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Austin, TX, US

craft interests: embroidery, fashion, paper-crafts, quilting, sewing

Gender: Female

Member Since: 04/20/2010

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Rockabilly Red Dress

I adore sewing period and period-inspired garments, and this is my interpretation of a rockabilly vintage party dress. My red velvet, fully lined, princess seam dress was inspired by vintage styles...

Flouncy Blouse Redo

This shirt uses the same fabric from the flouncy blouse I draped and designed, but it was created using a pattern. It still has some fit issues, but it turned out to be wearable.

Flouncy blouse

I sketched this flouncy blouse to do something with some gorgeous blue fabric I had. I then draped my design, made a muslin and this is the end result. I used an asymmetrical flounce across the...

Owly shirt

I made this shirt to look nearly identical to the pattern front. I used great owl and splatter cotton quilting fabric from M'Liss Rae Hawley.

Two piece wedding dress

I made this wedding dress as two pieces. I used commercial patterns for both pieces. Corset The top is a satin boned victorian-style corset lined with cotton. I used Laughing Moon's Dore corset...

recent comments

Re: Enter to Win an Oliso Pro Smart Iron!

The best ironing tip I have is to iron every seam as you sew it. Not only will this make a more professional looking sewn product, but it will be less time standing at the ironing board at the end of a project. I plan to use the Oliso® Pro™ Smart Iron with all of my garment making!

Re: Project Runway Season 12: Episode 1 "Sky's the Limit"

I am a little disgusted with Timothy. I value where he is trying to come from as an environmentalist, but the way he treated his model is what bothered me the most. I am glad that she chose not to do his interpretive waddle choreography, but annoyed that she didn't get hair and makeup.

Re: Project Runway Season 11, Episode 10: "The Art of Fashion"

I definitely think Michelle deserved the win, as the fabric and avant garde design was all her. If Michelle does not win this season I will be very upset with the judges. She is clearly a good designer, good at construction and form, and she is PROFESSIONAL. She handled Stanley's win with grace. That makes her the top designer, imho. Layana annoys me. She needs to focus more on fashion and less on attacking anyone she doesn't find perfect.

Re: Project Runway Season 11, Episode 8: "Take It All Off!"

These were atrocious! I never went to fashion school, and have been mostly self taught, but I can make a men's shirt! Even just making a men's shirt from a commercial pattern gives you tricks for menswear. The collar? Seriously?! You don't know that you have to interface and strengthen a basic collar? You do the same thing with women's wear! That's shlocky and unacceptable.

Re: BOOK GIVEAWAY: A Field Guide to Fabric Design

I'm trying to design a collection for Spring/Summer 2013 which will include fabrics I have designed (and have printed via someplace like Spoonflower). While I have digital design knowledge, this will be the first time I'm going to attempt fabric design; this book would certainly help my creative process!

Re: A Fashionable App

Eventually there will be sewing apps for Android, too!

Re: DVD GIVEAWAY: Threads Magazine Archive, 1985-2011

This would be an amazing resource to have. As a new mom and a lifetime sewing enthusiast I spend hours with each issue of Threads I have. It is so wonderful that Taunton produces this archive so that we could reference issues from the past, even ones that are out of print! Threads is the number one magazine for garment sewing techniques, and I would love to have this DVD.

Re: Project Runway 9: "The Art of the Matter"

I at least appreciated this episode more than previous episodes this season. The avant garde challenge showed a more realistic assessment of the contestant's design and construction skills. I thought Becky's was almost there.... a bright lining would have been perfect. I enjoy watching Tim Gunn's Workroom videos on the PR website. He is a true fashion/sewing master and I enjoy watching his more detailed critiques.

Re: The Lord Mayor's New Clothes (Elizabethan England)

I love slash and puff designs! Very nice.

Re: Project Runway 9: "All About Nina"

I was a bit offended by Joanna Coles comment about a stay at home mom wearing Danielle's green outfit while making baby food. I'm a mom AND a fashionista! That's really stereotypical of her and I thought she would know her Marie Claire readers a little better than that. Not everyone who enjoys style is a single woman living in NYC or LA.

Re: Project Runway 9: My Pet Project

Olivier's design was not only unflattering and, well, ugly, he is pretentious with his fake "I'm not really from Ohio" accent. I thought the birdseed dress was significantly better, even if it was too short. I was disappointed how much they hated Fallene's dress though - I adored it! I loved the colors. I am sad she didn't step up to defend her design though... always defend your own design!!

Re: Book Giveaway: "Threads Sewing Guide"

This looks like a very comprehensive book. I can't wait to have my own copy!

Re: Word up, it's Word Girl!

Awesome. I <3 word girl... the costume is adorable!

Re: Doctor Who -- The Fourth Doctor

I am trying desperately to knit one of those scarves... the recycled sweaters are great!!

Re: Silk Bra-Cup Corset

Very nice looking bodice.

Re: Quincinera

This is a gorgeous quince dress!

Re: Book Giveaway: "Embroidered Textiles" by Sheila Paine

Oh my gorgeous. I have not done embroidery in awhile, but this is inspiring! My mother taught me hand embroidery before any other sewing skills; I have never done machine embroidery.

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

Is this issue available for sale in bookstores? I must find a copy!

Re: 1887 Silk Bat

This is amazing! What a huge investment in recreating this Victorian design. I especially love the knife pleats in the skirt.

Re: How did you learn to sew?

My mother taught me to sew first by teaching embroidery skills, then with small projects such as pillows. She taught me to hand sew before machine sewing. I remember sewing being part of Home Ec in middle school, but I didn't get much out of it. I made pillows and some other craft projects until high school, where I graduated to quilts and clothing. My high school still offered a sewing class, and I made my own prom dress.