I have to admit some of the best knitted garments we have produced were knitted by my husband and he makes rugs too ! So a man sewing seems quite usual to me.
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04-05-2014, 08:21 PM
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SHAZAM! Nice to hear about the men!
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22-11-2014, 05:57 AM
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Yes, I used to when I had more time. Of course they were simple things like elastic waist pants, jumpers, and tunic tops. Tailoring and alterations are will beyond my scope, though.
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22-11-2014, 10:35 AM
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I have a sewing machine but making your own clothes? Why would you?

There are plenty of skilled Chinese and Indians workers who can make complete garments for less than the materials cost me. I'll leave it to them.

I did once cut the legs off some old jeans once to make shorts, does that count?
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22-11-2014, 10:56 AM
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It would be great to make me own clothes, that way you can have 'exactly' what you want ........
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22-11-2014, 10:58 PM
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I've often wondered if I dare shorten T shirts, which I find too long and have to be tucked into my skirt, when I would prefer to wear them outside.
Asked a local lady who does alterations and she quote me 6 a shirt, most of them cost less than that to begin with!!
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