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This archived content is from Mary Wilkins’ sewing and quilting message board “Sew What’s New,” which was retired in August 2007. It is being provided by “Sew What’s Up,” which serves as the new home for many members of “Sew What’s New.”
From: SewCal
Date: 03-19-2007, 11:18 PM (1 of 6)
I live in southern california and have been sewing for almost a year. I have made pillow cases, bags, and a bathrobe and am finally working on my first skirt: it is a simple orange cotton calf-length skirt that is going to have a drawstring waist. it is taking me so long because i've only had time to work on it a little each night. i love to read vintage sewing books as well as the latest issues of sew news and threads. my favorite book is "sew what! skirts: 16 simple styles you can make with fabulous fabrics". it teaches you how to make a skirt that is customized to your body without patterns. i definitely recommend it for beginners like myself.
thank you to everyone who posts tips and advice. this website is such a wonderful tool for sewing enthusiasts of all levels!:bluesmile
User: SewCal
Member since: 03-19-2007
Total posts: 5
From: MotherInLaw
Date: 03-19-2007, 11:22 PM (2 of 6)
Hi Sewcal glad you joined us. This site is the best. It's like one big wealth of information on everything from sewing to life in general. And a lot of caring people.
I'm regressing back into my youth, I just have to figure out how I'm going to convience my body to come along with me.
User: MotherInLaw
Member since: 06-25-2005
Total posts: 1118
From: pretnichols
Date: 03-20-2007, 08:15 AM (3 of 6)
Welcome to the Club! You will find friendly people and lots of good help and tips. Don't hesitate to ask questions.

So little time, sew much to do...........
User: pretnichols
Member since: 10-16-2005
Total posts: 342
From: lendube
Date: 03-20-2007, 11:12 AM (4 of 6)
Welcome from somewhere probably not too far from you.

It's a great site. We have lots of fun here.

User: lendube
Member since: 08-06-2006
Total posts: 1548
From: PaulineG
Date: 03-20-2007, 03:50 PM (5 of 6)
Welcome SewCal. Definitely a great bunch here and lots to learn and be inspired by.
User: PaulineG
Member since: 09-08-2006
Total posts: 901
From: cshortsew
Date: 03-20-2007, 04:06 PM (6 of 6)
Welcome to the group!
Projects Completed in 2007:
Sewing: biscuit quilt, 7 baby dress sets, piggy pillow, 7 baby pants, eyeglass holder, purse, 5 baby outfits, toddler dress set
Crocheting: red purse, piggy slippers, sweater shawl, 5 pr. sock trims, 89 squares, baby sweater, 2 afghans, toddler harness, baby poncho, baby dress
Other: 14 Autism pins
Works in progress:
Sewing: toddler overalls & shirt
Crocheting: vertical stripes afghan
User: cshortsew
Member since: 06-28-2006
Total posts: 380
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