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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: fabric_addict
Date: 06-01-2007, 03:53 PM (1 of 4)
I'm new here. I ran across this board somehow, but its great. All kinds of new tips.

I've been sewing for less than a year since I picked up an all-metal (heavy) Kenmore sewing machine at a garage sale. I'd seen a dress on the internet that I thought was absolutely gorgeous but was unwilling to pay 2000 dollars for it. I decided to learn to sew and make it myself by combining some various patterns. (I was told by a decent seamstress that the dress I liked is challenging, but I didn't listen) I'm learning and it is exciting. Now I scavange garage sales looking for fabric and have run out of places to put it!

My dream dress is actually sold as a wedding dress, but instead I'll make it into a ballgown with a green brocade (that is unless I find a fiancee :wink: ). Maybe I'll be asking for some help on my little project. There are so many talented people here.

Nice to meet you all.
User: fabric_addict
Member since: 05-04-2007
Total posts: 12
From: MartySews2
Date: 06-01-2007, 06:58 PM (2 of 4)
Hi Fabric Addict, welcome to the group. Check in often and let us hear about your sewing adventures.
Happy Stitching!
User: MartySews2
Member since: 05-03-2007
Total posts: 293
From: esrun3
Date: 06-02-2007, 01:12 AM (3 of 4)
Welcome to the group Fabric Addict. Ask away-you'll find lots of folks with great answers for you here. Would love to see the dress when you finish it-it sounds beautiful.
User: esrun3
Member since: 12-02-2004
Total posts: 2345
From: cshortsew
Date: 06-02-2007, 07:43 AM (4 of 4)
Welcome to the group Fabric Addict.
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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