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Can I sew a dress by hand & sew it well? Will it take (me) forever?

I'm totally into the idea of slow fashion. I'd like to take up sewing again and sew some simple but stylish items using Very Easy Vogue patterns or similarly easy patterns. The difficulty is that I'd like to do it by hand and want to know if this is practical. If not I may buy a basic sewing machine, but I'd love to try sewing and finishing by hand. Details inside. [more inside]
posted by sister nunchaku of love and mercy on Apr 3, 2014 - 19 answers

Sewists of MetaFilter: can I recreate this dress on my own?

I saw this dress on Pinterest and fell in love. I don't want to buy it--I'm trying to get away from buying new clothes entirely. I have extremely basic sewing skills (curtains, sunglasses cases, skirts) and I'm tempted to try to make this dress on my own. [more inside]
posted by chaiminda on Mar 14, 2013 - 7 answers

I want to get both of them in there

Help me work out how to alter this dress pattern for a big bust. A friend walked me through doing one with a bust dart, but I want to avoid frustration with this and hopefully get it right myself. [more inside]
posted by mippy on Jun 7, 2012 - 13 answers

Serging forward

I used an overlocker (serger) for the first time yesterday, and I was impressed. I'd like to get one when I am in a position to have a proper sewing space (hopefully in the next year), but can I survive without one for dressmaking well enough? And what should I be looking for in a first machine? [more inside]
posted by mippy on May 17, 2012 - 13 answers

Sew help me

So I've bought a sewing machine. Now what else do I need to get going? [more inside]
posted by guessthis on May 7, 2012 - 22 answers

This Will Probably Be Harder Than Pajama Pants

What are good pattern resources for sewing a basic, A-line dress? [more inside]
posted by amicamentis on Apr 18, 2012 - 20 answers

Where does the pollen go?

I rather like this 1940s reproduction dress. However, although it fits everywhere else it doesn't on the bust. Are there any similar patterns or adaptable patterns out there? [more inside]
posted by mippy on May 3, 2011 - 12 answers

Help my dress fit like a dream!

I've made a dress. It doesn't fit. Do I need to take the whole thing apart, re-cut and sew back together, or can I alter it another way? [more inside]
posted by mippy on Mar 21, 2011 - 10 answers

Dresses, pants, whatever.

I will make you a dress but I will also make you pants. [more inside]
posted by bendy on Oct 3, 2009 - 10 answers

Dressmaking patterns for FREE

I am looking for free dressmaking patterns. Skirts, blouses, pants, tops, etc. [more inside]
posted by sconbie on Aug 15, 2005 - 6 answers

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