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09-01-2005
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Thanks for the advice, As you like it!!

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Could anyone recommend a sewing class in manhattan (men's clothes)? I work near the fashion district, popped into several of those fabric shops and asked around for classes; they all looked at me like I was on crack. Nothing sticking out from google searches either.

I wonder if you can rent sewing rooms somewhere in the city as well, with a table and a machine to learn on for us spacially challenged tiny apartment types.

Thanks!

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I just made myself a black cotton shirt with high collar, puff sleeves ang black ribbon in the back

 
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FIT has a menswear design major... maybe you could call up and see if you could take a few classes?

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I just finished the McQueen jacket from the showstudio web site. I am really happy with how it turned out.

 
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You MUST post pictures!!!!

 
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yes...and you must as well chris...!!!

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I will, I just need to learn how to post pictures first.

 
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I'm going to...eventually.

 
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About sewing machines, I agree about trying to find a good vintage one. Seriously, the old ones are built to last and can sew straight seams unlike some newer models. By straight, I mean that each individual stitch is actually straight; on modern machines you sometimes see that the individual stitches are ever so slightly off.

Back home in Sweden I have this old Singer which is the greatest, cost me about 150 some years ago. The instruction booklet is a combined one for electric and manual models!

 
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I'm currently half way through a short course in clothesmaking (10weeks altogether) and i'm making a coat (that will actually fit the length of me properly yay) out of a heavy cream cotton with a rose print on it, at the moment it has no collar so it looks like a glorified labcoat

 
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Are there any websites that talk about the basics of sewing like how to put in "darts" or whatever those things in shirts are called. I'm tossing out a bunch of clothes and decided, why not practice sewing on them. But I don't like getting books... hehe. And I thought there might be some good websites, so.....

any suggestions?

 
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Quote:
Originally Posted by BrothaG
I don't sew my own clothes. It would turn out into a disaster
^^^Same here (as of 2/21/05) but I would love to learn to sew...any suggestions for a novice??

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"New Complete Guide to Sewing: Step-By-Step Techniques for Making Clothes and Home Accessories" is a great reference book for beginners

 
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Quote:
Originally Posted by A la mode
"New Complete Guide to Sewing: Step-By-Step Techniques for Making Clothes and Home Accessories" is a great reference book for beginners
Thanks A la mode!

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