- Yes (tell us what)
- No, but I would like to
- No I don't have any talent for that
- October 5, 2019 at 7:40 pm #231609
Alison AndersonParticipantRegistered On: October 15, 2018Topics: 1Replies: 41Has thanked: 32 timesBeen thanked: 83 times
Last month I went to a red, white and blue party and needed a circle skirt to hold three petticoats (yes, one red, one white, and one blue). Rather than trying to find something, I made it myself from some satiny fabric I bought and some elastic to put into a waistband.
Last year I went to the Renaissance Faire. I had a peasant blouse that I bought, but I wanted a simple green cotton skirt. Again, the fabric store and my sewing machine were my best friends in this endeavor.
A few years ago my SO helped me make some earrings by connecting a series of jump rings to each other based on a pattern.
My question is, has anyone else made anything themselves that they wore? (Let’s not count the lanyard key chains you may have made in camp, please.) Maybe you have made a skirt, or strung beads onto a necklace. Maybe you can knit or crochet a scarf, or if really talented, a sweater. Or perhaps you work with leather, and made yourself a belt or a pair of moccasins. Let’s see if anyone else has any creative talent.
- October 13, 2019 at 2:45 am #234663anne-marieParticipantRegistered On: August 26, 2018Topics: 3Replies: 256Has thanked: 278 timesBeen thanked: 353 times
When I was getting into dressing (as a child), I made myself a tatty tight skirt which I loved despite it being rubbish.
Have often thought about getting into dress-making but the closest I have got to this so far is buying a sewing machine and an overclock machine about 3 years ago – never used, still in sealed boxes.
Must get round to this as it would be fun. Not to mention the stuff that needs repairing/ adjusting and the original stuff I could make myself. And then there’s the money that could be saved.
Take care girls.
- October 13, 2019 at 2:19 am #234654Emily Anne AndersonParticipantRegistered On: September 19, 2019Topics: 0Replies: 3Has thanked: 3 timesBeen thanked: 10 times
Only jewelry. Beads bought at a hobby store often come on a string, just the right length for a bracelet – just add a clasp. Or, attached to a wire hook, they can make lovely earrings.
I do admire those who can make their own clothes. So talented.
- October 11, 2019 at 11:58 pm #234254Molly LaceParticipantRegistered On: June 1, 2019Topics: 1Replies: 29Has thanked: 8 timesBeen thanked: 84 times
When I started crossdressing I would wear my mom’s things. Pantyhose and crinolines were my first things I wore. I really wanted a garter belt like the girls in Playboy. My mom could sew so I went in to her kit and found a some yellow fabric and I made a template. I sewed the panels and used elastic for the garters. I cut a pair of pantyhose to make stockings. It was cute an I loved wearing it.
- October 11, 2019 at 1:29 am #233963Roni CalinParticipantRegistered On: August 13, 2019Topics: 3Replies: 11Has thanked: 11 timesBeen thanked: 20 times
does a pair knee high fill with sand to stuff your bra count
- October 11, 2019 at 8:31 am #234078
- October 7, 2019 at 7:42 pm #232488Morgan StaarParticipantRegistered On: November 3, 2018Topics: 1Replies: 18Has thanked: 6 timesBeen thanked: 39 times
Lots of stuff…an alternate way to avoid the risk of shopping in my early days…gave mom;s sewing machine a work out when she wasnt home. Got nice patterns from hobby lobby and Jo And fabrics. Made some cute dresses, blouses and accessories..
- October 8, 2019 at 12:02 am #232543
- October 7, 2019 at 10:45 am #232235KristaParticipantRegistered On: January 24, 2017Topics: 5Replies: 103Has thanked: 36 timesBeen thanked: 221 times
Hi Alison, your question made me reach into some old brain cells. I have made some clip on earrings and necklaces, nothing really fancy though. And like many other gals, I’m handy with a needle and thread when it comes to making small repairs. But I’ve never taken on a project such as a complete new skirt successfully. I did try to make a denim skirt once using material from some old blue jeans. Not the greatest effort. Cheaper to buy a nicer one in a store. One successful project was turning an old t-shirt into a cute top that I wear when riding my exercise bike. There are lots of easy to follow, step-by-step videos on how to do this on YouTube. All the Best, Hugs, Krista.
