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JennyEbner

Jenny Ebner, Springfield, OH, US
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I have been sewing since I was 8. I took fashion design in college, but never finished. Later became a court reporter and have been one for 37 years,as a profession. But I have continued all those years and learning more and more about sewing,making all my clothes and some for members of my family. I also knit. For exercise I snowski, rollerblade, swim, windsurf and work out at a gym. I live in Ohio but I work in Connecticut two weeks out of every month.

craft interests: fashion, holidays, knitting, sewing

Gender: Female

Member Since: 10/06/2009

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Jenny's Sewing

I have been sewing all my life, practically, starting with I was eight.  I mostly enjoy couture projects, and have benefitted tremendously by taking classes from Susan Khalje and Kenneth King...


recent comments

Re: Under the Gunn, Episode 5: "Hit the Stage"

Isabelle needs to learn that there are always designers out there that know something you don't and you can learn something from EVERYONE!!!

Re: How to Draft a Square Sleeve Cap

Love it. Thanks. Will use it soon. Jenny

Re: Video: How to Create Curved Tucks

Kenneth, I love the pleats and would like to use them on a bodice of a dress I have in mind to make. My concern is the weight of the finished garment. Is there something you use as the base that is lightweight? Jenny

Re: The Box Pleat Experiments, Part 2: Cross drape trim

As always I love what you do. Will definitely try these pleats.

Re: The Box Pleat Experiments, Part One: Single and Double Garland Trim

Love the pleats and will use them soon. Thanks. It is settled. You are definitely one very talented designer.

Re: Black Sequin Dress - Angelina Jolie Inspired

I love it and think it is fabulous.

Re: Re-create Couture Pleated Silk Organza Panels

Many years ago I did a similar process with a silk fabric, and made a jacket. I never thought of trying to have the pleats not be to one side or the other and I love the way you did these pleats. Thanks for the tutorial.

Re: How to Add Mock Cuffs on Short Sleeves

I have been using this method on both short sleeves, long sleeves and some jackets for years. Love it.

Re: A Beautiful Hem for a Four-Ply Silk Crepe

Once again, awesome. Thank you.

Re: Re-Create Pleated Edging

Great. I am looking forward to trying these out in one of my upcoming sewing projects. Thanks again.

Re: Re-Create Pleated Edging

Great. I am looking forward to trying these out in one of my upcoming sewing projects. Thanks again.

Re: Win a Copy of Smart Fitting with Kenneth D. King on DVD

Kenneth King is the best and to have his new DVD would be awesome. Having taken a class with Kenneth on fitting pants, I am well aware how talented he is, and to be able to cash in on his knowledge of fitting other garments would be so incredibly helpful.

Re: The Fortuny Jacket: Finessing the Facing

So interesting how you are doing this. Love the article. As always you are an inspiration.

Re: The Fortuny Jacket: Finessing the Facing

So interesting how you are doing this. Love the article. As always you are an inspiration.

Re: Create Gentle Inner Support with Horsehair

Awesome. Would love to have been there and watched this done firsthand.

Re: A Trick for Working with Raw Silk

As always your tips are phenomenal. I love this one and will be using it regularly. I am sure there are other fabrics that could use the same technique to stop the fraying. Thank you again for helping me be a better sewer.

Re: More Fortuny! Yes, More!

Once again I am thrilled with your article and am waiting impatiently for the next installment. I, too, want to know more about the sleeve shaper. I have the iron and love it. Thanks for being such a great inspiration. I am honored to have taken some classes with you.

Re: How to Cover Snaps

Am just finishing a jacket on which I wish to cover some snaps. It is so nice to be able to return to your helpful hints and teaching articles in Threads by going online and searching, and by being able to find them, also, in my Threads Archives. Thank you so much.

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

How could anyone who loves fashion and sewing not be totally thrilled to get and be able to read this book over and over again? What an inspiration it would be to all of us. I know I would spend hours pondering over the words and illustrations, and then I would give it to my granddaughter who is in her senior year at Eastern Kentucky University and will graduate with a degree in Fashion Design. next December.

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

How could anyone who loves fashion and sewing not be totally thrilled to get and be able to read this book over and over again? What an inspiration it would be to all of us. I know I would spend hours pondering over the words and illustrations, and then I would give it to my granddaughter who is in her senior year at Eastern Kentucky University and will graduate with a degree in Fashion Design. next December.

Re: Using Buttons as Embellishment

Great jacket. Would love to see it in person.

Re: Roll Hemming a Curve Made Easy

Awesome. Being a court reporter, I have cases of steno paper left over from the days we used paper in our machines, now that we are computerized. So luckily I kept the paper, and that is what I use as backing on buttonholes or making a thread scallop on the edge of a garment. What a great idea to use it like you just did. Thanks. Jenny

Re: Project Runway All Stars: "Finale Part 2"

Bring back Heidi and Tim, please. This group just didn't do the show justice.

Re: A Fabulous Fur Handbag

Loved the jacket and love the bag. Makes me want to go to work on one of my own.

Re: A Fix for a Baggy Seat

Great trick. Thanks, Kenneth.

Re: Creating a Minifacing

Great idea Thanks. I will use it lots.

Re: The Big Finish - Completing the Fantasy Fur Jacket

I, for one, would love to wear it, and personally wonder who wouldn't!! TO each their own, I guess. What incredible workmanship and design. Way to go, Kenneth.

Re: Project Runway 9: "Go Big or Go Home"

I love the show and the inspirations I get from it. Would like to see more of how they are actually putting their designs together.

The stilts was ridiculous in my book.

Re: More Sewing Misadventures

When I was dating my husband (of 35 years now), I wanted to "impresss" him with my sewing ability, so for his birthday I decided to make him a pair of trousers. I took two days off work to do it, and when he found out I wasn't working, he decided to pop in and surprise me periodically during the day. Each time I would hear his car in the driveway I would frantically hide my sewing project, only to get it out and start sewing again as soon as he would leave. Needless to say, I made several mistakes which I would rip out and fix; however, when I had the pants completed and went to do the final pressing, I had all the pockets sewn on the outside of the pants!!! I just gave them to him that way, explaining the interruptions that distracted me, and never made him another pair

Re: Hanging a Garment Properly

Great suggestions and I will use them all. Thanks

Re: Sewing UFOs

Well, I found these postings most interesting. I am a compulsive finisher. It comes, I believe, from my mother who, when I was quite young and wanting to try everything and anything, would say to me, "You never finish anything, why start it?" And I decided then and there she would never have reason to say that to me again. I finish books I don't like and I finish garments I no longer like or want, and I give them away. My problem has been one that many also have and that is buying fabric with a specific project in mind, never getting around to that project and eventually no longer even liking the fabric. So in recent years, with a downsizing of our home and having a smaller sewing room, I go through the stash about once every 2 or 3 years and give the fabric to Good Will or the high school home ec class.

Re: A Nice Little Suit

I was so very lucky to be in one of Susan's classes in Baltimore when her daughter got this suit and got to see and touch it first hand. Quite a lovely bit of couture workmanship, of course!!

Re: Inside a Silk Charmeuse Jacket

I somehow got blocked from getting the newsletter and have had to work with Taunton's tech support twice to get it started again, and how nice to have the first one be an article by you. Love the jacket, but enjoyed the details described even more. Looking forward to working with you in April.

Re: Little Black Dress

The dress looks terrific, and I think the pictures are also terrific and just fine for a magazine like this. Actually, they are fine for any magazine, in my humble opinion.