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Oh thanks! I've made more but I haven't been able to post any pics b/c I gave my camera to my mom for her vaca. I've done the first two challenges. . .those pics will go up in Feb I guess!  I'd like to devote more time to my blog, but of course school comes first! 

You are welcome.. Will look forward to the pictures ,when you do get to post. I hate pictures of me........yuk.. but SW forced me to do pictures.lol. You are so right...school first..most important thing.. Happy sewing.

Hello, My name is Margaret.  I am starting this a little late because I just got back from China (!) helping my parents move.  By day (and early early morning) I work in a bakery, but by night I am constantly sewing or dreaming up new things to sew.  While mostly I sew dresses and skirts for formal occasions as well as Art Deco Society events, I would love to sew more things for me to wear on a day to day basis to integrate into my jeans and t-shirt sense of style.  I live in the South Bay of California with my amazing crafty roommate and our giraffe-dog Charlie.  I look forward to coming into my own as a sewist (seamstress?) as well as seeing everyone else's hard work pay of beautifully!

Welcome, Margaret! This sounds all very interesting . I look forward to seeing your creations. And WTH is a giraffe-dog? I even googled it in case it's some weird new dog breed I don't know about... ;)

Giraffe-dog-I love him already!

My name is Lettetia and I live in the beautiful state of Oregon.  I have been sewing since I was a young girl and have always made clothing for myself.  I think I was born in the wrong era, as I love the vintage look of the 20's to the 40's.  I joined Sew Weekly today in hopes to get more motivation to sew only my huge stash of fabric.   Living in a small town, I have no other sewing friends so I hope to make meet some like-minded sewers.

Hi everyone,

My name is Gabrielle, and I live in Sydney, Australia. I work as an analyst and have a son and a daughter (7 and 4) and an unpredictably cranky cat. Back in the dark ages of time when I was a uni student aspiring to dress like someone with truckloads of cash (and good taste ;-)...) I used to sew a lot of my clothes, but then I stopped until about 2 years ago.

I now sew late at night after the kids have gone to bed (hence my blog name upsewlate),  and I find it verycalming after a busy day.  I make my own clothes mostly from recent Vogue patterns, and occasionally from Japanese pattern books or vintage patterns (generally 80s-90s, 30s-40s). I want to sew some more complex vintage 30s / 40s outfits - but I don't think my sewing skills are up to the job yet.  When I sew clothes for my kids I usually use BurdaStyle magazine / Burda patterns or Japanese pattern books as these seem to fit pretty well so far. I do a little bit of crafty / home dec sewing but I don't find it as satisfying as making clothes.

This year I'm going to try to focus on making things that I or my kids or partner will wear and love, and I'm trying to be more conscious of my fabric purchases and use.   I am also hoping to meet more fellow sewers through this community!

Hii - I'm Kim and I'm obsessed with Pinterest!!

I'm Tj and I came across the Sew Weekly last year (through following Oona's blog) but I was neck deep in my PhD research so I decided I would join up once I submitted my thesis. So I submitted in Jan, 2012 (and then spent 3 weeks in bed catching up on TV/ film that I'd missed during the last 6 months!) and now I'm here ready to sew up a storm. I am interested in all sorts of design-(clothing, architectural, industrial) and illustration.

My blog is at http://theperfectnose.wordpress.com/ 

You guys are so inspiring-I've been quietly lurking here admiring your masterpieces for almost a year and now I'm here to participate!

How exciting =D

Hi, my name is Melissa, I am a Wellingtonian and I love to sew my own clothes :)

I just returned home after living in Perth, Western Australia for 6 years where I co-founded the Perth BSC Sewing Club. I made lots of sewing friends over there who I miss terribly so I am keen to make new friends here in Wellington and connect with more like-minded ladies online.

I used to hang out a lot on BurdaStyle as kaitui_kiwi but lately I've found it getting a bit too big and impersonal (I could go no...and on) so I'm hoping to get more involved in this amazing group that I've been hearing so much about on the blogs I read :) My own blog is the thecuriouskiwi and I hope to make lots more friends here xx

Hi! I'm new to this site but not quite new to sewing. My mom taught me to sew and helped me with any project I wanted to make. It wasn't until I turned 30 that I bought my first sewing machine and skyped with my mom when I needed help. I'm 34 now and have worked on many solo projects. :) I still call or txt when I'm doubting myself.

I blog at threedresses

My focus is to learn how to make any pattern fit my body. There's something therapeutic about doing pattern alterations. This year I'm focusing on tossable and wearable muslins. It's less stressful that way. I make a lot of mistakes.

Hi all,

My name is Detra from Northern California, Napa area.   I am back to sewing clothes after 30 years.  I grew up sewing with my grandmother and took the skill for granted, big mistake.   I usually make things for the home, curtains, pillows, lawn furniture covering, etc.  The clothes I find in the stores that I like are expensive and simple.  I use to make the skirts and dress I see so I am back to sewing.   I like vintage styles, lady like details and have some great patterns.  I look forward to reading the posts, getting tips and asking questions.  Thanks.

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