February 15, 2010 3:00am CST
Well, not technically a newbie, but as good as since that's where my skills are at! I'd love to be able to make my own clothes, but at the moment I'm just doing my best not to draw blood by pricking my fingers. My main problem is that I lack confidence to try new things without help and guidance. Plus when I do try things I get very lost and confused. For example, I'm trying to make a headscarf style hair band and after sewing one side perfectly, I can't seem to remember how I did it so I can't get the other side to match up. I'm praying I don't have to unpick all my work for the umpteenth time! Does anyone have any tips or advice for beginning sewers? I have my own machine. I'm also looking for website and book suggestions. My interests lie in vintage clothing styles from the 1920s through to the 1950s.
15 Feb 10
It is a very good intention that you are interested to the vintage style of clothing. Your problem is related to the confidence level. You should try to increase your confidence level. And the the solution to the problem is in practice. Practice makes person perfect. With practice you can increase your skill. And you will be confident day by day. Keep patient and keep it up your effort, Hope that you will be expert in our job.
5 Aug 10
Frustration kills the skill. Moreover that nothing is absolutely perfect. Perfect is just a conception. We increase our skill with our effort. So we should not allow frustration to overshadow our mind. Thanks for your award of best response. Though you award this response as best respond but it is no perfect response of your discussion. So I want to say again that anything is not perfect.
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15 Feb 10
Hi Doll First....RELAX The world won't end if it doesn't match exactly. Most of the time the only one that notices my mistakes is me. Just do and and wear it. Do not worry about it. The next will get better. Practice makes perfect. xooxxoxoxo