Sewing Newbie

by Simoree on November 21, 2011 · 3 comments

in Vintage Sewing

Hi all! My name is Simoree (most people call me Smee) and I’m relatively new to sewing. I was gifted a simple little Brother XL-5340 that I named Lynette, and so far together we’ve made a few simple costumes (Arthur and Patsy from Monty Python for my girl and I last year is my favourite so far).  As a WWII history nerd, I’m drawn the styles of the late 30s-early 40s with a little 50s and 60s thrown in. I’ve lurked here for a long time but have never felt qualified to really post anything, as I am mainly a knitter and am looking to get into more sewing projects as a way to preserve my wrists.

I’m looking forward to getting into my grandmother’s stash and seeing what she has collected over the years. Already she’s given me a few Christmas decorating and craft books from the 70s, and I’m sure there are some from before that hidden somewhere. I am also looking forward to getting to know everyone here and possibly picking your brains for helpful hints and tricks to become better with sewing.

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I am a transplanted-Northerner living in the Dallas area with my native Texan hubby and our not-so-Southern-Belle of a girl. I am a novice with a sewing machine, but with my new-to-me Brother machine Lynette, I hope to change that. I generally spend my time knitting and playing in a community orchestra and flute choir. Of course, that's when I'm not working or attending my girl's band functions. I am also trying to get back to my military fighting shape after WAY too many years of enjoying the fantastic Texas food.

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Deb November 21, 2011 at 10:14 pm

Welcome Smee! I can’t wait to see what you create and share with us! I just joined recently too after reading and commenting for ages.


Katherine November 21, 2011 at 11:16 pm

Yay for history nerds! Welcome, Smee! We’re looking forward to seeing what you come up with – don’t ever feel shy about posting :D


lizzy November 22, 2011 at 12:31 pm

Hi! Welcome! And post about your sewing when you have time, I love to see what everybody post here in sew retro


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