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charlotte, NC, US

craft interests: fashion, restyle, sewing

Gender: Male

Birthday: 09/03/1958

Member Since: 03/08/2012

recent comments

Re: Threads #179: Check out our latest issue and enter to win!

I am VERY interested in the new techniques for accurate fitting article--I love to make clothes but struggle to get and exact fit--"good enough" is no longer good enough for me!

Re: 2015 National Serger Month Giveaway

I would LOVE to win because I have a serger but am a very apprehensive to try other things other than the typical serge the edges....I know that machine can do more but I need more instruction at my own pace.

Re: Threads #178: Check out our latest issue and enter to win!

The alterations before cutting fabric looks critical--would love to read since that's where it all begins!

Re: Book Giveaway and Free Pattern Downloads: "The Magic Pattern Book"

I would LOVE to win this because it would help me expand my wardrobe, challenge me to become more creative with new fabrics and create outside the "proverbial pattern box".

Re: Enter the 2014 National Sewing Month Giveaway

I plan to do some re-fashioning of some clothes from a local thrift shop, I just finished a pair of palazzo pants-perfect for patio parties in the fall and hope to make a couple of tops with some fun prints in my stash. I would LOVE to receive this subscription because I have delved headfirst into fashion sewing and would love to learn more techniques, have advice at my fingertips and gain inspiration from the magazines projects.

Re: Book Giveaway: "Threads Sew Smarter, Better & Faster"

Work slowly, visualize the instructions first and press as you go along.

Re: Magazine Giveaway: Threads Issue no.173 (June/July 2014)

I wish that I could be more free in attempting to make my own design/patterns and not so regimented in following the purchased ones.

Re: SewStylish Featured Giveaway!

I hope to start working on more skirts and dresses for the summer months!I have enough "stash" to get started, just need the time.......

Re: Magazine Giveaway: "Designer Techniques Vol. 2"

I LOVE Carolina Herrrera ans Oscar DeLaRenta--they are classic, feminine but not over the top and alluring!. There are so many great designers now and to be able to add those special touches to garments would be such a treat!

Re: Second Annual National Serger Month Celebration and Giveaway

I would LOVE to learn more about using my serger--all I have done is finish some seams and edging on homemade where near enough for the amount a serger can do, plus I am scared of re-threading! Thanks for the opportunity for stretching our sewing techniques!

Re: Magazine Giveaway: Threads #171 (February/March 2014)

I don 't have a favorite book but I love magazines like this that teach me little skills in small time frames...books would overwhelm me.

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

Because it is just as you stated--I am tired of flipping through pattern books and wanting what I see! But I also want to be able to do it in my own creative way....

Re: Enter to Win an Oliso Pro Smart Iron!

My tip is to watch the heat setting on your iron....better to iron with a lower setting and decide if you need more heat because if you iron with an iron too hot it could burn your fabric or add a shine on seam areas that discredit the quality of your garment

Re: Magazine Giveaway: Threads Issue 168

actually i LOVE carol Burnett's "dress" from her skit parody-ing Gone with the Wind--the dress that she literally saw in the window and wore--curtain rod and all--PRICELESS and probably the original repurposed outfit.

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

I would love to win this as I have recently gotten back to fashion sewing and would love to learn more couture techniques to use on nice fabrics I purchased in New York. I have the desire to learn how to make the garments look more professionally made,learn more about linings and neater buttonholes and a better fit to my garments.

Re: Book Giveaway "The Colette Sewing Handbook"

I would LOVE this book because I am just getting back to sewing after many years and this book would continue to give me the incentive, inspiration and techniques to help expand my fashion sewing endeavors

Re: Book Giveaway: "Schiaparelli & Prada: Impossible Conversations"

I would love to learn more about their inspirations.

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

Anything that has blind stitches....I usually challenge myself to improve each project I attempt

Re: Kid's Fashion Giveaway: "The Fashion Designer's Handbook"

My 11year old neice has been wanting to come visit me so I can teach her how to sew....she is still playing with dolls and Barbie dolls and this would be perfect for all her interests!

Re: MAGAZINE GIVEAWAY: What advice would you give to someone learning to sew?

Practice your craft or patten on scrap fabric first...that helps in understanding the pattern directions, your techniques and skills.

Re: Magazine Giveaway: What is the most exciting sewing destination you've been to?

My most exciting sewing destination was an all day trip to the fashion district in New York city---I was like a kid in a candy store--wide eyed and jaw dropped! SO many fabric store to browse through. I had identified a couple pre-trip BUT when were walking through I was almost overwhelmed by the number of shops and even shops that are just trimmings! Naturally went to MOOD ( my fave) but also fell in love with Paron! Found awesome designer fabrics at both for wonderful prices---can't wait to finish sewing with what I bought so I can replenish the supply!

Re: BOOK GIVEAWAY: The Colette Sewing Handbook

I would love to win this book because I have recently gotten back to fashion sewing and need a little more guidance and inspiration--I am "itching" to become more creative and I feel this book would incent me to step "outside of the box"

Re: BOOK GIVEAWAY: Fashion by Design

I would love this because I am now back into fashion sewing and am trying to elevate beyond a follow-the pattern pattern-- I would love to learn to step outside of the box and incorporate "MY" style by studying the true artists of the fashion world

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

I would love to learn how to drape properly--possibly a top to start and eventually get into a dress...anything that is unique is appealing to me

Re: Book Giveaway: Summer Mystery Reading for the Sewing Enthusiast

These sound very interesting...I love the idea of combining a hobby I love and a good read!

Re: MAGAZINE GIVEAWAY: The New June/July Issue of Threads (#161)

I love the summer sewing project idea...what aperfect thing to get accomplished for the summer

Re: BOOK GIVEAWAY: "Sew What You Love" by Tanya Whelan

I would love this because it would help me with motivation and creative ideas since I am trying to get my sewing skills back after many dormant years

Re: Book Giveaway: Sewing in a Straight Line

This looks fantastic since I am just getting back into sewing after many years and I am trying to get some skills back

Re: Book Giveaway: Sewing in a Straight Line

This looks fantastic since I am just getting back into sewing after many years and I am trying to get some skills back

Re: MAGAZINE GIVEAWAY: The New June/July Issue of Threads (#161)

definitely the Summer Sewing Project: Bias Skirt--what a great thing to learn now that the weather is getting conducive to a cute summer skirt!

Re: MAGAZINE GIVEAWAY: The April/May 2012 issue of Threads magazine!

I love the idea of making something with "endless options"--what a great concept normally but especially in this economy where people are trying to be more economical, frugal and less wasteful with what they have--this sounds like a financially creative winner to me--One Pattern, Endless Options!