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Shirley McCollough, Tarija, BO

craft interests: fashion, sewing

Gender: Female

Member Since: 01/17/2010

recent comments

Re: Book Giveaway: Dressmaking: 200 Q&A

Go clothing shopping! Try on lots of different styles to see what you look best in then find patterns to match or if you can, draft your own. There's nothing like spending hours sewing a garment not to mention the cost of fabric to see that the pattern just doesn't suit you.

Re: DVD Giveaway: Design Your Own Wardrobe with Mary Ray

My biggest challenge: Not being afraid to use the right color instead of being stuck in the same old "this is practical" mode but really does nothing for me.

Re: Win a One-Year Threads Insider Membership!

Yes! I'm in!

Re: Enter to Win a One-Year Subscription to Threads!

Thank you so much for the opportunity to win if I do...will love it!

Re: Magazine Giveaway: The Best of Threads Fitting

Waist & hips...always need further fitting.

Re: Book and DVD Giveaway: Claire B. Shaeffer's "Couture Sewing: Tailoring Techniques"

Claire Shaeffer is one of the top couture seamstresses. Having the book & DVD would be like having her as a mentor. Such a priceless privileged!

Re: Book Giveaway: "Schiaparelli & Prada: Impossible Conversations"

Looks like a great book to own.

Re: Magazine Giveaway: "Threads" Issue #165 (February/March 2013)

I enjoy invisible weaving on garments that have tears or moth holes. Matching the thread is tricky but it is satisfying to see how you can repair something that would other wise have gone into the "get rid of" pile.

Re: BOOK GIVEAWAY: A Field Guide to Fabric Design

pillows! pillows! pillows! Can't have too many!

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

I would be honored to win this giveaway! Although I have been sewing a while I would love to take my sewing skills up a bunch of notches with the help of Louise! To have a video reference would be like going back to class over and over again.

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

Looks like it would be fun to make and wear!

Re: Roy Denim: A small jeans factory with only one worker

I read about Roy in the LA Times a number of years ago and it inspired me to hone my skills doing alterations on high end jeans in the Southern California area and I have had huge success. If someone is spending upwards of $400.- on a pair of jeans they won't just leave them with the corner dry cleaner for alterations. Thank you Roy.

Re: Roll Hemming a Curve Made Easy


Re: Giveaway: SewStylish Spring 2012 Fashion Sewing Guide

Make it your way! That's why we sew, isn't it? would be glad to win!

Re: DVD GIVEAWAY: Threads Magazine Archive, 1985-2011

8 months ago I had to let go of my 15 year collection of Threads Magazine because of a move to South America to do volunteer work. Now I wait for my Threads magazine to arrive in the mail but it is 2 months or more behind. So yes! I would love love love to have the CD so I could relish in the plethora of information I once poured over. Even though almost every woman here learns to sew, they lack fine sewing techniques which I am asked about frequently. I would use so much of the information to help these dear ladies pump up their sewing quality by leaps and bounds.

Re: MAGAZINE GIVEAWAY: SewStylish Fall Fashion

Long svelte skirts, wool wraps, short capes, all the elegance of the 1930's & 1940's.

Re: Book Giveaway: "Threads Sewing Guide"

I have moved to a South American country where many women know how to sew but lack technique information, I gave away all of my sewing supplies, books before I left so this would come in very useful to assist me here.

Re: Magazine Giveaway: "Quick Stuff to Sew"

Just as my addiction to fabric never ends, so does my weakness for all things creative in print such as my Threads magazines & books. Hope I get to take a peek at this inspirational magazine!

Re: Book Giveaway: Bags in Bloom

I have been searching high and low for a pretty purse that is made out of lightweight fabric that is easy to tote and will not create a back-ache for me to no avail! This article is inspiring me to make one for myself and to be creative and embellish it! Hope I win the book!! :))

Re: Help us Choose the Next Threads Cover

Cover A Definitly! You want the cover to stand out! Also the wording is a bit passe on cover B. I like "Steal the Spotlight" sounds a bit more trendy and upbeat!