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craft interests: fashion, restyle, sewing

Member Since: 09/22/2009

recent comments

Re: Win a Copy of the All-New The Couture Skirt Book & DVD Set

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!
Now those are some seams! Look at the channeling!
Glorious, glorious seams

Re: Enter Threads Storage Solution Giveaway Sponsored by

Much nicer than my stack of cardboard boxes...

Re: Christine Haynes Pattern and Book Giveaway

A practical book with practical patterns.

Re: Cheryl Kuczek Pattern Giveaway

A new to me independent! Nice!

Re: Enter the Teach Yourself to Sew Giveaway Sponsored by Janome

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.

Re: Crinkled Taffeta Jacket for Fall

Beautifully sewn, perfect for fall!

Re: Crinkled Taffeta Jacket for Fall

Beautifully sewn, perfect for fall!

Re: One Way or Another Reversible Coat

Very nice. Simple, and yet, its all in the details.

Re: Win a Copy of Serger Techniques on DVD!

I just do the basic tee shirt seams, and really should do some more to make use of this rather pricey machine.

Re: Win a Copy of Serger Techniques on DVD!

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!

Re: How to Re-create a Vintage Modernist Bag

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 at a total loss, even though its just a tie!

Re: Enter to Win an Oliso Pro Smart Iron!

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!

Re: Fabric Giveaway: Celebrating Grand Central Terminal's 100th year

~I have only been to NY mentally, from the media. It is on my bucket wish, to go there in person!

Re: Enter to Win a One-Year Subscription to Threads!

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!")

Re: Win a One-Year Threads Insider Membership!

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!

Re: Enter the Threads & Simplicity Monthly Spring Sewing Sweepstakes!

I have been wondering if I would like felting..

Re: How to Embroider Garments Like Penn & Fletcher


Re: Book Giveaway: "Creating a Successful Fashion Collection"

A professional wardrobe for a mature person who works in the arts. (That would be me.)

Re: Magazine Giveaway: How does fabric influence your designs?

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.

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

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.

Re: Book Giveaway: "The Essential A-Line"

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.

Re: Book Giveaway "Vintage Lingerie"

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!

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

I just purchased a couple of her patterns. I would like to get the book too!

Re: Book Giveaway: "Costume and Fashion: A Concise History"

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.

Re: Designers Create Garments for Amy Butler Trunk Show

Very bright

Re: Book Giveaway "Vintage Lingerie"

That is one garment I have never made!

Re: Magazine Giveaway: Sew Home

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.

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

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.

Re: Book Giveaway: "Quilt Love"

I have never quilted before except for this throw thing to toss on the toaster. I like the photo on the cover..

Re: BOOK GIVEAWAY: "The Art of Fashion Draping" by Connie Amaden-Crawford

I wanted to try some of the Drape Drape books, but have never draped in my life..would appreciate a comprehensive "how-to."

Re: How to Create a Notched Tuck

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."

Re: Project Runway Season 10: "Women On the Go"

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.

Re: And the Winner of the 2012 SewStylish Summer Fashion Challenge is...

Congradulations! Well earned.

Re: BOOK GIVEAWAY: A Field Guide to Fabric Design

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.

Re: What kind of charity project are you sewing?

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.

Re: MAGAZINE GIVEAWAY: "Quick Stuff to Sew"

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.

Re: Project Runway 9: "Image is Everything"

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.

Re: BOOK GIVEAWAY: "Couture Sewing Techniques" by Claire B. Shaeffer

I would like to learn boning. I want my skirts and "corset" type tops to stay polished looking, instead of being crumpled!

Re: Book Giveaway: "Threads Sewing Guide"

I like any book by Taunton Press!

Re: MAGAZINE GIVEAWAY: "Designer Techniques"

A magazine of techniques! I want one!

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

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 as you see, I could use some lessons ;)

Re: Book Giveaway: Bags in Bloom

Oh! I just got a Miracle Stitcher off Etsy! The bag on that cover would be a perfect project to try it out!

Re: Book Giveaway: Successful Serging

I would like to learn how to use the machine's other features, instead of just doing 4 thread "default"!