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Do you sew for yourselves or just for your children?

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    Maggie @Maggie

    I have never sewn anything for myself. The kids are fairly easy to size. I am nothing but curves–some I’ve always had the the extra ones I cant seem to able to get rid of. 🙂

    I have a t-shirt pattern I’ve been meaning to try….someday.

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    Liesl Gibson
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    @liesl

    I’m so glad you’re all talking about this, because I was just thinking about it yesterday! I’m starting to develop some easy sewing patterns for you to sew for yourself. And you can help by showing me your favorite outfits. I just started a Flickr group where you can post photos of your favorite clothing.

    http://www.flickr.com/groups/favoriteoutfit

    Show me the things you’d like to sew for yourself, will you? You can only view photos if you’ve become a member (that’s only fair, right?), and I just want to see what you’re wearing a loving. I’m looking mostly for silhouette, but post anything and everything you love to wear, will you? This way I can work on developing the patterns that will work best for you!

    I’ll try to post a few of my favorite things too. It will be fun to see what’s working for each of us, and maybe we’ll all get ideas from this group!

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    Sarvi @Sarvi

    While I was going through and trying to find photos (not that easy! I am a bit camera shy) of things I actually liked, I began to realize that things that make me like clothes best are:

    1. Neckline shape — some shapes look great on me and most look — not awful, but just not like anything special.

    2. Little details — a buckle, a zip, buttons — or folds/pleats. Some little bit of detail can make a plain t-shirt feel special.

    3. Belly/hips — if it feels wonky around this area I don’t like the garment, doesn’t matter if everything else is right. Very commonly the downfall of a garment is that it’s too tight here and rolls up or puckers, even though the bust and shoulders are fine — or that it’s too short, often by just a tiny amount. I don’t think I have an unusually long torso, but I just can’t stand it when my shirt juuuuuust meet the top of my trousers or are a hair shy.

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    with love Heidi @with love Heidi

    Oh Liesl, what a good idea, I was wearing my favorite dress/top the other day and was thinking about how and what I would need to recreate it. I’ll have to get a photo next time I wear it to add to the group.

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    cybele727 @cybele727

    Wow. What an awesome thing! I do have a dress I like that fits reasonably well… Fits the curves, but a bit big on top as I am petite and curvy. I wish I had 10 of this dress with slight neckline variations.

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    Lightning McStitch @LightningMcStitch

    When I first saw the Firefly pattern it reminded me of a coat I have that I love, and of which, I confess, I thought “I bet Liesl would like this, and would be clever enough to work out how it’s constructed”.

    When I get back home I’ll take some pictures.

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    wendy @wendyls

    Great idea! I’m pretty camera shy and have virtually no pictures of myself. I’ll post after I muster some up.

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    Jillls @Jillls

    I sew more for myself than I do for my children. Kids grow so fast and get things dirty which it makes it more painful to invest lots of time and money. My favorite pattern is the Lisette Passport dress. I’ve made 4 of them and will make more to replace the ones I’ve worn out. I also have a Project Runway pattern I’ve made 3 of. A-line dresses with pockets and fun neckline details are my “mom uniforms”. I think I’ll try the Chloe (Victory) pattern.

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    Sarvi @Sarvi

    30 members in the favorite outfit group but only 5 of us have posted photos, unfair! Come on ladies, don’t be shy. Believe me, those are not my favorite photos of myself. People will be polite, don’t worry!

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    Mel @Mel

    When I look at our family photos, it’s like I don’t exist, lol! I’ve taken pictures of myself for my blog using my tripod but they’re pretty crappy (and headless!!). I really like to see what other people wear so will try to track down some pictures to post, too.

    I don’t really have a “style” but I’m most comfortable in looser-fitting tops and I really like three-quarter length sleeves. In the last year I’ve been wearing mostly tops I’ve made myself — I alternate between Sewaholic Almas and Renfrews, Wiksten Tovas and vogue 8581.

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    Liesl Gibson
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    @liesl

    I’ve usually been the taker of the photos at our house, but then I read this and realized that it was important to be in the photos, too!

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/allison-tate/mom-pictures-with-kids_b_1926073.html

    I’m loving the photos you’re posting. Please show me more! I prefer loose-fitting tops, too, but I want to see what you like best. Which styles are your favorite? What looks best on you? Do you know? Do you need help with that?

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    cybele727 @cybele727

    Ok. I uploaded my favorite dress. Excuse my face but apparently asking someone to simply photograph me in a dress is a major project in this house. <— irritated.

    So anyways, I love that this dress is comfy, fitted enough to be acceptable in court or out to dinner. Not too tight. I wish I could make it with a few neckline options.

    My second picture shows me lifting the dress up by the shoulders. All my clothes are too big in length between shoulder and bust as I am very petite. 🙁

    So I added, but excuse my face. 🙂

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    meleliza @meleliza

    I like clothes that make me look put together and slim. So it has to give the illusion of a small waist and hide the mommy belly. But I need practical too, which means comfortable and pockets! My hands down favorite mom uniform piece is Rae’s Washi dress. I have two already, but a 3rd nearly finished and two cuts of fabric lined up for summer maxi versions. It’s slimming, but comfortable and forgiving in the belly area. It’s got pockets and is easy to make. What more could a mom ask for?

    I think the answer depends largely on body type and size.

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    wendy @wendyls

    The Washi dress looks great! I think I’d come across it before and failed to take proper note of it. I just might try it this time.

    Personally, I find it hard to give up stretchy fabrics post-pregnancy. I just don’t have it in me to wear anything for any length of time is it isn’t perfectly comfortable. Luckily there are some nicer things made from knits theses days, and that is what I’d mainly sew for myself if I could find the right patterns. I find styles that I like in stores, but never the right colour, or the fabric is cheap. You know how it goes, I’m sure. I’m pretty used to custom at this point!

    I need things to be nicely fitted round the shoulders (snug), a flattering neckline (open but not too low cut), and nicely fitted throughout the (high) bust. It can be flowy or fitted below the bust, as long as the top fit is good. I’m pretty muscular in the shoulders and if I don’t have a smooth fit in that area I end up looking bulkier than I am. These are just my particulars, of course.

    I will definitely post photos once I have some!

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    violetvata @violetvata

    I am looking for an easy to sew/easy to wear shirt pattern and would LOVE a lisette or Liesl version. I would like something that is made of woven but has few or no closures/fussy bits. I am perfectly capable of sewing fussy bits but don’t love wearing the for everyday/at home shirts . For example, something like the continental blouse, with bust shaping, sweet details, etc but short sleeves (or options). being able to make something tunic length is also a great plus as I feel skinny jeans look weird with shorter tops, just me….I love my market blouse but as I mostly stay home, it’s too dressy for everyday. i want a top like a glorified fitted t shirt but made from woven, that you can wear to the playground after school and not look like you dressed up to be there but still look put together. Fitted but not formfitting, options for necklines, sleeve length and top hem length would be great. Once I’ve fitted a pattern to myself I like to be able to make it many times without it looking like I did! If anyone knows of any patterns like this, please let me know! Also, a sleeveless/tank top version with no billows, pleats, gathers, etc that make mommy tummies look huge is very high on my list, still looking though! I have yards and yards of voile I’m “collecting” for these perfect tops I’m dreaming up but no patterns in Lisette or in five years of Ottobre Woman that are appropriate!

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