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craft interests: fashion, paper-crafts, restyle, sewing

Member Since: 01/16/2012

recent comments

Re: Threads Reader Tips

Love the sewing kit. I was just about to toss a couple of old glasses cases, and now I have a good use for both of them.

Re: Huge Handbags Giveaway!

I'm looking to ditch my car, and when I don't have a trunk, I find that I need various kinds of bags for different purposes. I'm interested in gathering as many ideas as I can. No need to re-invent the wheel.

Re: Huge Handbags Giveaway!

I'm in the process of getting out of my car--forever--and I find that I could use various kinds of bags for various different purposes. I'm interested in coming up with some sort of system that can be folded and expanded, and am eager to have some sources for attractive ideas. Plus, I'm teaching someone to sew, and bags or placemats are great starter projects.

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

I'm interested in the end of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th. The point at which the transition from clothing that enveloped the figure in yards of fabric to the styles that revealed the figure (and some of the flesh) intrigues me.

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

I'm returning to sewing and improving my skills so that I can teach girls how to empower themselves without having to buy (literally and metaphorically) someone else's idea of who they are. The videos in this series that I've seen on the site are great, and I'm always eager to learn more.

Re: Bad Sewing Habits

Interesting post. Good to see that I have company ;-)

FWIW, I decided to not add to my stash until I have used at least half of it. One interesting part of this process has been to see which pieces still excite me and which don't. I've been using the latter as "muslin" when I want to try out a new technique or pattern.

Another discovery has been to look at the exciting pieces with a fresh eye. A piece I bought for a blouse 15 years ago became a dress I wore most of last summer. I'm now considering a piece of linen originally destined for a dress as a skirt or shirt.

But the best part has been to see what I can do within these limitations. I can't "solve" the problem by running to the store, so I have to think about it more, which never hurts.

I'm sure I'll break my rules at some point, but not soon.
This project should keep me amused for at least the next 10 years.