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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

I want to be in stitches!

Sewingfilter: Hand sewing versus machine sewing, and what stitches to use? [more inside]
posted by Heretical on Sep 12, 2011 - 13 answers

Sew frustrated

Chicago Filter: I would like to take a hand sewing class - but NOT embroidery. [more inside]
posted by bibliogrrl on Aug 26, 2010 - 5 answers

Where can I buy a nice sewing kit?

Where can I buy a comprehensive and well-made hand sewing kit, one that is nicer than the Singer plastic kits you find at stores and hotels? [more inside]
posted by Fortran on Jun 18, 2010 - 10 answers

SewingFilter: How to set in a gore without it looking bad?

I can't get the hang of inserting a triangular gore (godet?) into a slit in the fabric. All the online instructions I've found gloss over the really tricky bits (the point, and finishing the seams afterward.) Can anyone point me to the broken-down-for-complete-newbies instructions? I will be sewing by hand and need to use a historical seam finish. [more inside]
posted by oblique red on Jan 23, 2009 - 4 answers

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