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Cocopop | Posted in General Discussion on

Hi everyone,

I have just joined the discussion and would like to introduce myself. I have recently retired and can now sew as much as I want without having “tired eyes”.  I have sewn since childhood and have recently started taking a course at the local junior college.  I plan to continue and take as many of the classes as possible. When I’m sewing my mind is at ease. No worries! I  like to sew clothes but the fit and styles make it a lot different than before. Also, the fabric selections where I live now are limited.  I will have to travel down to the garment district in Los Angeles or go up north to the Bay Area to find the good stuff.  I am interested  in alteration and fitting techniques.  Glad to be here.



  1. Stillsewing | | #1

    Welcome to the group! You will learn lots here like I have done - and also contribute as well. The people in it are so friendly and helpful!

    I must say I have enjoyed my interaction with the group ever since I joined as a subscriber to the magazine.

  2. Tatsy | | #2

    Hi Cocopop,

    Great to have you in the discussion. It sounds as if we have similar interests and probably live in the same general area. Of course, we both know how large that general area is. What are you working on now? What do you have planned for projects in the near future?


    1. Cocopop | | #3

      Hi Tatsy,

      I'm working on a denim skirt and a denim handbag.  I will also be cutting out a summer dress soon. I'm trying to get the skirt to fit properly. It is a straight skirt which I think will be nice for summer, fall and spring with different tops. I don't want it too tight but don't want it to look boxy either. What are you working on?


      1. Tatsy | | #4

        I'm finishing up a pair of pants for myself and starting some skirts and  blouses for my grandniece. Buying several different pink prints was a lot of fun.

  3. Ceeayche | | #5

    Hi Cocopop!

    Welcome to our happy little community.  I hope you will find it as much fun as I have!  I have spent hours on here getting energy from our friends and their projects.  It's amazing the skill sets you'll find here.  Some ofour friends are just brilliant!

  4. Ocrafty1 | | #6

    Hi Cocopop!

    So glad to have you here.  This is an amazing site, with wonderfully knowledgable people who love to help and give encouragement! We all try to help each other and have a lot of giggles along the way. Please post pix of your sewing projects...its easy to do...and helps us all.

    Also, in case you don't know...you can send a PM (personal message) to any poster by clicking on their name....it brings up a pop up with an email link....Everyone I've ever PM'd has been great about responding...and you can get a little more detailed/personal without everyone else reading it.

    I'm in Indiana, but pretty close to your age, and have limited sewing sources, as well. I've almost got my courage up to order online....

    Hope you have as much fun here as I do...but then I'm addicted. LOL


    1. Cocopop | | #8


      Finding this site has fueled my passion for sewing even more. I will post some pictures soon. I am working on a denim handbag and a skirt. I will also be starting a summer dress soon.


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    rodezzy2 | | #7

    Welcomed aboard.  These ladies are FANTASTIC!

    1. Cocopop | | #9

      I have become obsessed with Project Runway reruns. I think I'll order a set of DVDs.


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        rodezzy2 | | #12

        Sounds good. 

      2. Ceeayche | | #13

        Me too about the Project Runway reruns-- they are addicting aren't they?

        1. Ralphetta | | #14

          I am SO addicted that since it wasn't on this season I went to YouTube and watched PR Canada, Australia and Catwalk in GB!There were parts that were good, but for the most part the participants weren't as skillful. Very few things on those shows even had sleeves and there were very few suits/coats. there were way too many halter necked garments. I was in awe of how quickly some of the contestants on the American one could whip together a beautifully tailored suit, etc. I think it's great fun because I can't help but try to think of what I might do if i were in their position. I'm so glad to hear it will be returning this summer.

          1. Ceeayche | | #15

            Funny you should mention fantasizing about what you would do.  I'm determine that this season, I'm going to watch it with sketchbook in hand.  A little disciplined fantasizing!

          2. Ralphetta | | #16

            I know several people who know nothing about sewing but really enjoy and appreciate the creative ability of some of the contestants. They learn something about fabrics, etc.; things I doubt they've even thought about before.

          3. cycler1729 | | #18

            I've got a friend who is a 60-something man who doesn't care about fashion at all (even though his father worked in the garment district) but he LOVES the show.  He likes the critiques and the talent of the designers and he is the one who told me to watch it.

  6. MaryinColorado | | #10

    Hi and welcome to the forum!  I hope you will find lots of interesting tips here as I do.  We are an easygoing friendly group with a variety of backgrounds and knowledge from all over the world.  Glad to have you on board!  Mary

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    ThreadKoe | | #11

    Hi Cocopop, and Welcome! Cathy

  8. katina | | #17

    Welcome - good to have you here.  My childhood friend left yesterday after visiting for far too few days; we did our annual thing, making quilt tops for her to take back to be quilted and distributed to Aids orphans in Africa.  We had a grand ole' time reminiscing about the sewing techniques we were taught at age 12 when we had compulsory sewing classes at school. Tailor's tacks are one of the things we do not miss! Sandra Betzina, Peggy Sagers and others have taught us all so much.

    Enjoy - Katina

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