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12-06-2007
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Sewing With Modal
Is it possible to sew your own clothes with the fabric modal? This shirt by The Row is 100% modal but I do not want to support the Olsen twins



I want to make a shirt like that and dresses and things...so is it possible to sew that by hand? I know nothing about sewing so I need some help lol I do not even know where to buy modal.

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^^ Ummmm. First buy the modal.... if you can, then you just have the change the seam--to not the sides, but to the middle/back like there. I wish I could show you...

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Wow, I love this shirt! I think it's a basic style (although it's from the ROW) and multi-angle pictures are clear enough to get a drawing. Besides sewing, I'm thinking about pattern making...

Is there any textile market to buy Modal?

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what is modal?

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I love those flowers, they are excellent.
I too want to start making my own clothing. I have bought a basic pattern cutting book and I am also looking into doing an evening class in fashion design.
Thanks for the tips

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now that I am back from holiday I want to seriously get going with this. I dont want my sewing machine to sit there gathering dust.

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YAY, summer time, means I have tons of time to make my own clothes at home!!

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what is modal?
it's a fabric made from Beech wood chip fibers
very soft, sleek like synthetics, breathable like cotton, smooth like silk
but keeps its softness even after repeated washings

I think this company sells/makes it:
http://www.lenzing.com

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You guys are so talented

I'd love to make my own clothes but it would just end up looking like a mess :p

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mini me, those roses are so fab I'm gonna have to experiment with the idea if you dont mind!

Modal is also usually quite inexpensive no? If you can source it. And it takes dye really well and is superbly cool.

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mini me, those roses are so fab I'm gonna have to experiment with the idea if you dont mind!

Modal is also usually quite inexpensive no? If you can source it. And it takes dye really well and is superbly cool.
Thanks!
I'll go to textile market probably this weekend or next to see modal since it's cool and soft for summer:p

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I really do like that tank as well. I've never heard of modal before but it does sound very cool. I haven't made anything yet, (soon!) but I did successfully alter a white cotton tunic! I was very proud of that small feat

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i make all my own clothes. just start. thats the best way. buy a simple pattern and just start making. you'll progress to more difficult patterns as time goes on, just keep at it!

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Hey, I have the standard "Metric Pattern Cutting" book which is incredibly handy and broad, but can anyone recommend a pattern making book with more advanced details?

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^I hear the one they use at Parson's is one by Helen Joseph Armstrong.. a heavy book
I used that Metric Pattern cutting book. It's quite good.. I also have one by Masaaki Kawashima for menswear--there's a lot of different collars and sleeves and coat types in there. I think I've seen another book also that shows different kinds of pockets and buttonholes

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