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    Default Anyone Sew?

    This post most relates to the 'home' section of "Home, Garden, and Cooking"...I would imagine.

    I'm curious if anyone has sewn their own wedding dress? I'm getting married in April and initially wanted to make my own dress. Alot of the sewing and wedding dress mags had an article stating the only skills necessary were "basic home sewing skills."

    So I was inspired and encouraged to hit the fabric shop. I purchased some beautiful monece satin and some teal satin to make a practice dress out of. When I finished the teal dress (empire waist), it looked more like a nightgown than a WEDDINGY Dress... Sigh.

    I still have the monece satin, but I have started looking at discontinued designer dresses, as you can get them for as low as 25 bucks--perfect for a pragmatic INTJ.

    Anyways... has anyone experienced making their wedding dress and how did it turn out...any trials? ...any great turnouts?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wizardgir1 View Post
    This post most relates to the 'home' section of "Home, Garden, and Cooking"...I would imagine.
    Well done, Grasshoppa.

    As for your question, there is no way in the deepest depths of blackest heck that I would attempt to sew my own wedding dress, but that's probably because I can only sew a straight line (and even that's iffy). Then again, I probably would have gotten married in jeans if I didn't think my grandmother would have cried. I wore a purple dress. Dressy for me, probably on the upper side of casual for a dressy person.
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    I love to sew by hand...I want to learn to quilt someday.
    I am in no way talented however...

    Creative spirit, no talent. Very frustrating.

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    I am in no way talented however...

    Creative spirit, no talent. Very frustrating.
    For an INTJ, isn't it more about mastering a learned skill than having a talent? I think having the "creative spirit" IS the talent! I love all the endless possiblities that develop in my brain when creating anything, but it's the skill that I need to build. Like you said, very frustrating.

    ...and I think you should just jump in to quilting. I've made a couple. My skill wasn't the greatest (still very frustrating--hah), but that will be sharpened. You've got to start somewhere.

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    I sew, but like Ivy, I don't think I'd sew my own wedding dress. I don't have the best fine motor skills and I'm not very patient, so I'll never be really good (except with a seam ripper), but it's still a fun hobby.

    Quilting isn't really my thing, but I do think strip piecing rocks.

    This is making me sad that my sewing machine is messed up.
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    I would sew, but I can't afford a good lawyer.

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    Sona could sew. Remember?

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    Quote Originally Posted by oberon View Post
    Sona could sew. Remember?
    Indeed...maybe he was, oh, how do I put it in his words? Ah yes, "A faggot" or something along those lines. (Personally, I wouldn't mind learning how to sew; anything to help satisfy my bizarre fetishes.)

    People who sew are called sewers. And the yarn and shit is called the sewage.

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    would a male seamstress be called a seamster? (and then can you imagine what the seamsters' union would be like?! )

    I can't sew- I still remember accidentally sewing my thumb with the sewing machine in middle school home ec!
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    Quote Originally Posted by whatever View Post
    I can't sew- I still remember accidentally sewing my thumb with the sewing machine in middle school home ec!
    What did you do? Take home ec after a freak accident involving the band saw in shop class?

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