fashion, restyle, sewing
Member Since: 09/22/2009
When I am in a department store, I am often disappointed when looking at the seams.
But--looking at the seams on the cover of this book...wow!
Now those are some seams! Look at the channeling!
Glorious, glorious seams
Much nicer than my stack of cardboard boxes...
A practical book with practical patterns.
A new to me independent! Nice!
I already know how to sew, but some things I need to do repeatedly so its second nature, and not have to look it up.
Janome is a great brand; I have their coverstitch machine and highly recommend it.
Beautifully sewn, perfect for fall!
Very nice. Simple, and yet, its all in the details.
I just do the basic tee shirt seams, and really should do some more to make use of this rather pricey machine.
My last serger, a viking, had an screen on it that told me what to do. Now I have a new one, a Juki..and I am clueless! I can't even thread it correctly!
The motor sounds nice..if only I could figure it out!
I saw a bag I wish I had copied, but did not!
I have also a very unusual necktie, it has odd pleats in it.
I have been trying to figure out how to recreate it..am at a total loss, even though its just a tie!
I have a gravity feed iron and a dry press, which I love. Except that I sew all over the house! I would love to have a smaller iron to take from room to room without lugging an IV pole!
~I have only been to NY mentally, from the media. It is on my bucket wish, to go there in person!
Threads is really the only sewing magazine worth buying. And I have for a couple decades at least.
(Actually, any magazine Taunton Press releases is "Fine!")
I have been reading Threads for a couple decades, at least..when it also had knitting and such in it.
I have never been an insider though!
I have been wondering if I would like felting..
A professional wardrobe for a mature person who works in the arts. (That would be me.)
Its always the fabric--I don't see the point in sewing unless the fabric is any good. I find myself getting plainer and plainer fabrics, but better quality.
I want to learn how to sew on this level. I was astounded to discover the "advanced" sewing course in my area was putting a sleeve in a tee shirt.
I buy Claire's patterns just for the instructions.
Every time I am shopping and see a skirt for $$$, I always think to myself, skirts are the easiest thing to sew. If I only made my skirts and nothing else..that would be good.
I would love to start making my own lingerie. The other day, I paused in front of a boutique in San Francisco, and the cami was over $500.
That made me even more inspired to finally learn! :) I want to make a cami just like the one in the window!
I just purchased a couple of her patterns. I would like to get the book too!
I would like to study all the eras, as I was a costume designer for a few years and would like to do it again.
For me personally though, I like the 60's.
That is one garment I have never made!
I moved into an arts and crafts home..with two bay windows, a sliding door, and countless other windows. I need to slip cover a peeling faux leather sofa, make covers..I have lots to do.
i like to hand baste instead of using chalk to mark darts and such. Its faster than having to go back and find the pattern again because the chalk marks brushed off.
I have never quilted before except for this throw thing to toss on the toaster. I like the photo on the cover..
I wanted to try some of the Drape Drape books, but have never draped in my life..would appreciate a comprehensive "how-to."
This is shark's tooth? I have Martha Pullen's book, a huge one, about heirloom sewing, and always meant to figure out how to do some of these things, but make them current. Another one I want to do is smocking.
This is my kind of "art to wear."
I don't see how Andrea, Buffy or Raul even got on the show in the first place!
Our fellow Threads sewers can sew and design better--
I am not surprised that Andrea snuck away in the night. She took no responsibility for being at the bottom in the episode prior and denied saying she would be relieved when if she had to leave. It appeared she did not know how to work a machine, a serger I think it was, and also did not know how to cut fabric properly. I don't see how she could even be an instructor..let alone be on the show..
I wish Kooan would have waited just a little longer and not given up, even if he knew he would lose eventually. I feel like if you make a commitment, you should honor it and do your best. Lots of times people have felt like giving up and then went on to win one or two episodes..and he would have learned a great deal by staying. Oh well.
I would have chosen Christopher to win.
Congradulations! Well earned.
Why be limited to other's designs? I am learning to make my own patterns as well. Do not want to be doing the equivalent of painting by numbers with my sewing. Sewing is my art.
I don't sew for charity either. I do other things for charity, but I am not going to sew for charity. I do not have time for it. I do not like being asked either, at ASG meetings and such.
For me personally, I do not think this is a useful gift for me to give. I would rather donate food, supplies, and other things.
A tie for my son--(this is not a cliche gift, he really does like ties!) and probably pj's and Lilla Tueler slippers for my daughter. Cats--they get catnip mice.
I have seen braids on grown men, especially from the 70's--haven't you? I thought he looked like a Viking too.
I hope Viktor sells that pattern, for the jacket. When you really look at it, its just a basic pattern--but the braiding he did on the top was really nice.
I would like to sew pleather if it looked that good. It has always scared me that it would look like Walmart if I tried to use it.
I also liked Bert's design. The rest were really bland, and I don't see how the tunics looked so horrid, they are as easy to sew as a pillow case. No fitting, nothing hard about them. What was up with that mess?
Some things were too bland, and some too garish with cheesy trims.
I would like to learn boning. I want my skirts and "corset" type tops to stay polished looking, instead of being crumpled!
I like any book by Taunton Press!
A magazine of techniques! I want one!
I have always wanted to learn draping. The only draping I have ever done was a piece of newspaper on someone's head to figure out how to make a cone hat..so as you see, I could use some lessons ;)
Oh! I just got a Miracle Stitcher off Etsy! The bag on that cover would be a perfect project to try it out!
I would like to learn how to use the machine's other features, instead of just doing 4 thread "default"!
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