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Ursala the Teacher

I first designed the costume - considering my friends needs as a teacher of 2nd graders. She needed to move and bend and not get caught between desks. The outfit is a two-piece. I designed the skirt...

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Re: MAGAZINE AND DVD GIVEAWAY: "Teach Yourself to Sew"

Would love to get this to use in helping my daughters learn some valuable skills.

Re: Project Runway: Season 8 - Finale Part 2

What were they thinking? The judges have repeatedly chosen the most outlandish designer (say Christian?). However, never would I have chosen Gretchen's line. BORING.

Both Mondo and Andy presented a show that said "wow, style and excitement for a woman's body." Though Mondo created the more colorful examples of color, Andy's pieces were incredible - even in gray and bright leaf green. Andy was my choice, hands down, during this competition. It was beautiful.

I am so disappointed in the decision of Season 8, so dissappointed. Agree with previous post - we wore her clothes in the 70's - never want to go back there again.

Maybe it is time for Project Runway to hire some new judges. I personally would like to see Michael Kors get the boot!!!

Re: Starter Machines and Beginning Sewers

As cute as these machines are - they are not worth your time nor money. My sister and I purchased a couple of these "child-sized" machines in preparation to teach young children to sew, but once we had them and started to play around with them, we took them back. The machines clunk, stitching tension is almost impossible to correct. Others may find more success.

I have found that the greatest frustration in learning to sew is using a machine that constantly needs fixing. The individual finds no joy, and is discouraged to try again. So it is far better to have a simple machine that works well - such as the Singer Featherweight, or an older "metal" machine that is steady and true.