Traditional Catholic Wedding Dresses
#91
Veritas, that sounds absolutely lovely!
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#92
You will be glorious, Veritas. I love art nouveau, too, and good material ... but you obviously have a lot more experience sewing than I do. How satisfying to rely so much on your own knowledge and skill.
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#93
Satori Wrote:You will be glorious, Veritas. I love art nouveau, too, and good material ... but you obviously have a lot more experience sewing than I do. How satisfying to rely so much on your own knowledge and skill.

I learned to sew and embroider from my great great grandmother when I was really little. She taught me the same way she was taught, by sewing yarn into construction paper. She was picky and fast but I learned a lot. By the time I took home ec in seventh grade, I was always the first one done but I did not learn anything new because it was basic sewing. It was not until I went to high school and started working on the drama department productions that I truly became a master.

The adult who supervised me (I was her only helper) was a former seamstress who had years of experience from sewing in the fashion district and for Broadway. She even had a great name... Mona Miller but she insisted on being called Miss Mona rather than Mrs Miller. With her, I became an expert at sewing all kinds of things. She taught me the intricasies of sewing. I learned how to alter a pattern, how to create a pattern from a paper design, how fabrics move and how their weight affects their movement, how to create and use structure and understructure (yes, I have welded a hoop frame and burnt the living daylights off my hands doing so), how to alter already made clothes, how to make a customized dress form cheaply... I also learned to love, love, love sewing.

Now, with that being said, I can make the most complicated dress with intricate stitching but I cannot make a simple quilt. Silly, huh?


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#94
veritas Wrote:
Satori Wrote:You will be glorious, Veritas. I love art nouveau, too, and good material ... but you obviously have a lot more experience sewing than I do. How satisfying to rely so much on your own knowledge and skill.

I learned to sew and embroider from my great great grandmother when I was really little. She taught me the same way she was taught, by sewing yarn into construction paper. She was picky and fast but I learned a lot. By the time I took home ec in seventh grade, I was always the first one done but I did not learn anything new because it was basic sewing. It was not until I went to high school and started working on the drama department productions that I truly became a master.

The adult who supervised me (I was her only helper) was a former seamstress who had years of experience from sewing in the fashion district and for Broadway. She even had a great name... Mona Miller but she insisted on being called Miss Mona rather than Mrs Miller. With her, I became an expert at sewing all kinds of things. She taught me the intricasies of sewing. I learned how to alter a pattern, how to create a pattern from a paper design, how fabrics move and how their weight affects their movement, how to create and use structure and understructure (yes, I have welded a hoop frame and burnt the living daylights off my hands doing so), how to alter already made clothes, how to make a customized dress form cheaply... I also learned to love, love, love sewing.

Now, with that being said, I can make the most complicated dress with intricate stitching but I cannot make a simple quilt. Silly, huh?
You sound like my mother. Thanks to her, I had beautiful clothes growing up, but I didn't have the patience to become as skilled as she.

I tried to quilt a block once. Boring. 
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#95
Satori Wrote:I tried to quilt a block once. Boring. 

Have you tried applique? That could really liven things up a bit so you don't find yourself falling asleep while looking at your block pattern. LOL I like to do an 8x10 with alternating plain blocks and applique blocks. You could also do a simple 3x3 wall hanging with cute cat appliques (or whatever little thing suits your fancy).
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#96
HappyWife Wrote:
Satori Wrote:I tried to quilt a block once. Boring. 

Have you tried applique? That could really liven things up a bit so you don't find yourself falling asleep while looking at your block pattern. LOL I like to do an 8x10 with alternating plain blocks and applique blocks. You could also do a simple 3x3 wall hanging with cute cat appliques (or whatever little thing suits your fancy).

They don't suit my fancy at all. I like quilts on the bed and that's it.
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#97
Yes, it is Father Young. Smiley I am proud to say he gave us our classes and married us.
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#98
Here your help
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#99
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