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craft interests: embroidery, restyle, sewing

my etsy page:
http://karyls dolls and costumes

Member Since: 10/19/2009

recent comments

Re: Book Giveaway: Dressmaking: 200 Q&A

If you need to gather something very full or very long (a bedskirt, for example) zigzag over a length of fishline along the gathering line. This makes it easy to pull up the gathers evenly, never breaks like sewing thread does.

Re: Magazine Giveaway: "Threads" Issue #165 (February/March 2013)

I love crewel work and hand embroidery--I do a lot of historical costumes and it's essential for that.

Re: Project Runway All Stars, Episode 9: "There's No Business Like Sew Business"

Why are you a week behind? Last Thursday was episode 10. I won't say who won but it may surprise you!

Re: BOOK GIVEAWAY: "American Menswear"

I love the Colonial period, with the beautiful embroidered waistcoats, but I suppose that doesn't qualify as "American".
So, Civil War to turn of the century.

Re: McCall's latest collection

There is absolutely a need for styles for older women. And not just in the larger sizes--I have a friend who is a tiny little 80 year old and all she can find are young girls dresses that are totally inappropriate.

Re: Spring Ensembles

In 1957 I had a jacket like 1885--They were the FAD and everybody had to have one! Made of corduroy, mine was turquoise color. Red was also popular. Thanks Simplicity for the trip down memory lane.

Re: Project Runway All Stars: "When I Get My Dress in Lights"

I am SO ready for Kenley to go home. What a bore--I don't understand how she can stand to keep making the same dress over and over. and i hated the laticework jacket.
If Jerrel had put his skirt and collar over black tights and leotard top it might have beat out Kenley.

Re: Book Giveaway: "The Chronicle of Western Costume" by John Peacock

I'm a costumer and a dollmaker of historically costumed dolls. I have lots of reference material, but am always looking for more. I would love to have this.

Re: Charles James

I love repurposing and that coat is a gorgeous example! Love it, love it, love it.

Re: Time to Sew for Halloween!

OH, and I must not forget to get going on the "Baby Elvis" for my 15 month old great-grandson!

Re: Time to Sew for Halloween!

I'm sewing many, many costumes, not for Halloween but for a High School production of the Wizard of OZ that opens the next week! It's my favorite story/play/movie, but with 124 costumes to provide/coordinate with some volunteer help I could get just a bit burned out!