Although I understand the sleeve setting part this is definitely not a beginner video. Could you please do a video where a pattern is not involved? I understand that you are a professional but this is not the stage for me, nor is it the stage for any beginner. I was looking for a video that made sleeves without a pattern but this is not it.
+June Brown Nearly 40yrs ago when I learned to sew you had 2 choices if you wanted to learn - 1) buy a pattern & figure it out for yourself or 2) get a book & read about how to do it ... Nowadays you (plural) have MANY more directions to learn from & I'm afraid that despite being spoonfed from every angle - you're still misinformed; dressmaking with a pattern IS right down there at the start for beginners, very shortly after learning to thread a needle on a sewing machine & sew in a straight line. It's how we build the foundations for the more complex & demanding work that will arise in the future ... Drafting patterns for sleeves or anything else is for advanced students with strong knowledge of garment construction - e.g. how different fabrics fall, how they respond to stress of wear. How much ease is required on each different part of the body? Can you sit, run for a bus or raise your hands without the seams splitting? Learning to sew your own garments is the reward for the hard work you've put in to learn sewing theory - you don't get the pretties on the first date with the sewing machine, you need knowledge first - get yourself a book from the library & see what you're missing.
As a (very ill-informed) beginner, you're not in the best position to tell those very experienced ladies what is & isn't suitable learning material, they've taught many while your basic info isn't even correct ... & those other YT videos where people make "clothes" with no knowledge or skill in pattern-making or garment construction, who use scissors like hedge-shears & who have all the sewing technique of a blacksmith? They are not the kind of video you should be taking for gospel about what's for beginners & what's not, they're beginners themselves - & THAT is the blind leading the blind.
hi okay so I was wondering... I accidentally didn't fold my fabric so now I have half of the front and half of the back...and so I was wondering if I cut the other halfs to complete them and then sow it together, will it work???? please answer
If they were going to have a seam up the middle of the front and back, it will work just fine. If one or both of them was to be placed on the fold and have no seam, it will make your garment smaller. You can counter this by using smaller seam allowances and salvage your garment. I promise you that I have sewn for many years and it will work. If you have questions send me a message and I'll help you.
Child marriages are common:
On a recent day, eight community elders sat in a [refugee] camp, some chewing khat, the narcotic leaf favored by most Yemeni men. Seven have married off their girls this year.
Even Salim, the elder who worked at the charity, is preparing to marry off his two daughters, ages 13 and 14. "I want to feel secure of their futures, if only for economic reasons," he said.
Mohammad Ali al-Ansi married off his two girls, ages 13 and 14, in April. "My heart is bleeding inside, but I was forced to do this," he said. "I have no job. Its difficult for me to feed my 10 children." He received $1,600 in dowry for each of his girls, he said. But after paying for their weddings and meeting other debts, the money has nearly run out. "If things get worse, theres no doubt Ill marry off my 12-year-old daughter," Ansi said.
More on Ansis 14-year-old daughter Fatma, married to 21-year-old Zaid:
Fatma spent her day cooking and washing clothes for her in-laws. When asked the name of her husbands family, Fatma didnt know it. She remembers her father telling her and her sister, Amal, that the family needed money. She remembers that Amal was in tears because her new husband was taking her to another region. The two sisters have not seen each other since their weddings.
"I am too young to be married," Fatma said. "I want to study. I want to learn how to write. I have sacrificed for my family," she continued, her voice dropping to a whisper.
Minutes later, her husband arrived at the tent, and Fatma went silent. He said Fatma was "at a good age to marry." When asked if she could attend school, he shook his head no. "Shes a little too old for school," he said.
Female sexual freedom among the Tuareg : Flora Drury has written up the sex habits of the Saharas Muslim Tuareg people based on the work by Henrietta Butler. Some excerpts:
Their men became known as the blue men of the Sahara because the dye from their distinctive indigo scarves rub off onto their faces giving them a mysterious air. The Tuareg evoke images of a long forgotten and romantic age.