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    Default A new interesting gig involving a sewing machine

    Last night I got a call from a theatre friend asking for my help as a seamstress. She is managing the production crew in a large outdoor concert venue in STL that hosts mostly rock concerts during the summer months. The rock band Heart was in town, starting their tour here and needed some costume alterations for their lead singer. Time was of the essence, she asked if I could come out right away for fittings. Sure, what else could I be doing on Sunday night!

    So I went out, listened to about 15 minutes of their rehearsal. They sound great, but very LOUD! The wardrobe mistress ( who does not sew!) was a lovely woman. We fitted the lead singer, then the drummer for some pairs of pants, took them home and will begin working on the alterations as soon as I stop typing!

    Never know what sewing skills will lead to, earlier this year, a neighbor asked me to sew fabric fan blades!

    Best deal of them all, pays a very good union wage! Hooray!

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    Congratulations Jean. Sounds like a good gig.

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    Wow, and so much fun and excitement. How can a costume mistress not sew?

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    It's sounds like a great gig, which may lead to other interesting opportunities.

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    That's exciting news!
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    Default Re: A new interesting gig involving a sewing machine

    Quote Originally Posted by grammaterry View Post
    Wow, and so much fun and excitement. How can a costume mistress not sew?
    She can mend, but not do alterations. I must say one of the alterations challenged my skills! (Lowering the armholes on a silk vest!) to make it look as it originally looked. It turned out OK, 95% close to original.

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    Default Re: A new interesting gig involving a sewing machine

    How cool is that! You should get a picture with them when you finish the project!
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    Sounds interesting and somewhat fun....good luck!

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    Sounds like fun, Jean! How did you make fabric fan blades? I guess my real question is, how well does a fan with fabric blades work?

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    Default Re: A new interesting gig involving a sewing machine

    Quote Originally Posted by SallyO'Sews View Post
    Sounds like fun, Jean! How did you make fabric fan blades? I guess my real question is, how well does a fan with fabric blades work?
    well, my neighbor is a bit quirky, he had the fan from way back when, someone had replaced the original fabric blades and they needed to be redone again. The blades are stretched with a flexible wire inserted through sleeves sewn in the fabric. I have no idea how it works. But guess he can make it work, he's very mechanical and a real DIY kind of guy.

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