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University Place, WA, US

Member Since: 05/10/2009

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Re: What influences helped to shape your current sewing hobby or career?

My mom got me started, I began when I was in grade school, then moved on to Jr High home ec., where I made a blouse.
after graduating, I went to work at a saddlery and tack store, starting in alterations. I didn't plan to sew for a living, but I was injured and found that the moving and sitting worked out for me. I have learned more and more from each job and now work for a dry cleaner part-time, as a sewing contractor, and have my own private clients. Sometimes I feel that I should be permanently, attached to my sewing machines, and that I never will catch up. Oh and I also want to have an account on etsy! I never seem to find much time to sew my own clothes anymore, I also have a large stash, although to me it is inventory. If mom had realized what she had started, she would be proud.

Re: Book Giveaway: "1,000 Clever Sewing Shortcuts & Tips"

I read some of the tips, think they are great. Taking your time is good, learned this the hard way. Making a muslin another good one, had an unfortunate client who had some one sew her a bridesmaid gown without a muslin, was able to salvage, was an ok fit but would have been so much better if the muslin had been done. But what I find the best tip is make sure you read the pattern instructions, so you can purchase what you need and not be stuck going back to the store later and not be able to get what you need, saves time and you are more likely to finish that project.

Re: How to Replace a Broken Zipper

If I tried this method my clients would have a cow. They would prefer the work be finished professionally and in a way that will last. If I can't find matching thread in the correct weight, I double the thread in my needle of the matching lighter weight thread which usually matches tthe original thread. Furthermore, if somebody is looking that closely at the zipper area of your pants, they need to be slugged. This article is not up to your usual standards, I hope this is not a sign of things to come.