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craft interests: fashion, knitting, sewing

Gender: Female

Member Since: 08/21/2011

recent comments

Re: Book Giveaway: Practical Guide to Patternmaking for Fashion Designers - Menswear

I've made tailored suits and shirts for my husband and I find menswear very inspirational when designing women's wear!

Re: Book Giveaway: "Patternmaking Made Easy," Third Edition by Connie Crawford

Love learning about different methods of patternmaking and draping. This would be a great addition. I own Connie Crawford's draping book and it's great.

Re: Enter to Win an Oliso Pro Smart Iron!

My best ironing tip that I've read and that has changed my sewing completely is to always press your seams flat the way that they have been sewed that way the stitches will be pressed into the fabric and prevent any rippling of seams then proceed to press them open. I do this for every seam at all times and my seams always look smooth and professionally finished.
I hope to use this iron to sew up some amazing designs and hopefully post and sell them on Etsy.

Re: Book and DVD Giveaway: Claire B. Shaeffer's "Couture Sewing: Tailoring Techniques"

I love tailored clothing and I enjoy making them. Any new tip or technique would be a benefit to learn. I'd love to add this book and dvd to my library.

Re: Book Giveaway "Vintage Lingerie"

Awesome, I could finally make me some granny panties!

Re: Book Giveaway: "Gertie's New Book for Better Sewing"

Looks like a great book!!!

Re: BOOK GIVEAWAY: A Field Guide to Fabric Design

I design a lot of custom clothing both for myself and for others and being able to design my own fabric prints would give me that extra edge. I've been wanting to design my own fabrics by using the spoonflower website but I've been stuck on how to go about it, especially how to do repeats. This book would be a great help in getting me started.

Re: DVD GIVEAWAY: Industry Insider Techniques with Louise Cutting Volumes 1-4

What an amazing opportunity! I would love to win these dvd's. I'm always looking for new sewing techniques and have many books on the topic, but no dvd's.

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

I love and prefer to work with natural fibers, but I've never had the opportunity to work with linen. I would love to learn more about its characteristics. This book would be a welcome addition to my library.

Re: BOOK GIVEAWAY: "Roberto Capucci Art Into Fashion"

I love his work!!! I would love to read it so that I can study his style of designing as I've been reading up on a lot of designers to learn their style and methods of working so that I can find my own style.

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

I would love to own this book. The chapter on finishing would be especially useful!!!

Re: MAGAZINE GIVEAWAY: Threads issue #158

The articles are always inspiring and helpful, winning a copy of the magazine would be an added bonus!!!

Re: DVD GIVEAWAY: Threads Magazine Archive, 1985-2011

Well, somebody has to win. Why not me!!! LOL

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

This book looks amazing!!! It's actually in my amazon wish list. As a self-taught, aspiring designer this book would be a great addition to my collection. Everything that I've learned, so far, has been from books and I always look forward to finding new and interesting books to learn from.
Good luck everyone!