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From: snapdragonfly
Date: 12-04-2006, 11:45 AM (1 of 5)
hiya -i'm sewing in Britains fourth largest city, it rains alot here so what better than cosying up to my machines. I'm in my forties and have a 14yo boy, and a yummy fiance. We're getting married in 2008 and I am still deciding whether to make my own dress! I found lots of superstitions not to make it myself and none to support making it myself. so let me know what you think...
i love visiting sew whats new and feel at home here with everyone and i am looking forward to making new friends...I have been lurking here for two years so I know you all will be kind yet honest.
my biggest fault is disorganisation, my weakness is fabric. my strength is perserverance. i have finally come out to the forums because i want to get on top of my stash.
here are photos of the problem!
stash challenge 2006/7

since i joined the stash challenge last week i have been beavering away and will report 14 yards to crack my goose egg!
ttfn suzusul.
User: snapdragonfly
Member since: 11-20-2006
Total posts: 7
From: Magot
Date: 12-04-2006, 12:59 PM (2 of 5)
Welcome to the gang we like lurkers to come out of the closet only in your case you'd be lucky to get in! - I see the extent of your stash problem - good job we are not prone to earthquakes - you might disappear under an avalanch. Enjoy the stash challenge - it is a real motivator.

I made my own wedding dress being blissfuly unaware of any traditions for or against...been married 27 tears now so somethings working well. Looking at your pictures of Gemmas dress I would say you certainly have the skills so why not? You will probably need a friend to help withthe fittings though.

My brother went to Uni in Sheffield (is that where you are?)
love and kisses, Jan
Cells a Speciality
DNA to order.
User: Magot
Member since: 12-22-2002
Total posts: 3626
From: lendube
Date: 12-04-2006, 06:41 PM (3 of 5)
Hi and welcome!

Certainly happy to see you here. What a challenge you have just dealing with your stash! The dress in the pictures is gorgeous.

Can't say I've ever heard of superstitions associated with making your own wedding dress. I think it would mean all the more if you did.

My mother made my first wedding's dress and that marriage was a looooooooong awful joke but hey! I don't think it had anything to do with the dress! It was beautiful and the bride's maids dresses were also made by mom and beautiful.

(Jan, was that a Freudian slip? Married for 27 Tears???? Just kidding! I know you are a happily married lady.)

Take care and hope to see you around often.

User: lendube
Member since: 08-06-2006
Total posts: 1548
From: snapdragonfly
Date: 12-04-2006, 07:41 PM (4 of 5)
thanks for the welcome dear members, i know i've done the right thing now! i hope i will get to share more pix and get on top of my mountainous stash. my biggest problem is cutting the fabric,too scared of spoiling or wasting my treasures!
User: snapdragonfly
Member since: 11-20-2006
Total posts: 7
From: esrun3
Date: 12-04-2006, 08:54 PM (5 of 5)
Welcome to the group! Your stash is overwhelming! Congrats on working your way through it.

I love Gemma's dress-it is beautiful!

Glad to have you with us.
User: esrun3
Member since: 12-02-2004
Total posts: 2345
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