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Member Since: 03/15/2011

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Re: Pattern Review: Vogue 9046 Tucked Dress

This looks like a dress I remember my mother made for my grandmother when she was in her 40's. It was a fabulous dress with a fabulous fit.

Re: Two-book Giveaway

My favorite fabric is men's cotton shirting. It sews well and it irons up beautifully. I love to make shirts!

Re: Cheryl Kuczek Pattern Giveaway

What a generous offer in the midst of summer when we all are looking for something fresh and engaging! Good luck to the other entrants. Some of us will certainly be lucky!

Re: Enter to Win an Oliso Pro Smart Iron!

Whenever you press wool, mold the piece as it will lie on the body, and then let it cool in place to set the curve.

Re: Win a One-Year Threads Insider Membership!

I have had years when I was bold and sewed just about anything. For the last ten years, I have been away from sewing, so winning a year's subscription to Threads Insider would be a way to catch up on fabrics, sewing machines, techniques, and just the comraderie of fellow sewists. I'm keeping my fingers crossed that I am one of the lucky winners to have this fabulous sewing resource at hand. :)

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

What a fantastic set! Every home sewer would love to have this collection of expert sewing suggestions, and I count myself among them. I hope I am the lucky winner this time!

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

The concept of this book appeals to me: just five classic garments, all teaching modules, and detailed discussion in order to replicate Channel's exquisite craftsmanship. I would be delighted to learn how to improve my garment construction.

Re: Yasmine Inspired

A subtle garment, brilliantly inspired and executed. I wish I had a dozen of them in my closet. I am delighted to see a garment that can be dressed up or down, worked in everything from silk dupioni to oxford, and flattering to just about any figure. Your work is an inspiration.

Re: BOOK GIVEAWAY: "Underwear Fashion in Detail"

I have always thought about the secret life of underwear. It is the private side of being, isn't it? Underwear is what we do for ourselves: it is private clothing in its most intimate sense. While the trend over my lifetime has been to liberate the body from all those trappings, I suspect that beautiful underwear will still have a place in every woman's life because it is a luxury to feel good all under, and it is a private pleasure. I am quite interested in the finishing details of these corsets. I suspect that they are carefully constructed where the fabric meets the skin and that they have some style for their reflections in a mirror. Certainly the corset on the cover of the book bears out that theory.

Re: Book Giveaway: "Threads Sewing Guide"

THREADS is my trusted source for both sewing advice and inspiration. THREADS SEWING GUIDE is going to be my one reference book for finding all the latest how-to's and tips for creating gorgeous clothes with professional fit and current flair. No more putting off projects, or putting them away half-finished, because I can't find instructions for a technique I need. Good-bye, frustration. Hello, sewing fun!

Re: Book Giveaway: "Draping Basics" by Sally M. Di Marco

I draped my first formal when I was in high school. I wanted a Grecian-style gown for the prom. I figured out how to cut the neckline so it would drape under my neck but somehow didn't get the neck large-enough to go over my head. I made do with some tiny pearl buttons on one shoulder. The skirt was cut on the bias. My mother was both incredulous and astonished that I would break so many sewing rules. I was rightfully satisfied to appear just the way I wanted to.
Since then, I have become shy about cutting fabric without a clear understanding of bias and draping. I would so love to have the confidence to do so. This book would be well-read and used often in my sewing room.