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Anyone here make their own clothes?<br><br><br><br>
I'm thinking of starting by making my own yoga pants, tank tops, and wrap dresses to have a salwar (traditional indian dress) look. the wrap dress can be removed during yoga classes, then put back on after class so i don't look sporty all the time.<br><br><br><br>
i found a pair of pants that i think will look nice--simple, hip level, drawstring pants. i'm going to try my hand at making them. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"> if i succeed at that, i'll move on to trying the next garment!<br><br><br><br>
but, difference is that i'll be sewing by hand rather than by machine. i don't have a machine and when i had access to one, i greatly disliked using it. so, i'm giong to try it out by hand. might take a while--but i hope to have something that works well.<br><br><br><br>
anyone else make their own clothes?
 

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You'll find a lot of people at Craftster that make their own clothes. <a href="http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php#5" target="_blank">http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php#5</a><br><br><br><br>
(Not that I'm trying to push you away from VB <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/tongue3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":p"> I only suggested it, because I thought you might find a lot of help/tips/advice there!)
 

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Hi Zoebird! i recognise you from the wise woman forum! As I said on the WW Forum I am in the process of making a new wardrobe. Good luck with your projects! (and your hand sewing)
 

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My wife made us clothing for Burning Man this year. I have a somewhat ambitious idea for one of my Burning Man costumes next year and my wife has already let me know I'll have to do it myself if I want to have it. So I'll be doing my first attempt at making myself a coat this year. If that goes well I might make matching pants and a shirt or vest depending on how ambitious I am.<br><br><br><br>
My idea involves putting together things to make my "fabric" so I'll be doing a lot of hand sewing.
 

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I am now addicted to that craftster forum. What amazing ideas! Thanks for the link!
 

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I've made my own clothes but not by hand. I'm lousy at hand sewing.<br><br><br><br>
The drawstring pants should be insanely easy though. Definitely a good first project.<br><br><br><br>
If you decide to look at sewing machines, kenmore sewing machines (from Sears) are awesome.
 

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You're welcome! I love that forum. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smitten.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":smitten:"> There are so many talented people that post there!
 

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Hey, I missed this one somehow. I sew my own clothes. I definately like my sewing machine more than hand sewing. I am abnorally shaped and have always been. I started sewing in Jr high and never stopped for long. I sew more in the winter because it's cooler and I can buy short sleaved shirts and tank tops. I can't buy long sleeved shirts or pants that are long enough for my arms and legs. Sewing my own clothes helps me wear clothes that fit so I am not waiting for a flood.
 

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I'd like to start making some more clothes. I have a pair of elastic-waisted flannel pants that I made about a year and a half ago. First thing I ever really sewed....eh, but with lots of help from my mom. Good luck!
 

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I dyed some t-shirts and painted something on - I like doing it,because you can get what you want on it,You dont have to depend on buying ones with ready motives.
 
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