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« Reply #75 on: June 28, 2016, 04:05:08 PM »
hello, another avid home sewer here. While my pedigree is impeccable (my mother was couture trained) it didn't occur to me to learn how to sew until not long before she died. So I'm not one of those people who can say I learned how to sew at a very young age from my mother blah blah. Much to her chagrin. But what I did inherit from her was an appreciation of fine fabrics, good fit and beautifully structured clothes. I've been very lucky to find a teacher since then who is as pedantic and methodical as she was, where I am learning patternmaking, which is fascinating and fun. I've made all sorts of clothes over the years, but particularly enjoy making coats and jackets (my aim is to make a traditional jacket using sew in interfacing for my long suffering hubby), evening wear with lots of inner structure, and anything just outside of my skill set to keep me on my toes.  I'm currently attempting a traditional tutu, which is nicely challenging. I'm here to learn and don't feel I can offer much in the way of sage advice to anyone. I'd love to go to Ireland and do Rory's tailoring if I didn't live on the other side of the world . Maybe I can convince the tutu teenager to study dance in the UK and give me the excuse I need to go over there.

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« Reply #76 on: June 29, 2016, 04:51:04 AM »
Hi, all. I'm a beginner sewist with an interest in tailoring. It's not immediately apparent to me just what I can contribute to this group, but I will work on it!

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« Reply #77 on: June 29, 2016, 12:52:56 PM »
Hi guys,

Welcome on board. Being here is the start of your contribution, ask any questions you need and we can probably find a member who can help you out.
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« Reply #78 on: July 19, 2016, 05:20:27 PM »
(Okay, this is my second attempt at writing this... My 8 month old daughter just hit the keyboard and erased everything!)

Hello everyone!

I am a dressmaker/designer starting my own business specializing in made-to-order custom clothing. I recently joined the Cutter and Tailor forum, but spent all of my time there reading. Maybe now I will contribute!

My grandmother worked for a tailor in Germany many decades ago. I wish I had the chance to sit down and study from her, as she was extremely skilled at sewing (amongst many things).

I'm currently studying pattern drafting which I find extremely enjoyable. My current interest is hybrid proportionate methods for women. So far I have only really found two books on the subject, at least in English. I find it interesting to observe the differences between skilled work preserved over time, and the slow commercial dumbing down of such skills as they are promoted to the average enthusiast today.

I'm fascinated by pattern cutting in recent eras of fashion. I love the idea of creating a look authentic to another time, not as a costume but more so because I'd prefer the look for everyday wear. (I really detest a lot of what is considered fashionable nowadays...!)

I'm looking forwards to joining in the conversations!

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« Reply #79 on: July 19, 2016, 08:04:11 PM »
Hello and welcome. You've joined just as there is a lull because of the summer (in the places where it is summer at least). When that passes there'll be many conversations to dive into.

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« Reply #80 on: July 20, 2016, 06:46:39 AM »
Hi, my name if Judy and I've been sewing for over 40 years off and on. I graduated from the Costume for Film and Theatre at Capilano University in 2015. I have finished my certificate of embroidery from the Royal School of Needlework and I'm currently working towards my diploma from the RSN. I'm interested in all types of sewing but especially from an embroidery aspect. I look forward to reading and participating the many conversations on this board.

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« Reply #81 on: July 20, 2016, 07:06:59 AM »
Hello and welcome. You've joined just as there is a lull because of the summer (in the places where it is summer at least). When that passes there'll be many conversations to dive into.

Thanks for the welcome :) Yes, everything here has come to a standstill thanks to the season. It reached nearly 90 degrees here after a long period of wintery weather.

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« Reply #82 on: October 25, 2016, 08:14:39 PM »
Hello! I'm Jussi Häkkinen, working as a designer and MTM-specialist for a menswear company. I have a rather diverse background but also tailoring studies. Despite sewing quite a lot in my profession, I want to learn more since the current level and demands of the international high-end menswear differ quite a bit from what I've learned originally.

As a new area for me, I aim to learn more about bespoke tailoring for women - and this is mainly for "home purposes", as my fiancée has asked me long enough to make her a walking suit and some blazers & trousers. I admit that, although I studied dressmaking etc. in the past, that the structured tailoring isn't the easiest thing to adapt to womenswear.

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« Reply #83 on: October 26, 2016, 04:22:48 AM »
Hi everyone, I am Marie-Noëlle from France. My reason for joining this forum is my passion for tailoring. I am in no way a professional sewer but I have a passion for beautifully crafted garments and I am always trying to improve my skills. I particularly like tailored garments and my dream is to be able to make myself a tailored suit. I was a member of your previous forum and you can see my work on my instagram https://www.instagram.com/lamachineacoudre/

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« Reply #84 on: October 26, 2016, 07:19:08 AM »
Hi Marie. I particularly like the pie (or is it a pizza)?

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« Reply #85 on: October 26, 2016, 10:04:58 AM »
Hi Guys,

Welcome on board. For Jussi you will find a number of folks here who have considerable experience in women's tailoring. For Maria, having looked at your blog (with the same reaction to the pie or pizza), you have some very nice work there. I particularly like the floral pattern pyjamas, almost seems a waste to only sleep in them.
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« Reply #86 on: October 26, 2016, 08:00:49 PM »
Thanks guys for droping by my blog and yes I like cooking, ;)

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« Reply #87 on: December 31, 2016, 11:32:09 PM »
Hi everyone.
I'm Violet. I'm a patternmaker, specially women's pattternmaker, though I dare also with men's patterns. I sew also the prototypes.
I know a bit about fashion design, too. I'm always learning. Thank you for this page.
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« Reply #88 on: March 03, 2017, 07:34:05 PM »
Hi I am a bespoke tailor from lagos Nigeria. Good to be connected with like minds across the globe. Thanks for having me here

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« Reply #89 on: March 04, 2017, 07:11:40 AM »
Hi my name's Nathan from London I have been in the trade for 5 years. I Started like many of my age at Newham college on the Savile Row pre-apprenticeship course and went from there to Meyer & Mortimer where I apprenticed under a trouser maker. Hit a wall pretty early on trying to get further training (you know how tailors are ;) ) and so went into alterations where I could at least keep myself fed. I've tried to develop my skills over the last few years and aside from the various books and tips from friends and colleagues the old forum has been immensely useful especially when it comes to cutting. I hope that Nishijin, Jcsprowls, Sator, Mansie Wauch, Jukes, Schneidergott, Greger and even The uberschneider himself, Der Zuschneider will continue to grace us with their expertise.  8)