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Originally Posted by otc View Post

I just sewed something real with my sewing machine.

Bought it a bit over a month ago and fully refurbished it to get it running smoothly. Finally got everything set up to run decently and was able to shorten (hem?) some curtains for my bedroom.

It's nowhere near perfect, but I've learned a couple things to watch out for (both with my machine and with the right order to do things in since I am a newb when it comes to anything behind mending old clothes). Next time will be even better.
This is excellent! The best advice I was given when I was starting to learn (2.5 years ago) was to check YouTube for any techniques I wasn't sure about.
post #29402 of 43981
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Originally Posted by Connemara View Post

I've only ever seen the first few seasons.

Don't go any further. Be happy with what you've seen.
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Go G!

OTC, if you need practice I have some curtains that need hemming smile.gif
post #29404 of 43981
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Originally Posted by MrG View Post

Thanks, everyone!

And one more round of thanks to all of you who've encouraged me to pursue this and put up with my bitching about all of it. SF is full of some good folks.

I'd love to buy everybody something, but I'm sill a small timer. This was sort of a calculated lateral move. I'm not getting a huge raise, but I'm getting a better title and my foot into the door of a system that is known for fostering career growth.

great news, m! and good luck on the move!
post #29405 of 43981
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Originally Posted by otc View Post

I just sewed something real with my sewing machine.

Bought it a bit over a month ago and fully refurbished it to get it running smoothly. Finally got everything set up to run decently and was able to shorten (hem?) some curtains for my bedroom.

It's nowhere near perfect, but I've learned a couple things to watch out for (both with my machine and with the right order to do things in since I am a newb when it comes to anything behind mending old clothes). Next time will be even better.

Nice, man.

Do you plan on ever learning how to tailor your own clothes? It's secretly a skill I really, really want to learn and develop because a) it's fucking cool, and b) tailoring is expensive, lols.
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Had a really great day today. Didn't even have to use my AK. Gotta say it was a good day.
post #29407 of 43981
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Originally Posted by imatlas View Post

Go G!

OTC, if you need practice I have some curtains that need hemming smile.gif

lol, I'm going skiing this weekend and I lost my neck warmer (my jacket's neck opening is a bit too big and it gets drafty)...so I have some fleece and will be making another one which should take care of this weekend's practice.
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Originally Posted by GreenFrog View Post

Nice, man.

Do you plan on ever learning how to tailor your own clothes? It's secretly a skill I really, really want to learn and develop because a) it's fucking cool, and b) tailoring is expensive, lols.

I'd like to learn a few more basic alterations (particularly shirts and top-block pants work). I'm ok with hand sewing, but most of the machine work I have done has been particularly utilitarian so I have never had to worry about even seams and making everything look nice.

Now that I have a machine, I don't have to save up all of my repair projects until I go home for christmas (sucks to shelve a pair of jeans in august because they need crotch repair that can't be done until christmas). That kind of stuff is super easy...
post #29408 of 43981
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Originally Posted by MrG View Post

The job, I got It!

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Congrats dude.
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Originally Posted by Connemara View Post

I've only ever seen the first few seasons.

I'm only watching the conspiracy episodes, fuck monster of the week bullshit, and I'm to, IIRC, SE3. Its pretty good even for being really schlocky.



Why Ed, that looks like a Christmas greeting from the Pope. Why yes, yes it is. This has inspired me. Every year when I send Christmas cards I will throw in a few odd, "important" people but not like, the President because everyone does that, but assuming Beatrix' abdication is complete, the King of the Netherlands,the head of the Indian Parliament, and whoever is in charge of the Masons, just to see if I get cards in response.
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Mrs. Piob ordered a bunch of M&Ms off the Netwebs. Each one has a headshot of one of our three cats.
post #29410 of 43981
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Originally Posted by Piobaire View Post

Mrs. Piob ordered a bunch of M&Ms off the Netwebs. Each one has a headshot of one of our three cats.

dude...so fucking gay.

some cougar/milf just tried to chat me up in the elevator.
post #29411 of 43981
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Originally Posted by edinatlanta View Post

dude...so fucking gay.

I find it endearing that she would do something so sentimental yet frivolous. Completely outside her usual logical engineer's mode.
post #29412 of 43981
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Originally Posted by edinatlanta View Post

Congrats dude.
I'm only watching the conspiracy episodes, fuck monster of the week bullshit, and I'm to, IIRC, SE3. Its pretty good even for being really schlocky.



Why Ed, that looks like a Christmas greeting from the Pope. Why yes, yes it is. This has inspired me. Every year when I send Christmas cards I will throw in a few odd, "important" people but not like, the President because everyone does that, but assuming Beatrix' abdication is complete, the King of the Netherlands,the head of the Indian Parliament, and whoever is in charge of the Masons, just to see if I get cards in response.

The conspiracy episodes lead to shit. Total let down.

And you got your christmas card too late, he's not even the pope anymore.
post #29413 of 43981
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Originally Posted by Piobaire View Post

I find it endearing that she would do something so sentimental yet frivolous. Completely outside her usual logical engineer's mode.

Well in that case.... awwwwwwwwwwwww.
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also, if I'm approving that means you know it is really gay.
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Originally Posted by harvey_birdman View Post

The conspiracy episodes lead to shit. Total let down.

And you got your christmas card too late, he's not even the pope anymore.

Well I figured considering David Duchovny left and that bald dude joined with Scully. Also I remember the talk when the series was ending was...wtf.
post #29414 of 43981
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Originally Posted by MrG View Post

The job, I got It!

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Congrats!
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Originally Posted by Connemara View Post

I've only ever seen the first few seasons.

Two years ago I rewatched the whole thing. Awesome. Even after Duchovony left there was something that kept you watching. I still don't think I totally understand all of the conspiracy stuff though.
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