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From: Barbara Span
Date: 08-02-2007, 05:52 PM (1 of 8)
My name is Barbara and I am retired.
I have 2 daughters, 1 son and 3 grandchildren. I also have 2 four-footed kids some people say are cats.
I have not done any serious sewing in 15 years, However, I want to start sewing again for myself . I am disappointed in the selection of RTW in my size. I am 5'1" an thin. Everything in my size seems to be for teenagers.
I have read many of the threads here and it seem like a very informative group

User: Barbara Span
Member since: 07-22-2007
Total posts: 8
From: lendube
Date: 08-02-2007, 06:18 PM (2 of 8)
This is a wonderful group, Barbara. I'm sure you'll love it.

I'd say you're lucky. I think a slender figure is much easier to sew for than a curvy one. Everything probably looks wonderful on you too. (Well, except for the teenybopper styles. :shock: )

Welcome, Lennie
User: lendube
Member since: 08-06-2006
Total posts: 1548
From: vickki
Date: 08-02-2007, 08:51 PM (3 of 8)
Welcome to the group...:Canada:
User: vickki
Member since: 08-21-2005
Total posts: 374
From: Barbara Span
Date: 08-02-2007, 09:01 PM (4 of 8)
Thank you
I think every figure shape has it's disadvantages. I can't wear the lovely long flowing jackets because they make me look even shorter.
User: Barbara Span
Member since: 07-22-2007
Total posts: 8
From: esrun3
Date: 08-02-2007, 10:00 PM (5 of 8)
Hi Barbara and welcome to the group! You'll find lots of wonderful friends here
User: esrun3
Member since: 12-02-2004
Total posts: 2345
From: MartySews2
Date: 08-03-2007, 09:23 AM (6 of 8)
Hi Barbara, welcome to the group. Sewing for petite slim sizes is a challenge. One of the nice aspects of it is being able to use vintage patterns with great details. To get back into sewing for yourself, start with a simple top or skirt. With fall not far away, even a nice little fleece jacket will jump-start you. Please join in on the conversations and post photos of your projects.
User: MartySews2
Member since: 05-03-2007
Total posts: 293
From: cshortsew
Date: 08-03-2007, 12:28 PM (7 of 8)
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
From: oNo
Date: 08-04-2007, 04:47 AM (8 of 8)
Hi barbara new as well but Welcome to the group ;)...

User: oNo
Member since: 07-31-2007
Total posts: 7
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