- October 7, 2019 at 8:53 am #232178
- October 7, 2019 at 7:11 am #232151Amy MyersParticipantRegistered On: February 11, 2019Topics: 4Replies: 397Has thanked: 675 timesBeen thanked: 548 times
I recently wore a skirt and bolero jacket out to a CD dinner that I made, from a commercial pattern I bought at a dress store. Actually it was the fabric that I fell in love with first, a yellow, flowery printed satin, and wanted to make something out of it. If you look at my photos posted here, there is a picture of my outfit. The white top was a store bought piece.
This is how I got the skill, quite a few years ago when I was in the digital print business, I worked with a system that digitally printed images onto fabric. Then learned to sew the product for the customers, to their specs, so I through that, I developed good sewing skills, but dressmaking is quite different. Though one of the neatest things of that job, was that once I got to create, and sew a bunch of pink spandex for a Barbie event!
- October 7, 2019 at 5:58 am #232133Dame Veronica GraunwolfParticipantRegistered On: May 8, 2017Topics: 55Replies: 2065Has thanked: 1742 timesBeen thanked: 1937 times
I have made ear rings, necklaces, jewelry. Have done needle work for repairs in clothing…….Meh….nothing really exciting as dresses.
- October 6, 2019 at 10:03 pm #232057Caty RyanParticipantRegistered On: August 27, 2017Topics: 38Replies: 395Has thanked: 3 timesBeen thanked: 618 times
No but I’ve “repaired” lots of things. Stretched garter belts, “special panties”, (yes those ones !!),when the rubber straps broke and “modifications” were required to make them “fit for purpose)
I would not call it “sewing” by a long chalk. Just needle and thread and “stitch away”.
I would never consider myself good enough to make/repair any outerwear.
PS not sure “panty hose and bird seed” breastforms qualify here. Tho the rats in a shed I once had loved the bird seed…Made my poor”moobs” shiver just typing that….
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- October 6, 2019 at 2:22 pm #231930MarianneAmbassadorRegistered On: May 20, 2017Topics: 10Replies: 404Has thanked: 219 timesBeen thanked: 458 times
I have sewn two dresses and started on a third. The first one was a realisation of a childhood dream of being a fairy tale princess. I had long searched for anything close to that dream gown of my fantasy without any luck. Suddenly one day I saw it in a private advertisement on a website for second hand things. Unfortunately the size was too small for me, but the description said it was home sewn. I started looking around for patterns and not long after I recognised the dress pattern in the German Burda catalogue. I bought it immediately, started looking for an appropriate fabric and finally decided for a bronze coloured satin duchesse with contrasting ribbon in golden yellow.
My wife had brought a sewing machine into our home, but before starting on that, l hand stitched a trial bodice out of cheap bed linnen fabric to be able to adjust the measurements for perfect fit as i had picked up from watching my mother sew for many hours during my upbringing. When l was finally pleased with the fit, i transferred fhe adjustments to clean pattern paper and started cutting out the pieces.
Being the first time I made sych a project, it proceeded slow but methodically. Some instructions I did not fully understand i would check up online on sewing sites for an explanation. I also modified a few details, most importantly lengthening the 3/4 sleeves of the original, widening the shoulder puffs and adjusting the neckline to cover my bra and forms. Finally after about a year it was all finished.
Later i made a red dance dress that was really simple. It only took me one full weekend to sew from scratch.
Both dresses can be seen among my public photos on the site.
- October 10, 2019 at 10:38 am #233666Kim AustinParticipantRegistered On: October 2, 2019Topics: 0Replies: 8Has thanked: 37 timesBeen thanked: 15 times
I checked your photos. I can’t believe you made that dress. Its beautiful. I love it. And the wedding dress is so gorgeous. You look so pretty in it. I saw an antique off white one once. I almost bought it but lost my nerve. After seeing yours I feel my life is incomplete without one lol.
- October 8, 2019 at 6:18 am #232642BobbiParticipantRegistered On: September 13, 2018Topics: 11Replies: 784Has thanked: 725 timesBeen thanked: 1162 times
- October 10, 2019 at 10:54 am #233672MarianneAmbassadorRegistered On: May 20, 2017Topics: 10Replies: 404Has thanked: 219 timesBeen thanked: 458 times
Unfortunately I don’t think there will be many more sewing projects for me. I have had Parkinson’s for seven years and it has tsken much of my fine motorics and precision work. I had plans to sew me an authentic 1860s Southern Belle style dress from the Civil war era, complete with appropriate under garments, but reluctantly have put it on hold for now.
