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I love to make my holiday gifts, and I especially love to sew them. I'm always on the lookout for new ideas, so I'd love to know more about the projects in this book. The cover is fabulous.
I don't like either word. "sewer" is too easily misread for its other meaning, and. "sewist" sounds (to me, this is just a very individual reaction) self-conscious . And no way am I a fabric artist. I prefer to rephrase: I sew, she sews, a group of people who sew.
I would LOVE this book -- I am already a huge fan of Colette patterns and the Colette blog. What could be better than five patterns and Sarai to walk you through the making of them?
I have always learned a lot from Connie Crawford's articles, and how wonderful it would be to have so much of her methodology in one volume. It is more fun to work on mastering construction techniques but I am working hardest on fitting-- it is such a challenge to "read the wrinkles" correctly. Practice, experiment, and more practice for me.
I'd love this book for the same reasons I love to read Threads -- first, I always try to stretch my skills, and second, I also love to read about those techniques that are still way beyond me, daydreaming about the day I'll master them.
Easy plus quick plus bags and wristlets -- sounds like a great equation! and i would love some fun home dec ideas, too.
I took this class last fall and cannot recommend it highly enough. If you want details, you can find my detailed review on patternreview.com, but the short take is this: every person in my class (and we had very different body shapes and fitting issues) had fun AND came away with a perfectly fitting bodice.
What a beautiful, beautiful garment! And thank you for describing it so well -- I did not know about the Aodai before. Yours is simply stunning.
beautiful skirt -- i love your use of the smocking on this pattern and your choice of fabrics for both pieces. now THAT is a great springtime look!
All five finalists have done amazing work. How is a person supposed to vote? Difficulty of fabric, difficulty of techniques involved, originality of design as well as the usual criteria (execution, suitability of fabric for pattern, etc.)? Personal taste? It's wonderful to get to see such a range of entries; on the other hand, it's hard to know how to compare one entry with another. Threads, I hope you run this contest again, and maybe next time, suggest a few guidelines? In the meantime, thanks for giving a showcase to these beautifully made clothes.
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