Originally Posted by StacyD1987
Gosh I want to sew so badly but I don't have a machine, serger or manniquin form.
Those things can be expensive! I never really learned how to use a machine though, I swear they hate me!
I can hand sew though and i have the patience but not the time, fabric or patterns.
Janome just came out with a new 'mini' machine... I think Hancock Fabrics has it for about 50 bucks... it's BASIC, but it is still janome, which is an excellent brand... I saw them at the Sewing Expo... for occasional sewers, it would be find... as for dress forms... I can't afford one either... so I posted on Craigslist I wanted an old mannequin... bought it for 20 bucks, then padded it with fluffy batting and duck tape.
Originally Posted by butzie
I made him the Draco Malfoy costume because, trust me, he is no Harry Potter!
And, of course, he is blond. The pictures are fairly current because our daughter took them when they went to the party for the last Harry Potter book's release.
I didn't make as many costumes for our daughter because she loved the Disney costumes and I was traveling. I did make her a Yellow Power Ranger costume one year. I finished it at 3 am.
Oooooh... and you live in the Bay Area... you may have seen my friends at the book release... they usually walk around in costume, messing with the people in line... I'm a member of the Black Fleet Pirate's Guild in the Bay Area... I run the website, even though I don't live there anymore...
Originally Posted by SwampWitch
It's nice to see others who also sew! I agree it is definitely not cheaper than buying clothes (especially in this part of Canada; for some reason patterns are cheap but fabric is very expensive, and clothes off the rack are pretty inexpensive).
If you ever find your way to Portland, come by Fabric Depot, we get a lot of Canadians from your area... or you can hit the website...
yes, I sew, but not as much as I should be... too many other hobbies as well... more later... I'm late for work!!!