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craft interests: knitting, restyle, sewing

Gender: Female

Member Since: 03/23/2012

recent comments

Re: Book Giveaway: "Handbag Workshop"

I made my first handbag when I was 11. I did not have a pattern (it was 1965) I used poster board and covered it with brown fabric. I used a belt kit to make the strap. Handbag #2 was knitted with a long braided strap of yarn. I need this book! :)

Re: Book Giveaway: "Patternmaking Made Easy," Third Edition by Connie Crawford

My style is almost everything but in moderation. I like 50's sheath, a 40's twin set with a pencil skirt. I never wear purchased clothing.

Re: Book Giveaway: "The Complete Photo Guide to Clothing Construction"

A new Spring/Summer wardrobe!

Re: Simplicity Patterns: Early Spring 2014 Review & Givewaway!

Separates are always a good choice and the princess seaming and nipped in waist is attractive for all figures. Also the jacket and top with the slacks is perfect for work.

Re: Book Giveaway: "Hat Shop"

My mother used to tell me stories about all the wonderful hats she wore in the late 40's and 50's. We women should bring hats back in a BIG WAY. I will do my part with this book! :) I would like info on supplies especially.

Re: Win a Copy of Serger Techniques on DVD!

I really want this DVD! I bought a serger 20 years ago and still have no idea what to do with it or how to use it.

Re: Vote for the Winner of the 2013 SewStylish Summer Fashion Challenge

I voted for Black Vinyl Ensemble. All I can say is Wow! I want to be the girl wearing that.

Re: Book Giveaway: Dressmaking: 200 Q&A

Iron! Press those seams. I have been sewing for 40 years. I cringe when I remember my first project. I did not own an iron at the time. Needless to say it was tragic!

Re: Fabric Giveaway: Celebrating Grand Central Terminal's 100th year

I love Grand Central Station. There is something magical about disembarking a train into GCS.

Re: Enter to Win a One-Year Subscription to Threads!

I love Threads. I am a charter subscriber and I have all the archives on my computer and I am an Insider. I can't get enough! Free is good, too. :)

Re: Book Giveaway: "Creating a Successful Fashion Collection"

I will create a line of up-cycled clothing using flea market finds for twenty-somthings.

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

I have watched PR and PR AS from the beginning; even seasons with less talent - at least it is about fashion. I would wear all Stanley's designs and if I were 10 years younger Michelle's, too. I want them both to win! Patricia is a gifted textile designer. Daniel is OK. Layana who?

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

My tailoring skills could use some help from Claire B. Shaeffer.

Re: Book Giveaway "Vintage Lingerie"

I like the idea of making my own undies. It is something I have never attempted. I want knickers!

Re: Magazine Giveaway: Sew Home

Yes! I need lamp shades, tab curtains and a slip cover!

Re: Book Giveaway: "Improv Sewing"

Free Form scares me; but I would try it.

Re: Video: A Fast Look at Pattern Drafting

I've designed and made my own patterns since the 80's. I purchased "Designing Apparel Through the Flat Pattern" from the FIT book store (and some rulers.) I taught myself from that book and my husband helped take my measurements. Since then my clothing fits perfectly; even slacks!

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

I would like to learn to drape

Re: BOOK GIVEAWAY: A Field Guide to Fabric Design

This book is a must have for any fabric enthusiasts library!

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

Adding these to my sewing information would be fantastic.

Re: Enter for Your Chance to Win a SUEDEsays Pattern!

I am a huge fan of Suede and Project Runway!

Re: Book Giveaway: "Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty"

A startling image.

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

I make gifts for family and friends; this book has great ideas for that.