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Leawood, KS, US

I am a stay at home mom with three wonderful teenagers and a great husband. I recently lost 60 pounds and am excited about sewing a new wardrobe for myself.

craft interests: fashion, restyle, sewing

Member Since: 09/09/2011

recent comments

Re: Book Giveaway: "The Big Book of Flax"

I would love to learn more about Flax. I have never sewn with but if it is similar to linen I think it would be a wonderful fabric to begin using more.

Re: Video: Learn the Basics of Fashion Illustration from Yelen Aye

Yelen makes it look so easy. Just needed to add a happy little purse here or there. I am going to try this while I watch the video. Yelen is great. Thanks

Re: BOOK GIVEAWAY: "Famous Frocks" by Sara Alm and Hanna McDevitt

This would be so fun to have. I think I would like to create the Stevie Nicks looks for myself. I love the bohemian sheek look. My daughter would go for the Audrey Hepburn patterns.

Re: Video: Make Your Own Dress Form, Part 2

This 2nd part, along with the 1st part is a great demonstration on how to make a customized dress form. Thank you Threads. I love being a part of this community!

Are there any tricks to prevent the form you have demonstrate from becoming lopsided? Does it matter if it is not perfectly smooth?

Re: BOOK GIVEAWAY: "Sweet Stitches from the Heart"

I don't care how much a machine cost...machine embroidery will never surpass the beauty of hand embroidery.

Re: Video: Make Your Own Dress Form, Part 1

Thanks. This is so helpful and you taught it very well. I can't wait to try this! Would preparing a form for a man use the same process? I am beginning to make suits for my husband and think it would be a great option for tailoring jackets for him as well. Additionally, are pant forms ever made?

Re: BOOK GIVEAWAY: "The Colette Sewing Handbook" by Sarai Mitnick

I love learning. This book could help me grow in my love of sewing.

Re: BOOK GIVEAWAY: "The Colette Sewing Handbook" by Sarai Mitnick

Thanks Threads...I just learned about Colette patterns. I love the Macaron dress pattern. The books looks wonderful.

Re: MAGAZINE GIVEAWAY: "Quick Stuff to Sew"

My daughter, a first year college student, has made lots of new friends. Over the fall break we plan to make some travel jewelry carriers for all her new friends.

Re: Book Giveaway: Seventeenth-Century Women's Dress Patterns

I love to learn. I would love to investigate how the construction of clothing has changed and remained the same. This knowledge will enhance my skills as a seamstress and I would love to pass along this knowledge to other sewing enthusiast that I know.