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I love Stanley's dress. It is definitely RTW. Being only 4'11" tall, I totally disagree with SOLI about this dress being wearable only if tall. It is a fun, very comfortable looking dress. It can be dressed up or down. I would wear with flip-flop shoes in summer. As for Michelle-who does she design for?! Not one single outfit would I wear, not even the one for the NM challenge which looked like a paper sack on the model and especially on the window mannequin. How did she win this challenge, I'll never understand it! My advise for Michelle is to try some humility every once in a while. She is so full of herself! Daniel's outfit was very wearable, too, and would look lovely on anyone regardless of height. Patricia has a wonderful creative spirit in her. I would love to see her create a quilt.
As a quilter, my advice is to use a 1/4" foot to achieve the most accurate stitch line.
When my greyhound died, I was very sad. I started making an appliqué memorial quilt. Greyhounds are very muscular and strong, and I wanted this to come out on the quilt. The nature of appliqué is usually flat. I knew that I had to do something different. Out of love for my dog, I created a different type of appliqué that showed muscle, sleekness, and texture. Everyone who saw the quilt hanging in the house said that I should submit the quilt in a show or the state fair. I had never done a show and was petrified of submitting. That was not why I had made this quilt. It was to help me get through my grieving. Reluctantly, I submitted the quilt in the state fair. I was astounded to receive a second place ribbon. The judges told me that they had never seen my appliqué technique before and asked me if I could please teach it to them! I was totally shocked. Out of sadness came a very beautiful quilt that was created from my heart and soul.
Kenneth, you look divine in this jacket! Would you be able to explain how leather becomes shocking pink?
I absolutely love this look! It is so playful and fresh and not ordinary. It has personality! It's wonderful that the inside is as beautiful as the outside. The fabric is gorgeous. I've been wanting to do this for a while and now I am truly inspired. For all you folks who think that this look is for the young---well, too bad! I'm 57, and it is totally me. You've all missed the point. The exposed zipper only works on a beautifully executed piece, otherwise, it will look sloppy. I think that's the problem. You don't sew as perfectly as you may like, therefore, the exposed zipper is a challenge for you to pull it off properly Solution? Invest time in honing your sewing skills, invest in a pattern that compliments your figure, and invest money to purchase the most perfect fabric. What is left? You will need the pattern that best compliments your figure to tie the look all together. Is this for a mundane job at the office? No. Is it for a statement piece? Yes!
The top and bottom raw edges of the new false hem were addressed but not the false hem's raw SIDE seams. After letting out and pressing the original skirt's hem, you will have to then loosen one original SIDE or back seam by one inch. If the skirt was sirged, you will have approx. a 1/4 inch SIDE seam. If the skirt was conventually sewn, you will have a 5/8" seam. Place both the false hem's and the skirt's hem edges good sides together. Now align the false hem's SIDE seam to the skirt's SIDE seam that was just loosened. Pin to avoid slippage. Start stitching at this point. This will allow you to begin stitching the false hem's 1/4" seam at the very beginning of the original skirt's SIDE seam raw edge. After you have stitched the entire circumference of the false skirt's hem, you will be ending at the very end of the other skirt's original raw edged SIDE seam. You will now need to cut any extra false hem fabric that has extended past this SIDE seam edge. Now to finish the SIDE seam. Duplicate the way the original SIDE seams were sewn starting where you loosened the seam originally. If the seam was originally pressed open make sure the new false hem SIDE seam is pressed open, as well. Now, the new false hem is ready to be flipped up to be sewn to the back of the skirt. This article was not written for inexperienced sewers and it needed to be. An experienced seamstress would not have needed to have directions at all because this is a simple procedure for us. More steps and explanation of terms needed to be given.
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