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WandaJW


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Member Since: 05/03/2010


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Re: Two Techniques for Edges

Excellent videos for both methods. I have been doing the mitered corners like this for quite sometime and it is easy and exact.

Re: How to Attach Hooks, Eyes & Snaps

This is a method I will remember. Never could make my snaps and hooks and eyes look neat. Thinking maybe on some fabric buttonhole twist, single thread, might look neat also. Thanks.

Re: Shape a Sleeve with this Easy Fold-Over Placket

Great idea and something I probably would have never thought of doing. Sometimes a sleeve is too wide at the cuff and this is such a simple solution. And, also the suggestion by one writer for the same approach on a blouse. Thanks.

Re: Hand Understitching

I agree with June 123 regarding clipping seams. For the majority of sewing that requires understitching I have always done this by hand as i find it a lot easier in the long run as it sometime a chore to maneuver an armhole, neckline using the machine and less conspicuous.

Re: From Botch Job to Beautiful in an Afternoon!

Fantastic makeover. I too feel the fabric was just 'too' much for a complete jacket, but as a vest it is perfect. Personally, I would prefer seeing it worn over a long-sleeved turtleneck sweater than a jacket. A bit too much for my rather conservative taste; however, the vest is a winner. Thanks for the photos and step-by-step instructions also.

Re: More Vintage Inspiration

Oh, how I remember this style. I had several great dresses similar during the late '50 and into the early '60;s era. Only wish I could wear the same style again, but alas, age doesn't improve one's waistline, I fear. It is a gorgeous example of how simple clothing can make an impact on us and even still remain in style years later. I look at today's 'runway' clothing and sometimes I have to shake my head in disbelief. Fortunately there is a publication such as Threads, which I have been a subscriber of since sometime during the late '80's, and wouldn't want to miss an issue. Thanks for being an inspiration and showing the younger women/men who love to sew such unique ideas, some even from the past.

Re: Sewing Perfect Matchpoints on Intersecting Seams

For years I have used Barbara's method and as long as you leave the three pins in while stitching it has worked for me. I do have some forked pins I purchased for blocking knits and will give them a try the next time. However, IF the fabric is fragile I still think using long silk-type pins works very well.