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From: Lila Sew Gene
Date: 05-11-2007, 11:36 AM (1 of 10)
Hi all,
Have just joined the group... Being the computer guru that I am, it has taken me a while to figure out even how to post in "Introduce Yourself."
Have been sewing for about 50 years, since I was a teenager-when dinosaurs still roamed the earth - mainly for a hobby and when the children or I needed something special. Now I have grandchildren who are needing something special.
Current project is trying to make pants for myself that fit [I]perfectly! Can fit my now adult children, but not myself so well.
Looking forward to the group.
User: Lila Sew Gene
Member since: 05-10-2007
Total posts: 2
From: plrlegal
Date: 05-11-2007, 01:39 PM (2 of 10)
Welcome Lila Sew Gene. I'm another one that's been around since the dinosaurs roamed the earth. LOL Anyway, it just so happens that there is a great series of lessons by Julie Culshaw on this site that teaches how to fit and sew great fitting pants. It's on the front page on the right hand side front page of this site.

User: plrlegal
Member since: 05-19-2001
Total posts: 318
From: Magot
Date: 05-11-2007, 02:12 PM (3 of 10)
Welcome to the gang Lila. You can see we have a lot of fun on the site.
love and kisses, Jan
Cells a Speciality
DNA to order.
User: Magot
Member since: 12-22-2002
Total posts: 3626
From: temom
Date: 05-11-2007, 03:15 PM (4 of 10)
Hi Lila, and welcome to the group! I am not very proficient with computers, so I understand the accomplishment of first time posting. Pretty soon you will even be posting pictures of your creations!
User: temom
Member since: 01-19-2007
Total posts: 410
From: cshortsew
Date: 05-11-2007, 04:56 PM (5 of 10)
Welcome to the group Lila!
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
From: vickki
Date: 05-11-2007, 07:04 PM (6 of 10)
Welcome Lila,glad you found this site....I'm sure you will help many of us with your knowledge....:Canada:
User: vickki
Member since: 08-21-2005
Total posts: 374
From: PaulineG
Date: 05-11-2007, 07:45 PM (7 of 10)
Hi Lila and welcome. I have fitting issues too but in my case it's just a matter of lots of trying on (inside out) - so I can get lots of fine tuning done.

I'm not sure how much help it'll be for pants but there is a post on duct tape dress forms in General Sewing that might be of interest for other fitting issues.
User: PaulineG
Member since: 09-08-2006
Total posts: 901
From: MartySews2
Date: 05-14-2007, 10:16 AM (8 of 10)
Hi Lila,
Welcome to the group. Do you have any fitting books that might help you resolve the issues? I'm a sewing book addict and can recommend "Pants for Real People" as a good resource. You should be able to find it in your local library. Hope this helps.
User: MartySews2
Member since: 05-03-2007
Total posts: 293
From: Lila Sew Gene
Date: 05-14-2007, 09:31 PM (9 of 10)
Thank you, ladies ...for your welcome and helpful suggestions...
User: Lila Sew Gene
Member since: 05-10-2007
Total posts: 2
From: IsabelleB
Date: 05-15-2007, 12:09 PM (10 of 10)
Welcome to the boards, Lila! :bluesmile
Sewing blog: Kitty Couture
User: IsabelleB
Member since: 10-25-2006
Total posts: 265
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