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Title: Friends of FlaRF ?
Post by: Betty Munro on August 13, 2011, 02:16:00 PM
I'm new to SoFl.  I've put FlaRF on my calendar.  I'd like to make some face to face Ren friends before season starts ... in 6 months.  (I'm thinking ahead).
helllloooooo
Title: Re: Friends of FlaRF ?
Post by: Toua Taru on August 13, 2011, 02:32:10 PM
Welcome welcome! I hope the heat doesn't chase you away (should be cooling off in the next few months, hopefully).

I'm on the same page, FLaRF is nice and marked on my calendar too  ;D  I know I'd like to meet some fellow FlaRFians at the events.
Title: Re: Friends of FlaRF ?
Post by: Auryn on September 26, 2011, 12:41:00 PM
Hello hello
sorry it took me so long to see this.
im just so used to the flarf board being dead.

Where are you guys located?
 I am on boynton.
Title: Re: Friends of FlaRF ?
Post by: Betty Munro on September 26, 2011, 09:51:09 PM
I'm West of Palm Beach.
Title: Re: Friends of FlaRF ?
Post by: Toua Taru on September 27, 2011, 12:46:16 PM
Yeah, the FLARF boards are fairly quiet. I'm in the Stuart/Palm City area
Title: Re: Friends of FlaRF ?
Post by: Betty Munro on September 27, 2011, 09:31:42 PM
I would love to have a garb sewing group, or make a car pool trip to the fabric district.  Is the closest fabric district in Miami?  Or do they have one in West Palm or Ft Lauderdale?
Title: Re: Friends of FlaRF ?
Post by: Auryn on October 04, 2011, 09:21:44 AM
Brilliant,
I would love to finally have some fellow sewing friends.
To be honest I haven't been able to find a fabric district, at least not like they have in LA.
There are several big fabric stores scattered in broward and miami dade county.
Feel free to pm me or find me on google + or facebook

on facebook you can find me as Auryn
on google + as Erika Terrosa
Title: Re: Friends of FlaRF ?
Post by: Toua Taru on October 06, 2011, 02:29:05 PM
I'm not sure if there are any fabric districts near me. I actually haven't even heard of the term before I guess with the exception from watching Project Runway. But we just have a JoAnn's and Hobby Lobby in the area. In terms of "districts" I think Miami would be the closest.

I like the idea of a sewing group. It would be a good way to meet you all outside of faire. Actually Betty, after talking with you through some pm's, I went looking at some different fabrics for ideas and started drawing a mockup of the garb I'd like to attempt. :) Now I just have to put it from paper to a sewing table.

Would it be a good idea to invest in a dress form mannequin? I had seen one on clearance at Hobby Lobby about a week ago
Title: Re: Friends of FlaRF ?
Post by: Auryn on October 06, 2011, 03:43:23 PM
I bought Victoria (my mannequin) about 3 years ago and she has been invaluable to me.
I bought a regular "dress mannequin" not the kind with the adjustable knobs.
I know a lot of people that like the adjustable ones, but I know just as many people who think they are cheaply made and brake easily.
So I compromised and bought a mannequin whose measurements were as close to mine as I could get, then I padded her up in all the right places :).
Title: Re: Friends of FlaRF ?
Post by: Toua Taru on October 08, 2011, 01:31:57 PM
Thanks so much. I'm new when it comes to clothes making. I'll have to keep a nice eye out next time I'm out.