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Mastering art of sewing own clothes takes practice, patience – and a pal

Emma Downs - The Journal Gazette

Somewhere around my 25th attempt to sew my own skirt, I started to cry.

This was a last resort, as I’d already tried throwing things, sighing loudly at fabric stores, tearing apart garments with a pair of gardening shears and drinking shots of tequila...

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Comment by Margaret "Marty" Cobb on July 2, 2009 at 9:51pm
Really cute skirt. Yes, it takes a long time to learn to sew & it's not for the faint-hearted. One has to face one's actual measurements to determine pattern size & learn to fit garments plus know when to follow the pattern instructions & when to ditch them. Not all patterns have good instructions. I've been sewing for close to 50 years & still learn something new all of the time. Sewing, for me, is a lifestyle not a hobby.
Comment by Blondell on July 1, 2009 at 11:12pm
Let the church say, Amen. LOL!!! I couldn't agree more about what is takes to learn to sew. I think your skirt is rather cute. Good job!
Comment by Ags on July 1, 2009 at 12:04pm
Not hideous at all. Great idea!

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