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From: Gouesnoux
Date: 07-26-2007, 12:40 PM (1 of 8)
I am 48, have 2 sons (14 and almost 12), working full time, studying part-time in Fine Arts at University and desperately trying to find more time to sew....

When I find time, I principally create medieval costumes for my teens who are addicted to Dungeons and Dragons game (full scale!).

I sew with an old kenmore machine (more than 30 years old) and a Janome serger.

My first language is french so I sometimes have problems to understand long technical explanations in english (but I have a big french-english dictionary to help!). Also have sometimes problem to write in english (rules are not the same! specially for capital letters!)

I will need your help soon to enhance my technical skill with serger!

Thanks to all of you who will have to be patient and re-explain what I won't catch on first time!


User: Gouesnoux
Member since: 07-25-2007
Total posts: 4
From: lendube
Date: 07-26-2007, 01:23 PM (2 of 8)
Bonjour et bienvenue, Lise,

Welcome to our wonderful board. Believe me, we have lots and lots of patience for anyone who wants to learn.

My husband and I were in Quebec a year and a half ago. What an incredibly beautiful city. We didn't make it to Montreal but imagine it's just as nice.

Bon chance finding time to sew and hope to see you often.

A bientot, Lennie
User: lendube
Member since: 08-06-2006
Total posts: 1548
From: Magot
Date: 07-26-2007, 02:28 PM (3 of 8)
Salut Lise!

My Sister in law sews a lot of medieval costumes for role playing as well. What fun! Both my daughter and son in law have full sized swords they use for re-enacting in battles. Sometimes I wonder if they will return with all their arms and legs.
love and kisses, Jan
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DNA to order.
User: Magot
Member since: 12-22-2002
Total posts: 3626
From: MartySews2
Date: 07-26-2007, 07:20 PM (4 of 8)
Hi Lise, welcome to the group. We hope that you will check back with us often and post photos of your projects. Happy Stitching!
Marty:smile: :smile:
User: MartySews2
Member since: 05-03-2007
Total posts: 293
From: vickki
Date: 07-26-2007, 08:30 PM (5 of 8)
Hi Lise and welcome to the group....:Canada:
User: vickki
Member since: 08-21-2005
Total posts: 374
From: yoyomom
Date: 07-26-2007, 08:59 PM (6 of 8)
Welcome, I would like to recommend Hamilton books to you, I have bought some wonderful books on serging here. It is a discount mail order book seller and the books are really cheap! Leslie
User: yoyomom
Member since: 07-08-2007
Total posts: 11
From: esrun3
Date: 07-27-2007, 11:22 PM (7 of 8)
Hi Lise and welcome! I'd love to see some of the costumes you've created. I hope you'll share with us!
User: esrun3
Member since: 12-02-2004
Total posts: 2345
From: Gouesnoux
Date: 07-29-2007, 02:45 PM (8 of 8)
to Lendube: I am originaly from Quebec city. I moved to Mtl 25 years ago. Montreal is quite bigger than Quebec but also have charm.

to Magot: my sons use full sized swords....but faked one...done with a kind of foam...quite less dangerous!

to all of you: I will try to post photos soon of all costume projects I least 2 Halloween costumes (when it was not 4 or 6) per year for the last 12 years.

User: Gouesnoux
Member since: 07-25-2007
Total posts: 4
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