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Comment to Win: What inspires you to sew?

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    Dec 5, 2010, 07.09 AMby psychorat

    2 years ago I have been to a medieval market and tried all those beautyful dresses on, but nothing fit. 2 days later I had my first sewing maschine, andd I love it!

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    Dec 5, 2010, 07.04 AMby Shira B

    What inspires me to sew? well… every time I see something that I love very much it gives me ideas and makes me want to do it too! :D And also, the beautiful photos and the styling people do here really inspire me and makes me look differently on details :)

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    Dec 5, 2010, 06.46 AMby tklexi

    It’s a way of expressing those things I can’t express with words.

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    Dec 5, 2010, 06.46 AMby louana

    my children, I love to make clothes for them to wear

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    Dec 5, 2010, 06.38 AMby stefanlil

    I am inspired by texture and color, and being able to customize anything I make.

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    Dec 5, 2010, 06.22 AMby watatoe

    What inspires me to sew? Usually it is a piece of fabric that as soon as I see it, I know just what it is crying out to be turned into. Sometimes it may be a picture in a book, or something I saw someone wearing while walking down the street.

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    Dec 5, 2010, 06.14 AMby 5294sandras

    It is a good feeling of satisfaction to finish a project that started out as a vision and a hope or dream to complete it and it fits.

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    Dec 5, 2010, 06.12 AMby Julie Fisher

    What inspires me is the opportunity to create a garment that fits my body and not someone else’s concept of what a woman’s body should be shaped like.

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    Dec 5, 2010, 05.58 AMby Shalyn McFaul

    Window shopping, I suppose, thought that isn’t limited to clothes. I walk around with a sketch book in my purse to jot down a drawing of something I loved the look of. Sometimes the drawings in there don’t seem to have anything to do with clothing design, but it all inspires me and helps me form my aesthetic.

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    Dec 5, 2010, 05.55 AMby jennymachete

    I would love to win the subscription!

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    Dec 5, 2010, 05.46 AMby courtneym

    I am most often inspired by beautiful dresses that I see on the street, in magazines, on tv, or the web. I know that I can create something just as gorgeous, but that fits and flatters my shape!

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    Dec 5, 2010, 05.43 AMby milnay3

    Usually other peoples work. I love taking an idea and building on it. I use this in my sewing, writing & other creative arts!

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    Dec 5, 2010, 05.35 AMby strawberryfreckles

    I just love the feeling of accomplishment after finishing something. Sewing also calms me down.

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    Dec 5, 2010, 05.32 AMby kitsuko2

    I am inspired to sew whenever I see an adorable design or a neat idea that I simply must try!

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    Dec 5, 2010, 05.30 AMby africancotton

    For me it is the joy of wearing something unique in a beautiful fabric, that fits my body as it should.To say ’I made it myself ’ is just glorious…..

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    Dec 5, 2010, 05.19 AMby hayleyroper

    a gorgeous piece of fabric or a fashion spread in a magazine

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    Dec 5, 2010, 05.17 AMby marenkearns

    Vintage styles definitely inspire me. I love being able to take what has been done before and mingle it with a new concept.

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    Dec 5, 2010, 05.14 AMby mo-mo-sew-sew

    i’m inspired by how BROKE I AM!! seriously, i don’t know if i truly save any money by sewing my own garments considering the time it takes me, but there’s nothing more satisfying than to create something with a custom fit and unique style all my own!!

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    Dec 5, 2010, 05.07 AMby darlene antonio

    silhouette that would work well to my body, fabrics, and the sewing techniques that are involve – - or simply being just creative

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    Dec 5, 2010, 04.59 AMby sarsaparilla

    I’m mainly inspired when I don’t have anything decent to wear :) Of course it always helps when I see something that I become envious of!

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    Dec 5, 2010, 04.54 AMby Lindsay Foucht

    Looking at other people’s creations and things I see in stores — seeing something unique or beautiful challenges me to create something for myself.

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    Dec 5, 2010, 04.53 AMby takenotice

    Sorry bout my previous entry and it’s spelling mistakes, I was in a hurry and my mind was on other things, Now after a quick fix on the machine of life( the sewing machine), I am sooo relaxed again, My confession has made me feel so good, I feel that I have finally come out of the closet, The linen closet that is,

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    Dec 5, 2010, 04.39 AMby happybox

    The ideas that suddenly pop up in my head which are not for myself but for others. I then just have to try them out!

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    Dec 5, 2010, 04.36 AMby extra

    Awesome! Can’t wait!

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    Dec 5, 2010, 04.31 AMby mandymcg

    i feel most confidence in clothes that i make and i am inspired by art works

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    Dec 5, 2010, 04.29 AMby leslie

    To make beauty (even tho’ I don’t always do a great job!) especially how I see it for my own body and my own preferences (which include natural fibers!)

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    Dec 5, 2010, 04.06 AMby Olivia Anne

    the self-fulfillment that comes when knowing that you created everything you’re wearing (especially when someone asks where you got something ;)

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    Dec 5, 2010, 04.06 AMby takenotice

    I wish I didn’t sew, It’s an illness without a cure, I caught I from my mom and i’m scared I may pass it on to my children. You see I have an addiction. No one knows to how bad I feel, The addiction extends to fabric and hoarding bits and peaces, I MUST have that piece of fabric even if I don.t know what I.m going to do with it, I may not even have money left to buy the bread or milk, Even worse is if I do know whatI.m needing that fabric for. cause dinner won.t even get started- I just can.t help myself, No room im my home for storage, Every square inch is filled with fabric, No room in my linen cupboard for sheets, Does not matter cause the sheets get cut up for the muslin, and pillowcases make cute aprons, The Duvet covers are the right size for backing quilts, I can’t through out clothes that are too small , They are in the garage for when I can spare some time to refashion, No I can;t fit the car in there, My mind works overtime and I can’t sit still, Please help me, My doctor think it’s funny, My friends think I’m mad and my kids tell me to clean up the mess I make,

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    Dec 5, 2010, 04.01 AMby jeager

    Other artisans, sewers and designers inspire me – people who are passionate about their art and craft.

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    Dec 5, 2010, 03.59 AMby prettysweet

    I want to make beautiful clothes that actually fit me. I hate ready to wear.

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