Member Since: 05/04/2009
I made a grey wool suit for my husband in the 80's. Had a wonderful instructor, Rose who stepped me through all the special tailoring. Wonderful experience. Wouldn't mind trying a project like that again.
When I was a sophomore in high school, my sewing project was a wool plaid coat. It was a difficult project but I still remember techniques from this coat for projects today. Many thanks to my mother and my 4-H sewing teacher for the hours spent teaching me sewing.
My inspiration comes from many different areas: project runway, Peggy Sagers webinars and patterns, internet, Linda Lee, Louise Cutting and watching the Mercedez Runway Show on wealth TV.
Thank you for the opportunity to win.
Oh how winning this book would be wonderful. I have followed the pattern designs of Amy Barackman for some years and really feel her style fits into my wardrobe so well. Love the swing jacket a few years back.
Thanks for the opportunity to win.
Keep sewing everyone.
My tip for sewing is to use office supply paper clip magnetized containers for pins. I use 3 of these: one on my cutting table, one on my ironing board and one beside the sewing machine. To travel with one of these, I use Press 'n' Seal over the opening.
I mostly like to sew "go to church" because that is when I like to look my best. Best fit, best fabric etc. So, I like casual slack outfits to tailored jacket suits. I sew with woven as well as knits. Whatever I sew, FIT is most important.
I used to sew garments and mostly quilt now. I would really like to re-learn garment construction to sew for both my wardrobe and others.
Thanks for the opportunity.
My tip for good ironing and pressing is to go with "no steam" and to keep a spray bottle next to the iron. I switch between quilting 100% cottons to velvet and wool to drapery fabric and heirloom sewing. All needing different ironing/pressing techniques and steam/no steam. If I keep the iron empty and spray as needed for steam then I am always ready for the next garment or project. The project I am currently in the middle of is new drapes for my bedroom. One panel done 3 to go.
My alltime mantra tip is to "measure twice...cut once". If only I could take back the times I cut before I had measured the second time.
If the pattern fits, and the garment is cut properly...the sewing will usually be a success.
I believe Louise Cutting to be one of our industries best educators. She is so on target with techniques. Would love to learn more from her in these videos.
love the new patterns especially the tunic.
Too Wonderful To Be True! That is if I am so lucky to receive the Couture book. What an amazing way to step it up a notch for my sewing.
Thank You for the opportunity.
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