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Vernelle Nelson, Tamarac, FL, US

I got my first sewing machine when i was just 8 years old. . That was many, many years ago. Since then, I've made thousands of ensembles, coats, hats, purses, and accessories. I've also made children's clothes for my son and grandchildren and gift items for family and friends.

On occasion, I also sew clothes, accessories and home dec items for clients.

craft interests: fashion, sewing

Member Since: 01/23/2013

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WORKING WITH ONE WAY PATTERNED FABRIC  Introduction          It's easy to figure how to lay a pattern when you are working with a simple one-way fabric.  Working with plaids or horizontal...

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Re: Pattern Giveaway: Simplicity SewStylish 1699

I love the top and would definitely be making it at least two or three times. Depending upon the fabric I use, this top can be dressed up or down. I can see me wearing this to made of red knit with silver thread woven in to a holiday party and one made of a jersey knit with a pair of jeans for a day of shopping or with some dress slacks for an evening out on the town. My size is 8-16.

Re: Simplicity Pattern 1466 Giveaway!

It's been a long, long time since I've seen a pattern that I liked enough to really want to go after. This one is definitely an exception. I would start by making the sleeveless top and then follow up with the slacks. No doubt, within a few months, I would make every single one of the pieces using different fabrics. The dress would be ideal for work or church. Size 10-18.

Re: Project Runway Season 11, Episode 12: "Europe, Here We Come"

Although I agree that the show is getting stale in terms of showing more drama between the designers' personalities and less of the creative process, I am more pleased with this season's finalists than the last 2 or 3 seasons.

In my opinion, the finalists this season have more talent than I've seen on the show in a while. I have loved everything Stanley did throughout the entire competition, and I am enthralled by Patricia's unique take. Daniel is a standout and although Michelle wasn't one of my favorites in the beginning, she has certainly earned my respect as a designer.

As for Fashion Star, I watched only once and was turned off by the mass production aspect. Given the comments above, I may give it a second chance, just to see if I agree with FabricandScissors' assessment.

Re: Sewing Gift Suggestions

It's always great to look at suggested gift lists. Edith Head remains one of my favorite designers. Her attention to detail and her innate sense of style were impeccable. I am definitely putting this book on my 'wish list'.

Re: Project Runway Season 11, Episode 10: "The Art of Fashion"

I'm so happy Stanley won. In my opinion, his work has been exemplary each and every episode. I love his work, his professionalism and his creative spirit. Kudos, Stanley. Looking forward to more great designs. You have my vote for the finals.

As for Richard - I'm a bit surprised he lasted this long. I could tell he put a lot into his designs, but I just don't think his skills were up to par with many of the other contestants.

Re: Project Runway Season 11: Episode 6, "Senior Fling"

As someone who has been sewing for more than 50 years, I concur with Lanoll's assessment. This is why I continue to make my own clothes. Today's designers simply have no clue about what looks good on a woman over 45.

I'm glad Benjamin went home. Although he may be a so-so designer, I was never particularly fond of his arrogance or his condescending attitude toward everyone else in the room.

Also... I doubt Tu makes it past this week's episode.

Re: A Quick Fix for a Baggy Blue Coat

The end result looks great. I love the idea of
adding grommets and the drawstring belt. Great

Re: What's Your Sewing Storage Solution?

All my patterns are sorted by type - suits/jackets/coats; dresses; separates; miscellaneous. They are stored in labeled plastic dishpans on a shelf in the closet of my sewing/craft room.
My fabric is stored in a 5 drawer chest I purchased just for that purpose.
Scissors, rotary cutter, embroidery hoops and tape measures are within quick and easy reach on a peg board that hangs above the sewing machine I use most often.
I keep my bobbins in a case designed to hold up to 24 bobbins that is stored in the drawer of one of my sewing tables. Lubricant and miscellaneous tools that I use to clean and maintain my sewing machines and serger are stored in that drawer as well.
Buttons, elastic, needles, pins, presser feet, markers and other frequently used notions can be found in plastic boxes on the shelves of my other sewing table. Cone thread is kept in a box on the middle shelf; spools on a wall mounted thread caddy that is hung within easy reach of both my sewing machines.
Trims, zippers, craft supplies and notions that are used only occasionally are stowed away in boxes on shelves in the closet of my sewing/ craft room.
I often cut out several items at once and then sew when I get the time. I keep 'works in progress' organized by storing them in gallon size plastic zipper bags which are kept in a wicker basket between my two sewing tables.

Re: Project Runway All Stars Episode 12: "Go Big or Go Home"

In my opinion, Anthony Ryan's collection was too much of the same thing regurgitated multiple times. I loved Uli's collection, but think Emilio showed the most creativity and versatility.

I would have been much happier if either one of these two had won instead of AR. His show wasn't nearly as interesting.