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craft interests: crochet, embroidery, knitting, quilting, sewing, beading, jewelry

Member Since: 10/18/2010

recent comments

Re: Make a Body Form of Yourself for a Perfect Fit

OK, I turned off my pop-up blocker and still cannot read this. I'm using Firefox---is that an issue?

Re: Make a Body Form of Yourself for a Perfect Fit

Yes, I'm having the same experience. It's not readable in the present form---please re-do, I'm anxious to read and try this. Thank you.

Re: How to Replace a Sleeve Lining

Where is your Salvation Army, Mr. King? You always seem to come up with great pieces worth restoring to use, or maybe you have more patience to sift through the racks on a regular basis. Really enjoy seeing and learning from you!

Re: Book Giveaway: Dressmaking: 200 Q&A

I've been sewing for many years, off and on, but still don't feel confident. Hoping that your book will finally help me.

Re: Win a Copy of Smart Fitting with Kenneth D. King on DVD

Kenneth King is a wonderful teacher--love his articles for Threads and Insider. I'd be so happy to win his series on fitting. Next stop--a duct tape dress form. Anyone else in NYC interested in making one?

Re: What to do with a Sari

I haven't used sari fabric, but another traditional fabric that more people probably have sewn with are kimonos. Kimono fabric has been used in quilting, making garments and bags, wall hangings, etc. It's given the fabric another life and now used kimonos have value. I used to buy them at flea markets for a few dollars and felt bad that I couldn't save them all from being tossed out. It's reincarnation!

Re: Book Giveaway: "Improv Sewing"

This is the way I love to sew, by winging it, improvising, and using my stash up!

Re: Video: Make Your Own Dress Form, Part 2

I would love to try making a duct tape dress form for myself, but don't have any sewing friends who could help or trade the time.

Is there a woman or women in New York City who would like to try this? Or if anyone knows of a sewing group in NYC that I could contact, it would be appreciated.

Thank you,

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

I have been sewing clothes since my teens, but my skills could use this set of DVDs to become more efficient and professional-looking. I love THREADS!

Re: DVD GIVEAWAY: Threads Magazine Archive, 1985-2011

Just look at the response to this contest! All the loyal readers---meaning anyone who has ever read Threads---would love this DVD. And I am no different---let it be me.

Re: Create a Custom Dress Form

Flowergarden129, are you there? This is doglove, and I've contacted PointPatou through her temporary email:

Please write if you'd still like to have a duct tape dress form get-together in NYC. And if there are any other NYC readers interested, please make contact with us. Thank you.

Re: Create a Custom Dress Form

Wow! I haven't had time to check the comments since I first posted on Oct. 18th, and am thrilled to see that others would like some help, also. I'll send a note to your temporary email, pointpatou. Seems like you're the point person, indeed.
I'll also go to the "gatherings" section as another person suggested.

Re: Create a Custom Dress Form

I loved the article Threads printed some years ago about making your own form, via duct tape, paper tape and foam. Have always wanted to make a duct tape form, but don't have a partner to work with. Is anyone in NY, NY interested in trading off?---you help me, and I'll help you.