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If I had an entire day of uninterrupted time to sew I would make ____________________ and why?

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    Jun 10, 2011, 01.46 PMby sew4my3

    Okay let’s hear it!

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    Jun 10, 2011, 02.05 PMby mlakin

    ..the peplum jacket pattern I’m saving “until I get better at sewing”…

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      Jun 11, 2011, 02.17 AMby sew4my3

      Sounds like a great plan. Where are you on sewing skills at the moment?

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      Jun 14, 2011, 04.04 PMby mlakin

      I guess I’m an improver, getting better (or less bad) all the time. Perhaps it’s time to bite the bullet and try the jacket

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    Jun 10, 2011, 03.19 PMby nialew

    mccall 6283 (pinched dress)

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      Jun 11, 2011, 02.18 AMby sew4my3

      oooo…. very pretty. Where will you wear it when you finish it?

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    Jun 14, 2011, 12.49 PMby katexxxxxx

    I DO THIS ALL THE TIME! THE JOY OF RUNNING MY OWN SEWING-FOR-OTHERS BUSINESS…

    BUT! THE NEXT FAMILY ORIENTED PROJect (Sorry, my keyboard stuck on caps!) will be a couple of baby dresses and a quilt for a great niece expected in August.

    And I hope to have a day soon when I teach a bunch of 16YO BOYS to sew fleece Jerseys and jackets for climbing Kilimanjaro!

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      Jun 14, 2011, 01.47 PMby sew4my3

      Love it! My 17 year old son loves to sew when he has the time. I look forward to hearing about your fleece sewing boys!

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    Jun 14, 2011, 08.05 PMby harrietbazley

    I would try to finish off my much-delayed 1940s skirt pattern, Simplicity 2624:

    Just doing the hem alone would probably take the whole day, though, and I’ve yet to reach the waistband….

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      Jun 15, 2011, 03.00 AMby sew4my3

      What a awesome vintage pattern! Please oh please let me know when you post your finished project.

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      Jun 19, 2011, 08.44 PMby harrietbazley

      Had a full day today and thought I’d make a real push on this – but alas and alack, when the waistband was gathered in the hips didn’t fit! It was fine before the waist went on, but I was obviously wearing it too high…

      I thought a ten-inch waist-hip difference was standard, but clearly not in those days; I’m going to have to let out a quarter-inch on the seams all round.

      Unpicking hand-sewn backstitch is so much harder than ripping a machined seam sigh

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    Jun 15, 2011, 12.14 PMby takenotice

    Well I had a rare full day last weekend and was hoping to finish a retro dress made from silk found in the op shop. We had a cold, very cold and windy day so I made some door draft stoppers. That took me the entire day. felt good to finally do this but a few blogs that I used for reference said it would only take 15 mins.I live at Culburra Beach which is aboriginal for place of many winds. One day I will refashion my size 22 embossed chiffon 80’s stye dress and change to a 50’s style. Haven’t found a pattern yet as it needs to be a dropped waist and boned.

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      Jun 15, 2011, 10.45 PMby sew4my3

      Don’t you just love it when patterns say they only take a few minutes or one hour and it takes three times as long? LOL

      Sounds like you need those draft stoppers since you live in the place of many winds. I bet those are handy!

      When you find the searched for pattern and finish your idea, please post a photo. I always love seeing retro designs.

      Happy sewing!

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    Jun 17, 2011, 06.39 AMby bohemiannow

    I would try to make that dress pattern fit, cause it’s too much work and I really want it!

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    Jun 23, 2011, 12.56 PMby katexxxxxx

    Sewing partner and me have just spend a day and a half bejeweling a pair of prom frocks!

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      Jun 29, 2011, 09.52 PMby sew4my3

      Really? Wow, bejeweling!

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      Jun 30, 2011, 12.22 AMby katexxxxxx

      Hotfix crystals and stars! Loadsa fun! :D

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    Jun 26, 2011, 10.30 PMby mojo elgin

    I would make my huge pile of mending and quick projects be finally finished. Seriously, I have a winter coat that needs a new zipper. Daughter #3 grew out of the coat at least five years ago. But I can’t donate it with a broken zipper. If I could work my way through my pile, I’m sure I’d find my grandma’s rocker under there…

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      Jun 29, 2011, 09.54 PMby sew4my3

      Oh dear! I can definitely relate to the little jobs that are taking up space in my sewing room. Hopefully you will find your rocker soon! Happy sewing!

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      Jun 30, 2011, 01.56 AMby mojo elgin

      After i finish… This time it’s the bridesmaid and flower girl dresses I just got today for alterations…:)

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    Jun 29, 2011, 09.31 PMby momsgotanewhobby

    If I had an entire day of uninterrupted time to sew I would make: clothes for myself. I am always sewing for my kids and have recently lost a good amount of weight. Need some new things without breaking the bank. I would crank up the iPod with all of my favorite tunes and put it on shuffle, make myself a huge mug of coffee and sew like there was no tomorrow…

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      Jun 29, 2011, 09.58 PMby sew4my3

      Congratulation on your weight loss! What a wonderful reason to take a day to sew for yourself. I know, I know that mom almost always is last on the list but there really is nothing more satisfying than something special for you. The kids are usually thrilled when mom models “take care of herself” behavior. Good luck and Happy sewing!

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      Jun 30, 2011, 02.00 AMby mojo elgin

      Wouldn’t that be great? For years I was always sewing things for the kids, repairs for the hubby, then moved on to repairs and alterations for others. I’m just starting to get back to sewing for myself. And occasionally for the kids (prom dresses, pillows, bags, and quilts, mainly).

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    Aug 29, 2011, 01.47 AMby harrietbazley

    Well, it took a lot more than one blank day, but that 1940s Simplicity 2624 skirt is finally finished and posted. It even looks quite like the pattern picture… from certain angles….

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