Hey Zoe - welcome! I make lots of clothes from late 50s - early 60s patterns and although the pattern sizing seems tiny, there's normally a LOT of ease. I guess before the advent of fast fashion, when you made a dress you needed it to fit you for years, so you built in a bit more room! I typically find there's about 4" of ease in vintage patterns. So if you have a bust 30 pattern and you're a 34, it'll probably fit ok, but its best to make a toile to check fit. You may need to grade the waist out a bit - unless you fancy wearing a girdle! Looking forward to seeing some of your creations!
hello:) i'm a newbee to sewing...so far i have completed 4 garments! my name is kirsty and i'm from south australia. looking forward to learning a bunch here. my blog is here http://fourhappyviolets.blogspot.com.au/
Hello, my name is Andrea Steen, I'm from Marshalltown, Ia I am a mom of 4 grown up kids now :( and one grand daughter who is 2 yrs old. I am a stay at home wife so to speak, I take care of my husband who is disabled. I 'v been sewing for about 4 yrs now or so all self taught for the most part besides watching videos and reading web sites and magazines .
I sew daily all day sometimes, I love to sew it is my get away so to speak. I got into sewing about 4 yrs ago when i started watching Project Runway and then i had to start sewing, I got my sewing machine a few months later and have been at it since. I cant go to a store with out stopping off and checking out that wonderful fabric section.
I am still learning alot to this day as i go and I love all that I have learned about. I have sewing alot of clothes, purses and bags. I made my first quilts 2 yrs ago i made 5 of them never having done it before lol but i made them for xmas gifts. now that i think about it . its about time to make another quilt for the husband ? :)
I dont have a blog page but been thinking about starting one regarding my daily sewing adventures and projects i have made and working on but I am not to sure yet due to never doing one before or where to even start.
Now that I''v rambled I am looking forward to meeting some fellow sewers :)
Hi Andrea, welcome!
I have not long been a member myself but you will find plenty of inspiration, knowledge and beauty around here. It's a great place to be!
I joined sew weekly last year..and did the challenges..I am just watching this year.ha
I too, am a mom of 2 grown up kids. and 5 grandchildren..
I have sewed for 35 yrs.. I taught myself so I don't know alot of the correct ways to do
things.But, I have learned so much with Sew weekly.. and have met some fantastic friends.
I wish you the best, and hope you enjoy.
I too started my blog ,when finding sew weekly.. I had never had one [and I am totally
computer dumb,ha].. But it was rather easy to start. If you will go to www.blogspot.com , it is
a free blog sight.. And the directions are fairly easy to follow..It was kinda time consumming, how
ever ,that is probably because I don't know much about it.lol If I can help you, please feel free to
Enjoy your sewing and sew weekly. Happy sewing, Judy
Thanks Judy, for the blog spot website I went there and started a blog i don't know how well it will be lol but i just wanted someplace where i can post what i am doing in the sewing world and have a place to post finished projects etc. it was a little confusing at first but i think i got the hang of it now we will see.
you are very welcome.. Wow..you did that fast. I think it took me a couple weeks to figure out ,how to get mine semi going.lol.. I started mine, when I joined SW last year. SO, I could keep up with what I made..
Even though I have sewed for years.. I discovered that I has sewed for my daughter and then my grandaughters.And never really sewed for me..It is different sewing adult clothes .ha. I have learned so many new techniques from the sw girls. Such fun..
Hope you enjoy it as much as I have.. Happy sewing.
I will come check your blog out..
Hi Judy, No it didn't take me long lol I am a computer nut and have worked with different type web pages before so it wasn't to hard. come by anytime there isn't much on there yet lol but I am hoping for it to build up
Hello all, My name is Ay Somefun , I am Nigerian. I discovered your site last week. I am a full time HR consultant
I am very much interested in learning how to sew; I have attended a sewing class before, but it seemed i did not really pick up anything. I want to be able to make my own clothes; especially picking the right fabric that suits my style and taste. I hope I get all the help I need here
Welcome from a fellow member! There is lots of knowledge and beautiful things around here, and plenty of great links to learn lots!
My name is Liz and I live in Brisbane, Australia.
I have been sewing for many years now but my motivation has come and gone over the years as life got in the way. I am now making sure I take the time out to relax and spend some "me time". I have been super inspired by Project Runway and love anything by Kenley.
I have always held a fascination with 40s and 50s style clothing and now that I don't work in a corporate office I can indulge in wearing whatever I like each day!
I have started using up my stash and have a new blog too http://busylizzieinbrizzy.blogspot.com.au/
I look forward to participating in the challenges too. See you all soon!
Welcome to sew weekly.. Hope you have lots of fun. Look forward to seeing all the things you make. Happy sewing.