Well , I must confess.. I am totally addicted sew weekly.. From the very beginning of finding Mena's sew weekly.I was totally hooked.
I have sewed for 25-30 yrs..mostly for my daughter and now my 4 grandaughters. I found Mena's sight at the end of last year..She had made a dress a week for 52 wks..I was so impressed. They were so cute, and she was so cute modeling them.And then she wrote on her sight ,that she wanted to encourage other women to sew for themselves. I must say ,I have sewed more for "me" in this past 2-3 months, than I have in all those sewing years.. I have had so much fun. I love the challenges. Can't wait for the next week...to see what the new challenge will be?
I also, have dieted and lost 17 pounds up todate.YEA.YEA.YEA ,. I really needed to do this due to some health problems.. but after being forced to take pictures for sew weekly.. and seeing them [ooooooooooh] Ha ..I decided ,it was time to put forth a real effort. So again, I say thankyou to Mena for this encouragement ,also.
And during this t time, I have seen so many wonderful garments,Have had so many giggles, Have met some wonderful girls, Have gotten some great ideas , Have shared some "bad" garments as well as some ..that I was proud of. It has been so fun to be able to share sewing and sewing talk with other girls that love it as much as I do.
I have met some very nice ladies, from all over the country..And I have to yet, to meet one that wasn't so nice and helpful..Everyone is just wonderful.
I had never thought of vintage dresses.I always loved that era of dresses.Just never thought of it, and after seeing Mena and the other ladies. I have fell in love with them.. [another confession..stay on ebay and etsy...shopping for vintage patterns.ha]
Thankyou Mena for allowing us to enjoy this with you.
Now.. your turn:
How did you find sew weekly?
Are you hooked, yet??
What kind of excitement and encouragement ,has it brought into your lives?
Happy Sewing... Judy
You sound so much like me..I too.. sewed for everyone ,but me.. and I have discovered a new world. It is so fun. I too. am having with pattern fitting..I use to never have these troubles.. but old age and tooo many cookies.ha
Casey is so sweet.. that was so nice of her to help you.I too, can NOT understand the grading books..so difficult. Casey... I think you need to do us ALL a tutortial on grading.hint/hint. ha
Happy sewing.. and lets enjoy sewing for us..
I'm a wus! too.. because reading this has made me want to cry to. I feel the same way, as if I have something "just for me"..even my husband [who notices nothing,ha] told me the other day,"Judy , you really like that "stuff" [talking about sew weekly], dont you? I can tell you are having fun..I havent seen you this happy in a long time"
I too say thankyou .
Before I ever said a word about myself or contributed to this site, you were right there...I signed up, and you were the first person to welcome me here. It made me feel so special. I found Sew Weekly from following other fellow home seamstresses' blogs. What an inspiration to see what some women can sew! I can totally understand your addiction to this site. I am getting there...Thanks for sharing your confession and thanks for your kindness!
I was hunting for sites that specialized in using old patterns and making clothes also re-purposing old clothes and linens. I stumbled upon this site about a week ago and yep I am hooked. My newest goal making new dresses and tops for my vacation in June. I happened upon Joann's sale on McCalls and Butterick patterns for $1.99 this week and bought the love of my life the dress I have wanted to make since I was 15 B4790 The infamous walk away dress. I have my fabric and pattern cut and I hope to have this accomplished in the next day or so. I also wanted the challenge of making new outfits. I love the talent and friendly atmosphere here too!