- October 13, 2019 at 3:12 am #234668anne-marieParticipantRegistered On: August 26, 2018Topics: 3Replies: 256Has thanked: 278 timesBeen thanked: 353 times
I’m so sorry to hear about the Parkinson’s. Such a nasty disease. Kinda puts things into perspective I’ve worked with people in my professional practice who have been prescribed meds which eased some of the Parkinson’s symptoms but then induced psychosis – really, really sad and horrible.
I hope treatment where you are is better and helping.
Take good care Marianne.
- October 10, 2019 at 12:24 pm #233691
- October 6, 2019 at 1:40 pm #231917Randi LayneParticipantRegistered On: May 29, 2019Topics: 0Replies: 6Has thanked: 4 timesBeen thanked: 12 times
My answer may be a bit disingenuous since the majority of sewing that I have done has been alterations. I made my own hot pants out of worn jeans. I’ve altered thongs and panties so they fit me better – like buying a size 8 for the larger front and then shortening the other parts to fit my size 6. The front coverage is better that way. The real crazy thing to me is the irregular size standards for women’s things. I’ve bought skirts, sizes 11, 12, 13 and 14 and they all fit just about the same. The styles haven’t been that different so that doesn’t account for the variation. Bottom line? I make alterations to fit my bottom line.
- October 13, 2019 at 2:55 am #234666ParticipantRegistered On: August 26, 2018Topics: 3Replies: 256Has thanked: 278 timesBeen thanked: 353 times
Yes! Woman’s clothes sizes drive me crazy. I can’t remember how many times I’ve bought a skirt or some other item of femme clothing (mainly online) which seemed really nice only to find it doesn’t fit (usually to small!!!!!) Stuff from China is the worst for this. Stuff bought as UK 16 (my size) is often as small as UK size 10 – does my head!!!!
O.K. Mini rant over.
Take care girls.
- October 6, 2019 at 9:14 am #231857Heather JamesonParticipantRegistered On: April 1, 2019Topics: 2Replies: 81Has thanked: 81 timesBeen thanked: 167 times
Accessories, breast forms and hip pads when I was young. Used the cups out of my mom’s bathing suit for a mold and warmed silicone and poured it in to make my first set of breast forms. I then incorporated some small pearl buttons for nipples.
- October 6, 2019 at 8:05 am #231819K SwimParticipantRegistered On: July 8, 2019Topics: 5Replies: 343Has thanked: 162 timesBeen thanked: 441 times
The only things I have ever made myself have mechanical parts and/or electricity running through them….so no.
- October 6, 2019 at 8:56 am #231850Alison AndersonParticipantRegistered On: October 15, 2018Topics: 1Replies: 41Has thanked: 32 timesBeen thanked: 83 times
My daughter has a skirt which you can wire up with twinkling lights, so don’t necessarily count yourself out.
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- October 6, 2019 at 2:37 pm #231944K SwimParticipantRegistered On: July 8, 2019Topics: 5Replies: 343Has thanked: 162 timesBeen thanked: 441 times
That is something that I could easily rig up….but since I have never done it for myself nor am I into wearing skirts, I still have never worn anything I made for myself.
- October 6, 2019 at 6:30 am #231765Patty PhoseParticipantRegistered On: May 7, 2016Topics: 0Replies: 692Has thanked: 336 timesBeen thanked: 916 times
I have often found when I would buy something I thought I would really like but it had to be sexied up to suit my style. I would tailor it to my liking.
- October 6, 2019 at 6:46 am #231772Jenniffer YallenParticipantRegistered On: October 4, 2019Topics: 0Replies: 2Has thanked: 0 timesBeen thanked: 2 times
I’m 6’3”, so taking something in, or lengthening a dress, and Ive done it many times! Who would have thought learning to sew years ago would help me ‘dress’ now, I should have seen it coming!
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- October 11, 2019 at 11:00 pm #234248Sa·man·thaParticipantRegistered On: January 21, 2018Topics: 63Replies: 707Has thanked: 2067 timesBeen thanked: 1568 times
In this instance, I was so excited, I was actually able to squat down and lick the tip of my dripping pussy. It was the first time I got my 8 1/2 inches into my mouth.
Pix or it never happened!! I like the rest of your story just fine but on this count I straight up don’t believe you unless you’re some kind of contortionist or something.
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