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Re: Skeptical Seamstress
« Reply #285 on: February 15, 2012, 06:31:45 PM »
Izzy has great taste ;D

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Re: Skeptical Seamstress
« Reply #286 on: February 15, 2012, 06:42:20 PM »
Izzy has exuberant taste, and a smart mama who helps her express it.
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Re: Skeptical Seamstress
« Reply #287 on: February 16, 2012, 07:00:17 AM »
Is this Skeptress sewing again? Did you manage to find/repair/replace everything from the move?

If so, YAY!

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Re: Skeptical Seamstress
« Reply #288 on: February 16, 2012, 02:23:20 PM »
Is this Skeptress sewing again? Did you manage to find/repair/replace everything from the move?

If so, YAY!

Yes finally!  I've been rather slow to get restarted, but I got my machines back about 2 weeks ago. 
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Re: Skeptical Seamstress
« Reply #289 on: February 16, 2012, 02:48:29 PM »
My mom sewed a lot of our clothes when I was a kid, and she let us pick out patterns and fabrics.  One garment that I utterly cherished was...srsly...a knickers-jumpsuit made from...oh lord...lavender houndstooth polyester double-knit.  Objectively, I'm now sure it was totally hideous, and my mom probably thought so at the time, but since that's what I wanted, she built it for me.

So I'm glad to see that Izzy's mom makes her the exuberant, cheery stuff she wants to wear.  :)
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Re: Skeptical Seamstress
« Reply #290 on: February 20, 2012, 08:53:55 AM »
Oh, an update!

EDIT -

I wonder how much of the style is Skeptress' and how much is her daughter's.  Custom doll clothes, that is cool.  And I mean that in the most masculine way possible.
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Re: Skeptical Seamstress
« Reply #291 on: February 21, 2012, 07:17:18 PM »
A pillow case for each girl. I hate having to dig for the tooth and this was the perfect solution.







Eight Days for Girls Kits.  This is an international organization that gives sanitary kits to girls in Africa.  In each kit are reusable pads, washcloths, panties, soap, and ziploc bags to wash them in.  I was really pleased with these and mailed them off today.  I made two washcloths for each kit, but bought the panties.  I tied the liners up with ribbon because I know I always loved to tie mine hair up with a pretty ribbon.

Washcloths


Liners


Pads


And the bags ready to go.
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Re: Skeptical Seamstress
« Reply #292 on: February 21, 2012, 07:55:28 PM »
I'm so jelly.  Wish I had mad skillz like you.

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Re: Skeptical Seamstress
« Reply #293 on: February 21, 2012, 07:57:18 PM »
I'm so jelly.  Wish I had mad skillz like you.

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Re: Skeptical Seamstress
« Reply #294 on: February 21, 2012, 08:10:56 PM »
+2

Im also having weird cognitive dissonance from the pads. The happy bright patterns are so at odds with the usual way most women react to any mention of menstruation, and both are at odds with my own thoughts on the matter (basically "I dont see what all the fuss is about; no big deal"). My brain is flip flopping all over the place trying to match the concepts with each other.

It sounds like a really good cause, btw. You should be totally proud.
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Re: Skeptical Seamstress
« Reply #295 on: February 21, 2012, 08:57:25 PM »
Thanks everyone.  For the pads I just used whatever I had on hand.  I know they are going to help 8 girls tremendously. 
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Re: Skeptical Seamstress
« Reply #296 on: February 21, 2012, 09:25:52 PM »
Pads



Are they the kind of pads I think they are?  :o
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Re: Skeptical Seamstress
« Reply #297 on: February 21, 2012, 11:02:52 PM »
Are they the kind of pads I think they are?

Depends what you think they are, but probably yes.

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Re: Skeptical Seamstress
« Reply #298 on: February 22, 2012, 12:44:59 AM »
Pads



Are they the kind of pads I think they are?  :o


For menstruation?  Yes they are.  These young women have no access to disposable products and instead use dirty rags, ashes, or sit on mats for the duration having to leave school and or work.  These kits allow them to clean themselves and to continue with their daily lives.  I know lots of women here in the US that started with cloth diapering their children and later turned to cloth products for themselves.
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Re: Skeptical Seamstress
« Reply #299 on: February 22, 2012, 12:32:39 PM »
Pads



Are they the kind of pads I think they are?  :o


For menstruation?  Yes they are.  These young women have no access to disposable products and instead use dirty rags, ashes, or sit on mats for the duration having to leave school and or work.  These kits allow them to clean themselves and to continue with their daily lives.  I know lots of women here in the US that started with cloth diapering their children and later turned to cloth products for themselves.


Have you tried making cloth sanitary pads and selling them online as an additional source of revenue?

 

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