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craft interests: fashion, sewing

Member Since: 11/02/2010

recent comments

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

My 2 daughters love to 'copy' me as I am constantly designing on the stand (dress form). This would be perfect for them , with their own mini stand!

Re: BOOK GIVEAWAY: The Colette Sewing Handbook

Id love this book as I need guidance in sewing.

Re: BOOK GIVEAWAY: Fashion by Design

This is the sort of book which would help take my design and creativity to the next level.Id love to win it!!

Re: Win a BERNINA Swag Bag!

Im in need of another bag to cary my sewing bits and pieces to fashion school. The stainless steel mug would help me though the day with a caffine fix!

Re: BOOK GIVEAWAY: A Field Guide to Fabric Design

In my fashion design course we are studying computer techniques for many uses including fabric design. I dream of making a fabric like the Alexander McQueen "Red bird dress"

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

The finishing and fitting techniques ar particularly
what I would like to learn more. I saw part 1 in this series and loved it.

Re: Book Giveaway: "The Big Book of Flax"

Part of expanding our creative potential is opening up to using materials we havent used before. Id like to learn more about Flax

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

The cone stacking links (for 18 month old) and the "Zoe" bag (for me of course!) would be on my list. I love inspirational book like this

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

As a fashion student, I find his work very inspiring. It would be lovely to have.

Re: Giveaway: Threads Insider Membership

Fitting/ pattern alteration videos are always helpful. Seeing it done on a video helps and makes me feel more confident.
Also how to alter basic blocks to make variations.
Id love to win a years subscription to this valuable learning tool.

Re: BOOK GIVEAWAY: "Roberto Capucci Art Into Fashion"

Beautiful details and technique used to create unusual silhouettes.Very inspirational.

Re: BOOK GIVEAWAY: "Sweet Stitches from the Heart"

Id love to win this cause it teches me things my current books dont cover.

Re: BOOK GIVEAWAY: "The Colette Sewing Handbook" by Sarai Mitnick

I too have heard rave reviews about this and the approach and lay out is different and I think an inspiration. Id LOVE it!

Re: Book Giveaway: Seventeenth-Century Women's Dress Patterns

Whats old always comes new again with time. Theres always something we can learn, recycle or improve on from history. Its a great starting point for design inspiration.

Re: BOOK GIVEAWAY: "Couture Sewing Techniques" by Claire B. Shaeffer

Id love to learn all the techniques and generally "Up my game" with sewing

Re: BOOK GIVEAWAY: A Guide to Fashion Sewing

Inspiration and direction are always welcome and a good thing. This book looks like it fills that spot.
Id love to improve all aspects of my sewing technique, especially godet insertion and welts.

Re: BOOK GIVEAWAY: "Underwear Fashion in Detail"

I am wanting to go do a fashion design course next year and underwear, corsets and costume will be primarily the things I will concentrate on. This book would be a much valued resourse. Theres much we can learn from the structure of these garments.

Re: Book Giveaway: "Little Things to Sew"

Two little girls, 3 yers and one one year old. They are a s cute as pie, and need cute clothes to match!

Re: Magazine Giveaway: SewStylish Summer 2011

I recently bought some vintage 1960's Burda magazines, so plan on making a summer shift dress with classy detail from that.

Re: Book Giveaway: "Threads Sewing Guide"

A reference library is an absolute necessity for me as Im constantly refering to books to hone my skills. Threads is the best.

Re: MAGAZINE GIVEAWAY: "Designer Techniques"

Chanel...I am planning a classic "Chanel style" jacket. Love to explore and try out new techniques.

Re: Book Giveaway: "THE VICTORIAN TAILOR" by Jason Maclochlainn

This sort of information is not readily available and there arent that many books on it. Id love to expand my horisions and learn new techniques.

Re: Book Giveaway: "Draping Basics" by Sally M. Di Marco

I love to sew bias dresses, and am attempting to drape one at the moment. I definately need help.

Re: Book Giveaway: "Girl's World" by Jennifer Paganelli

My 2 little girls on 2 and a 1/2 the other 6 months. Both miracle IVF after 12 years babies....much wanted! Now were enjoying sewing for them.

Re: Book Giveaway: "Embroidered Textiles" by Sheila Paine

Both machine and hand embroidery. Wanting to learn new embelishment techniques.

Re: What sewing topics would you like to read about in Threads?

How to "roughen up" some olassic pattern designs (particularly jackets and shirts) for a more modern look. Frayed bias strips of silk chiffon come to mind as one idea. Any others?

Re: Giveaway: Teach Yourself to Sew Magazine and DVD bundle

Im taking on 2 sewing students (not paid) to share the knowledge. This DVD would be a help with that.

Re: Magazine Giveaway: "Quick Stuff to Sew"

Time is a precious commodity. I NEED quick!

Re: Book Giveaway: "Horrockses Fashions: Off-the-Peg Style in the '40s and '50s"

This era is unspirational for me. Would love to own this book.

Re: MAGAZINE AND DVD GIVEAWAY: "Teach Yourself to Sew"

Id love to be included in this draw. It would help me and my daughters to learn more skills.