Member Since: 02/28/2012
aaah - Photographs. I have a couple of sewing reference books but they usually have hand drawn diagrams with only an occasional photo. But to have detailed photos showing you what and how to do it, this I like. It would be like standing over someone's shoulder and watching them sew. I have to check this book out.
European fashion is so different, very avant garde and stylistic. I think they are less into "marketing" fashion to many consumers as in the USA, and are more into creative design for the sake of design.
Balenciaga...he was such a perfectionist (and so am I...I use my seam ripper often). And he admired details...such classic styles for women, too!
I don't own a serger but would like to! I would like to read this book and learn more about serging...then I would make the investment and figure out what I am missing...
Another great offer from my favorite magazine. I love historical fashion and this book seems to offer both; historical and contemporary designers and fashion. Count me in.
I think learning about draping would be an excellent way to learn about fitting. Would like to drape an elegant evening dress for my sister.
Wow, another great inspirational book. Design is not just the style and structure of the garment it's also the fabrication used. This book seems like a great place to start in making/designing your own fabric. Well, I'm certainly ready to learn
I am always trying to expand my stitching abilities and learn new methods. This is why I subscribe to Threads...it's just like a textbook of sewing techniques. This series of DVDs looks great and would be like having the professor right in my sewing room giving me personal instruction. I have seen her patterns and work at her internet site www.thesewingplace.com
I really like the simplicity of this style and all its possibilities. I look forward sewing one of these patterns up.
The latter half of the 19th century I find to be the most fascinating in terms of the changes of silhouettes for women starting with the father of couture himself, Mr. Charles Frederick Worth, who changed women’s look three times from the crinoline to the slimmer sheath and then to the bustle. Such variety. Can you imagine ladies all that fabric, just yards and yards of it to create one dress and there were no 40% off one cut coupons at the local JoAnn’s. I also like the cut and look of the men’s suits; Victorian tailoring. I looked this book up on Amazon and it appears to be quite interesting. From the description it seems to be very detailed making it not only a great resource but also a source for some great inspiration. I do believe this would be a nice welcome to any sewer’s library. Thank you for the opportunity to win such a generous gift. And thank you for all the wonderful information that Threads provides the sewing community.
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