Originally Posted by jcat
I like both patterns, Cindy, and wish I had the time and patience to sew. My mom and grandmother used to make a lot of our clothes, and I grew very frustrated when I started to buy stuff off the rack, since I'm very broad-shouldered and long-waisted.
It's the time factor that usually gets me, Tricia. I do a lot of the cutting and such while I'm here working the register at the store. Occasionally I have been known to bring my machine out here and sew some too, when there's nobody in.
[quote=meiam] \tthat's me...my mother is very large breasted though (she should have shared with me!) i never can buy clothes that fit and frequently make my own, to custom fit them to me...it's a talent i come by naturally, sewing that is, see i can't use a pattern to save my life! but i can whip up an outfit in no time[quote]
I have a habit of using the pattern once as its made, then "changing" it design-wise to suit myself! Still don't understand why off the rack clothes and "made" clothes cannot have the same types of facings! Patterns seem to make the biggest facings that I've ever seen, nothing like off the rack ones do!