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Greenwood, IN, US

Began sewing early, took a break for my sucessful systems career and got back into sewing with vigor. I now digitize, teach the software I use and teach 4H sewers and sew most of my clothing and household stuff. I am also very active in ASG, the American Sewing Guild.

Member Since: 02/02/2010

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My version of Samantha's Jacket

I make a number of Peggy's patterns. This has been one of my favorite. The zippers can be a little scary but if you read the instructions carefully not too difficult. I know a number of my family...

Double Zipped Jacket

This Jacket was made from Silhouette Patterns Jacket #1912 Samantha's Double Zipped.  The fabric is tapestry home dec and a quilted black fabric, the lining is rayon.  I like a little pop in the...

Jeans and Embroidery

I drafted both pant patterns using a sloper developed from "apparel making in Fashion Design"

Shraket - Shrug Jacket

This is a "Shraket" a label I devised to describe a combination jacket and shrug. It is made from a shawl. I digitized the design from a cross stich magazine I purchased. I also placed small pieces...

Double Coth Jacket

This jacket is made from double cloth. I recognized it from an article from Threads number 123. The fabric is absolutely fabulous. It was a labor of love, but well worth the time. I didn't realized...

In the Hoop

It took quite a bit to develop this class.  It would have been faster to just sew it.  I did learn a lot.  When I develop my own classes and teach them I learn a lot more than just...

recent comments

Re: One Way or Another Reversible Coat

Lovely, I like the design, the quality of work, I like it all.

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

Our mail was held because they were repairing the bridge on the only way into our development. When we picked up the the mail and I got my Threads I couldn't wait to read it. One of the things I noticed was the piece about the book. I even mentioned that it would make a great Christmas gift for me. I am an advanced sewer and am currently working my way through "apparel making in Fashion Design" by Injoo Kim and Mykyung Uh because I don't have formal training and want to learn all that I can. I have all these design in my head and some on paper, this book would go a long way to making some of them a reality.

Re: Video: Learn the Basics of Fashion Illustration from Yelen Aye

Very cool. My degree is computer science and now I make clothes for fun and teach sewing and digitizing. This was great.

Re: Custom couture: using unexpected fabric

I love it. Nice job. I sew with home dec often. It is a great place to shop. Look at their silks sometimes you can get a great deal.

Re: bridsmaid dress for my 2 year old granddaughter

So adorable!

Re: Quilted Coat

This looks fabulous.

Re: Embellished Wool Cardigan

All I can say is just lovely!

Re: Video: How to Sew a Three-Thread Rolled Serged Edge

I use my serger quite a bit and I liked the tip on moving the blade over and the use of the stabilizer. Maybe more people will use their sergers if the instructions are as easy as these. LindaD