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The Great Wave

This is my recreation of "The Great Wave off Kanagawa," famous woodblock print by Hiroshige. Using Zwade (a fusible synthetic suede) made the fine, white foam detail on the wave easier, as it...


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Re: Metallic Magic

You did a great job! I've sewn with this fabric and must say that it was a challenge to work with--trying not to crush the little wrinkles and still get the seams pressed open.

Re: The Piper Gown

Fabulous!

Re: Piper's princess dress

This is gorgeous! I'm sure that Piper felt like beautiful. Congratulations on your original design.

Re: Burberry Inspired Dress

Very clever pockets on a great looking dress! Congratulations on your successful project.

Re: Enter to Win an Oliso Pro Smart Iron!

I stand on a gel mat to keep my legs from getting tired while I'm ironing. I'd use this new iron immediately for everything because the iron I have is awful. I'm working on re-creating some sentimental clothing that I made in high school 50 years ago.

Re: Sew and Win: There's Time to Enter the ASG 2011 Creativity Contest

Why would you have this announcement from 2011?

Re: Book and DVD Giveaway: Claire B. Shaeffer's "Couture Sewing: Tailoring Techniques"

I've decided that I must win this book. I would especially like to see couture seam finishes.

Re: Magazine Giveaway: Sew Home

I'd get rid of my 13-year old kitchen. Stainless steel and black granite don't do much for me anymore.

Re: A Quick Fix for a Baggy Blue Coat

Kenneth, I always think you are a genius, and I'm sure you look great in your $3 find.

Re: More Fortuny! Yes, More!

Hi Kenneth. Thank you for always sharing your expertise with us. I think you are just so smart and cute. You mention your new steam iron. I hate my iron and want a new one, and truly, for this one important tool, price is no object. What iron did you choose?

Re: Book Giveaway: "Schiaparelli & Prada: Impossible Conversations"

Choose me please. I love shocking pink color, and my cat is named Prada.

Re: Book Giveaway: "Quilt Love"

I'd like to try quilting.

Re: Kid's Fashion Giveaway: "The Fashion Designer's Handbook"

Wouldn't I have loved to get this when I was a little girl!

Re: Watch Me As I Walk Away

Very clever! Eccentric but good eccentric. I'll try it.

Re: BOOK GIVEAWAY: "All Sewn Up"

Last year I sewed aprons for all of my girl cousins. Will try to do something similar this year too, as I rediscovered the joys of sewing with 100% cotton, miles of bias binding, and some of the vintage tools in my collection, such as the ruffler and binding foot.

Re: BOOK GIVEAWAY: "All Sewn Up"

Last year I sewed aprons for all of my girl cousins. Will try to do something similar this year too, as I rediscovered the joys of sewing with 100% cotton, miles of bias binding, and some of the vintage tools in my collection, such as the ruffler and binding foot.

Re: BOOK GIVEAWAY: "American Menswear"

I like men's suits from the 1930s because of the fitted waist. Also the hats, of course! I wish they would make a true comeback.

Re: Enter the Thrift Store Runway Fashion Contest!

If I'm in a thrift store, I usually look at the sweaters because, although I am a good seamstress, I do not knit. Oten they are all wool and handknit, and sometimes they are completely unworn--I suspect these were gift items unappreciated by the recipient. I buy virtually any size and try to block them to fit me. If that's not successful, I'll cut them up and make something interesting!

Re: Independent Pattern Companies

A Danish company, shopOnion by MariaDenmark, offers its patterns online. All of them have English instructions. Very nice, somewhat basic but up-to-date clothing that is easy to construct.

Re: Book Giveaway: "Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty"

Alexander McQueen was a genius. I'm sure I'll add this book to my collection, but I'd love to WIN it rather than buy it.

Re: Book Giveaway: "Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty"

Alexander McQueen was a genius. I'm sure I'll add this book to my collection, but I'd love to WIN it rather than buy it.

Re: Making Pretty Buttonholes

This is so smart! Why don't you publish this is the magazine so nobody will miss this great tip?