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I am pleased to make your acquaintance!
February 14, 2013
10:55 pm
periodpawz
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My name is Leta (pronounced LEE’ tuh), a name of Spanish origin meaning “God’s benevolence”.  It is difficult to say where this all started really, but a passion for vintage fashion and a love of history are at the root.  I am American born, but have lived most of my life in Ireland.  I turned 30 in November and promised myself I’d do something big this year, and my something big is the Sense and Sensibility tour.  I look forward to meeting those who will also be attending, and getting to know you all!  I love dressmaking, and will be making three dresses for the trip to England from Jenny’s patterns.  I’ve only done a little historical sewing and look forward to this new era!!  I am neither talented or quick and constantly pester Katrina for assistance but I know I can learn much here!!

 
God Bless!
 
Leta
February 18, 2013
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Welcome, Leta!

Sounds like a great ‘big’ thing to for this year! :)  I hope your celebration is everything you hope and more.

Start your sewing now, and you should be all set for September. :)  Enjoy the process.

 

Carol

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February 18, 2013
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Welcome!

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February 18, 2013
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periodpawz
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carol said
Welcome, Leta!

Sounds like a great ‘big’ thing to for this year! :)  I hope your celebration is everything you hope and more.

Start your sewing now, and you should be all set for September. :)  Enjoy the process.

 

Carol

Oh yes indeed the material for dress one has been ordered almost a week and while it’s on the way here, I’m cutting mock ups from scrap fabric to check fit and to tailor.  Let the toiles begin!!  :D

 

February 19, 2013
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Katrina Ariana
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Welcome, Leta!! 

I’m so glad you’ve joined this board!  I think you will like it a lot.  :)   But you certainly never pester me!!  I always love emailing about sewing projects, and I know your creations for this trip are going to be really lovely.

 

Happy sewing!

 

Katrina

February 19, 2013
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periodpawz
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Thank you Katrina you are very sweet!!  If it’s sewing you love to talk about we shall get on capitally, i am the very same!!!!grin

February 19, 2013
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periodpawz said
Thank you Katrina you are very sweet!!  If it’s sewing you love to talk about we shall get on capitally, i am the very same!!!!grin

 

Oh yes, I’m quite sure we will be fast friends!  And these tours are made up of such like-minded people that no one can help but become “kindred spirits”, as Anne Shirley would say. :)

February 22, 2013
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Elisabeth MossyMeadow
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Welcome!

 

“Something big” is the best way to get into a hobby like this – just don’t get overwhelmed! I remember my last “something big” – costuming a 1920s theatre production with accurately reproduced clothes – and I’m still finding out how much I love the 1920s two and a half years later! Immersion is a fantastic way to get into something. Have fun!

February 23, 2013
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Gwen Coppari
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Hi Leta,

I am originally from Ireland but I now live in Verona , Italy.I was born in Dublin and studied fashion design at NCAD. Do you know it? When I was studying there were no proper costume courses, so I don’t what the situation is like now in Ireland? What part of Ireland are you from?

This is a great forum. Everybody is so kind and encouraging and it’s a “safe” place to share your work. I think that’s how I started sharing a little of my work and then got the courage to go back to “school” and study costume design in London. I’ve only been back in the forum again since January.
So here’s to BIG things in 2013!!!!

Welcome :-)

Gwen

February 25, 2013
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periodpawz
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Italy, REALLY???  I’ve always thought the scenery there was unreal, I especially love Tuscany.  I’m down here in Cork, have you been home recently Gwen?  Are you going on the tour?

February 26, 2013
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Gwen Coppari
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Cork! Lovely! What part? Cork city ? or county? My Mum is from Kinsale Cork. I am a Dubliner but I feel more at home down in Cork. Lots of nice memories of summer holidays. My grandmother was a dressmaker and we used to watch old movies together and she would explain how the clothes were made so I owe all of it to her!!! I learnt to sew at 4 years of age. Started making dolls clothes……… and then later started making them for grown ups….
My Grandmother also trained as a lacemaker (Carrickmacross lace and traditional Irish crochet) So my fashion and textile heritage comes from that part of the world.

I’m afraid I haven’t been back in 2 years (my Mum keeps asking when am I coming back!!). It’s easier and far cheaper to pop over to London from here. Dublin is a lot more expensive.

It’s always been my dream to come to Bath in September for the Jane Austen festival. Or at least take part in the Promenade. I could never find someone to go with me. (Hubby won’t go anywhere). I will try and organise it this year.
You’ve inspired me.

February 26, 2013
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Gwen, you don’t need to find someone to go with. You would be welcome to meet up with the Sensibility group on the morning of the Parade. We already have a couple of non-forum/tour people joining us. Several of my friends have linked up with us over the past years. You’ve already met me, so you wouldn’t be entirely oin your own. (Just don’t leave booking a hotel till the last minute – Bath gets full up for the Festival!)

Suzi

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February 26, 2013
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Gwen Coppari said
Cork! Lovely! What part? Cork city ? or county? My Mum is from Kinsale Cork. I am a Dubliner but I feel more at home down in Cork. Lots of nice memories of summer holidays. My grandmother was a dressmaker and we used to watch old movies together and she would explain how the clothes were made so I owe all of it to her!!! I learnt to sew at 4 years of age. Started making dolls clothes……… and then later started making them for grown ups….
My Grandmother also trained as a lacemaker (Carrickmacross lace and traditional Irish crochet) So my fashion and textile heritage comes from that part of the world.

I’m afraid I haven’t been back in 2 years (my Mum keeps asking when am I coming back!!). It’s easier and far cheaper to pop over to London from here. Dublin is a lot more expensive.

It’s always been my dream to come to Bath in September for the Jane Austen festival. Or at least take part in the Promenade. I could never find someone to go with me. (Hubby won’t go anywhere). I will try and organise it this year.
You’ve inspired me.

Don’t be afraid of going on your own. I made lots of new friends just going on the promenade. (I even blogged about my trip) I wish I could go this year but untill I find a new job I won’t have the funds…which is a shame coz I’ve got lots of ideas for my outfit.

 

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February 27, 2013
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periodpawz
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Kinsale really???????????????????  I’m in Carrigaline just up the road!!!!

March 2, 2013
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Well well  this is a small world.  I know Carraigline very well

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