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boogalooz | Posted in General Discussion on

just found this place! So, to inrtoduce myself. I am Christine, 27 and a WAHM to 2 little girls 4 years and 19 months. married for 7.

I have been sewing for a long time but only in the past few years – since having kids. Have I really branched out and started sewing a lot. I make my own diapers and other baby stuff and sell it. working on hunting down the perfect flowergirl dresses for my oldest and for my soon to be SIL neice. I have been making a lot of excercise wear and clothing for myself recently too.

Found this site while hunting down how to make bras and patterns.

well gotta run. the pattern sites are beconing….

 

christine

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  1. sbsterling | | #1

    I'm new too, I've been lurking around for a couple of days trying to get a feel for the site.  I'm 25 and a full time law student in Washington, DC.  My mother designed sportswear for a company based in Montreal and she helped me make tiny patterns that I could use to sew doll's clothes.  Those humble beginnings were nurtured by a home-ec teacher in high school, but since then I've been on my own.  Don't have much time to sew but I get request every now and then from friends for hemming and the like so I like to keep myself sharp... and of course the grand plans I have for my free time over breaks.  So I continue to collect patterns and fabric much to the chagrin of my husband but it keeps the dream alive. 

    1. boogalooz | | #2

      ahhh yes the eternal stash!! I received 3 big garbage bags of fabric from my dh granmother when she passed. oh boy!!! and a huge stash from my grandmother this past year - of course that part of the stash is at my parents. lol

      I have been making all kinds of stuff trying to weed the stash down. lol

      quite a challenge with kids. my oldest is almoat 4 and just watches but my 19 month old is intrigued and ever since she conquered the kitchen table I have to do my sewing when she is napping or after bedtime.

      nice to meet you.

       

      christine

      1. sbsterling | | #3

        We don't have any children yet, but we baby sat for my husband's neice last weekend and we made a trip to the fabric store to pick up some supplies.  While we were waiting to check out, an associate approached us with a little bag.  It turns out it was full of little scrap remnants for children to do their own "fabric shopping" and she let my neice pick out her favorite pieces.  When my husband returned from dropping her off at home, he asked me where she got the little scraps of fabric that she was so attached to.  I thought that was great... way to start em young. 

        1. boogalooz | | #4

          thats pretty cool.

           

        2. stitchmd | | #5

          Hi steph. Was that a store in the DC area that had the scraps for kids? Did they have other nice personal touches? Please tell us what store this is.Judy in MD 'burbs

          1. sbsterling | | #6

            We were at G Street Fabrics in Rockville.  Usually I just go to JoAnns because it's so much closer to where I am, but when I'm looking for something special I go there.  In terms of special touches, I find the staff there to be very friendly, knowledgeable and helpful.  I was thinking recently about taking a class there too, I looked in on one last time I was there and they seemed to be having fun.  Anyone who's taken a class, let me know if any particular course or instructor is particularly good.  Oh, and they don't hassle me about swatches like they do at JoAnn's. 

          2. stitchmd | | #7

            Interesting. I'm there a lot and have never seen this, though I see kids there all the time. Nice to know someone there is doing this.

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