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Member Since: 05/04/2009

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Re: Book Giveaway: Practical Guide to Patternmaking for Fashion Designers - Menswear

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.

Re: The Perfect Blouse DVD Giveaway

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.

Re: Big Sew Stylish Giveaway: Books, Sketching Panels, Pincushions, and more!

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.

Re: Book Giveaway and Free Pattern Downloads: "The Magic Pattern Book"

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.

Re: Book Giveaway: "Threads Sew Smarter, Better & Faster"

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.

Re: Book Giveaway: "Patternmaking Made Easy," Third Edition by Connie Crawford

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.

Re: Enter the Teach Yourself to Sew Giveaway Sponsored by Janome

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.

Re: Enter to Win an Oliso Pro Smart Iron!

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.

Re: Book Giveaway: Dressmaking: 200 Q&A

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.

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

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.

Re: Enter for Your Chance to Win a SUEDEsays Pattern!

love the new patterns especially the tunic.

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

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.