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Lancaster, CA, US

craft interests: crochet, fashion, gifts, holidays, knitting, quilting, sewing

Gender: Female

Member Since: 09/16/2009

recent comments

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

This would be the perfect gift for my 8 year old granddaughter. She just moved in with us, and wants grandma to teach her to sew.

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

Would love love love to win the DVDs.

Re: Who influenced or taught you the most when you started sewing?

The summer I was 10 years old, I had a Brownie leader that taught us the basics of sewing. We each made a simple little sleeveless shift. From that point on, my mother - a wonderful seamstress, took over. I remember her making my sister and I Barbie doll clothes for Christmas, as well as making our Easter and Christmas outfits. I know it was hard for mom to give up her precious machine for my use, and I'm sure I tried her patience numerous times - but she taught me patience and perseverence. I learned from mom that unsewing is a part of the process and if I wanted my projects to look good, pressing couldn't be overlooked. Although mom doesn't sew anymore - her love of sewing lives on. Thanks Mom!

Re: Project Runway 9: "Go Big or Go Home"

Oh my....the whole thing was a hot mess in my book. I found the whole stilt walking models a little creepy and couldn't get past the awkward gait to admire or critique the outfits. I found myself trying to look at the "feet" of the stilts to see how they were structured. Maybe next week will be better....

Re: More Sewing Misadventures

I loved the fish shorts story - I've experienced the flowers on a blouse, strategically and embarrassingly placed. So glad to see that there are other "un-sewers" out there. In teaching others to sew, I've often explained that despite the measure twice, cut once, something is bound to go wrong and learning to "unsew" is part of the process.