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Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
anyone else make their own clothes?

i've been doing this for about 3 years... my best creation is a pair of bike jeans for my blokey, with mesh panels so his legs can get some air in.

i'm a weird size anyway, and nothing shop-bought fits me right, so this is an ideal solution.

i'm even trying to make a business selling clothes to people....

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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I would love to be able to make my own clothes. I can never find stuff to fit properly, or I'll get an idea of something that I want and then have to go on a mission to see if anywhere has something like it :rolleyes: Unfortunately I can't sew, I am crap at it....I wanted to do Fashion Design at Uni but the not even being able to sew a button on it made me re-think ;)
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I do textiles at school and just finished making a skirt. Im really proud of it actually, it looks really good :D

    It wasnt too hard to make either and was actually quite good fun...
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Originally posted by Faith
    I would love to be able to make my own clothes. I can never find stuff to fit properly, or I'll get an idea of something that I want and then have to go on a mission to see if anywhere has something like it :rolleyes: Unfortunately I can't sew, I am crap at it....I wanted to do Fashion Design at Uni but the not even being able to sew a button on it made me re-think ;)

    i did a year of fashion design before becoming disillusioned....

    one of the girls on the course (my housemate last year) was the crappest at sewing. she tried her hardest, bless her, but she really was bad. but she graduated a couple of weeks ago. shows what dedication can do for you, i suppose....
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I've laways wanted to be able to make my own clothes. i find it impossible to fidn clothes to fit me, especially for the bottom half. I can neevr find what I like either..whereas if you've got the skills you can customise it to however you want.

    Only problem, like Faith, I'm crap at textiles, can't sew. Argh. :( I'd love to learn though, but yea, oh well
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    From age 7 to 14, I was set on becoming a designer. I'd draw women and clothes all the time. Then we got sewing classes, and founf out that it probably isn't for me. I was the worst out of the whole class to control the damn machine. Even the boys had better results than me!
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I wish I could sew.

    I may try again. How much are sewing machines? I reckon I could master them with enough pratice.

    I have so many clothes to alter and material to make stuff out of, but not enough practical skill. I could make bags too. :D

    *gets excited about making things*
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Originally posted by ElysiumUnknown

    I may try again. How much are sewing machines? I reckon I could master them with enough pratice.

    mine cost £600, but it's an all-singing, all-dancing computerised supermachine.

    you can pick up a good second hand basic model for about £40. best to go to a specialist sewing machine shop though, cause a big store will just rip you off.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Ive made a mini skirt, 2 halternecks, 2 bags, a strappy top and a tie :D

    I dont even know how to thread up a sewing machine.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Originally posted by kaffrin
    mine cost £600, but it's an all-singing, all-dancing computerised supermachine.

    you can pick up a good second hand basic model for about £40. best to go to a specialist sewing machine shop though, cause a big store will just rip you off.

    Or ask someone in your family if they have one knocking about.

    In answer to the question, no I dont make my own clothes. I'm far to lazy. :/
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Re: making clothes.
    Originally posted by kaffrin
    anyone else make their own clothes?
    i'm even trying to make a business selling clothes to people....

    If you did set up a business i'd be a customer. I hate wearing stuff everyone else does. im going to attempt to make something i think!!!
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Originally posted by kaffrin
    mine cost £600, but it's an all-singing, all-dancing computerised supermachine.

    you can pick up a good second hand basic model for about £40. best to go to a specialist sewing machine shop though, cause a big store will just rip you off.

    I saw £600 and thought 'noooo', but £40 sounds good. I'll have to investigate...

    If you made clothes I'd buy them. I think I remember seeing a pic of your clothes here before and twas cool. :D
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