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Hello from Bidford on Avon

Flobear

Re: Hello from Bidford on Avon
« Reply #15 on: June 29, 2020, 12:21:03 PM »
A welcome from me too, @EdTheMaker . Excellent progress indeed.
Beware of temptations that abound here - the acquiring of sewing machines and stashes of fabric are just two. I only came here for a bit of help with my overlocker and have now succumbed to the Dark Side. - though I think chaps may well be more able to resist
Dogs are such a help when dressmaking!

hernibs

Re: Hello from Bidford on Avon
« Reply #16 on: June 29, 2020, 12:36:33 PM »
A hundred thousand welcomes to the forum.  Best wishes on all your future endeavours.

Nevis5

Re: Hello from Bidford on Avon
« Reply #17 on: June 29, 2020, 12:52:58 PM »
A huge welcome from me, too, @EdTheMaker  !  :toast:  Enjoy your new hobby x

maliw

Re: Hello from Bidford on Avon
« Reply #18 on: June 29, 2020, 14:03:36 PM »
Hello from me too, you certainly have got off to a great start, just reading your list of 'makes'. Once you have mastered a shirt well the skys the limit but be warned they may be quite a bit of "can you just do this?"
At leisure on the leisure penninsula

Surest1tch

Re: Hello from Bidford on Avon
« Reply #19 on: June 29, 2020, 19:06:34 PM »
Welcome @EdTheMaker from me too 🙂

EdTheMaker

Re: Hello from Bidford on Avon
« Reply #20 on: June 30, 2020, 23:39:38 PM »
Wow, thanks for the warm welcome everyone! Today was a bit of a mile stone as I finished the short sleeve tester shirt I mentioned made from an old duvet cover. Quite a buzz as it is the first item of clothing I have made. One thing I have noticed about garment sewing is it seems to be about 80% about the pressing not the actual sewing. I may need to buy a small iron so I don't annoy my wife too much..

Ploshkin

Re: Hello from Bidford on Avon
« Reply #21 on: July 01, 2020, 07:52:49 AM »
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One thing I have noticed about garment sewing is it seems to be about 80% about the pressing not the actual sewing.
You've got it in one 
Well done, it looks as if youve made an excellent job of that.  Now you have an excuse to go fabric shopping.  :)
Life's too short for ironing.

Greybird

Re: Hello from Bidford on Avon
« Reply #22 on: July 01, 2020, 09:00:47 AM »
I have always thought of it as three equal parts - cutting, sewing and pressing. None of them more important than the others.

Acorn

Re: Hello from Bidford on Avon
« Reply #23 on: July 01, 2020, 09:02:15 AM »
Lovely job!   0_0
I might look as though I'm talking to you, but inside my head I'm sewing.

Iminei

Re: Hello from Bidford on Avon
« Reply #24 on: July 01, 2020, 09:02:39 AM »
You'll be able to start your own diary in the wardrobe now ...
The Imperfect Perfectionist sews again

BrendaP

Re: Hello from Bidford on Avon
« Reply #25 on: July 01, 2020, 09:06:06 AM »
Wow!  That's pretty impressive for a first garment
Brenda.  My machines are: Caroline a Singer 201K-3 born 1940, Thirza a Featherweight 221K born 1949, Azilia a Singer 201K born 1957 and Vera, a Husqvarna 350 SewEasy about 20 years old. Also Bernina 1150 overlocker and Elna 444 Coverstitcher.
http://paternoster.orpheusweb.co.uk/

Greybird

Re: Hello from Bidford on Avon
« Reply #26 on: July 01, 2020, 09:08:02 AM »
That is one great shirt. I think any of us would be proud to have produced that! Well done.

Celia

Re: Hello from Bidford on Avon
« Reply #27 on: July 01, 2020, 09:20:38 AM »
Welcome and well done

Ellabella

Re: Hello from Bidford on Avon
« Reply #28 on: July 01, 2020, 09:29:35 AM »
Lovely collar, very impressed.

hernibs

Re: Hello from Bidford on Avon
« Reply #29 on: July 01, 2020, 09:48:28 AM »
Looks wonderful...well done.