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Member Since: 02/17/2011

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Re: Book Giveaway: Artist/Rebel/Dandy: Men of Fashion

That the majority of men all wear the exact same things, it's nice to see men who actually push the fashion barriers. I wish more modern men sported hats and bow ties.

Re: The Big Quilter's Giveaway!

I'm recent to quilting, just the small stuff. I love the image with "Award winning quilts", and I'd love to see more ideas for non-blanket quilting.

Re: Book Giveaway: "Sew Red"

I try to exercise when I'm watching tv.

Re: The Bag-Lady Giveaway: Four handbag books and a quilted bag to carry them all!

It's hard to find a selection of leather handbags out there and have always thought of making a tote style one from repurposing a leather coat.

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

So I can re-create and wear the high fashions from the magazines.

Re: Enter to Win an Oliso Pro Smart Iron!

Out at the cottage I have a wood stove going in the winter and a few old sad irons (no electrical iron), so my tip for using those is to have a few heating up on the stove so you can keep switching to a hot one. I would love this new iron b/c I just found thrifting some old packages of vintage iron-on patterns in full colour. Can't wait to add some fruit to the bottom of a skirt.

Re: Book Giveaway: Dressmaking: 200 Q&A

My tip is to use a dress form and keep checking the fit.

Re: Book Giveaway: The Vintage Pattern Selector

My fave is the 50s, clothes and accessories.

Re: Magazine Giveaway: Threads Issue 168

I loved the outfits worn by Rachel McAdams in The Notebook. The high waisted shorts, 40s dresses, and how every outfits had an amazing pair of wedges.

Re: Win a One-Year Threads Insider Membership!

I would love to see the free patterns, browse the latest issues, and be entered into contests like this.

Re: Book Giveaway: "Creating a Successful Fashion Collection"

I would mix vintage lace and fabrics and use them on modern silhouettes.

Re: Magazine Giveaway: How does fabric influence your designs?

I'm always inspired by vintage fabrics, sometimes you hold onto them for awhile before you think of the right project.

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

I would want to learn more about making buttonholes.

Re: Book Giveaway: "Costume and Fashion: A Concise History"

I'd like to know more about the Victoria Era, just a beautiful time.

Re: Book Giveaway "Vintage Lingerie"

30 patterns! I'd love to make my own, especially 1950s style, lingerie and undies.

Re: Book Giveaway: "Improv Sewing"

I would like some accessory ideas for using vintage fabrics.

Re: Mega Quilt Giveaway

My greatest quilting experience was being a kid and picking out the colours for my Grandmother to quilt with.

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

I would love to learn more about them as people and what their lives were like.

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

I enjoy beading on fabrics. It adds a little more definition and sometimes sparkle.

Re: Kid's Fashion Giveaway: "The Fashion Designer's Handbook"

I would love this for my niece, she likes to play with all my notions and buttons.

Re: BOOK GIVEAWAY: "Sew What You Love" by Tanya Whelan

I would love some new projects for the summer. The picture with the cone and stacking links is so smart, just like that plastic rainbow stacking toy everyone had.

Re: Book Giveaway: "Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty"

I'd love to look through the photos in the book. 300 pics sounds amazing.

Re: MAGAZINE GIVEAWAY: The April/May 2012 issue of Threads magazine!

Garment Industry Secrets is most appealing.

Re: Book Giveaway: "The Chronicle of Western Costume" by John Peacock

What a gorgeous book. I'd love this book to get all my eras (and centuries) straight.

Re: Giveaway: SewStylish Spring 2012 Fashion Sewing Guide

Painted Lace! I used this technique a few months ago on some jewelry projects.

Re: BOOK GIVEAWAY: "Roberto Capucci Art Into Fashion"

I would love to see more images of his work. These dresses are so sculptural in form.

Re: Magazine Giveaway: Threads Issue #159, March 2012

I would want to read Couture Construction first.

Re: BOOK GIVEAWAY: "Sweet Stitches from the Heart"

I'd love to win this book b/c it looks like it has a lot of christmas gift ideas.

Re: BOOK GIVEAWAY: "The Colette Sewing Handbook" by Sarai Mitnick

I learn so much faster through picture instruction and not through written directions; the thumbnails for this book look like it provides tons of pics to explain things.

Re: MAGAZINE GIVEAWAY: Threads issue #158

fashion magazines inspire me to want to create the high end looks

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

oh so good b/c books and mags take up so much shelf space. I love how it's a dvd too b/c then I can look through it at night to get ideas.

Re: MAGAZINE GIVEAWAY: "Quick Stuff to Sew"

i`ve always wanted to make a quilt using all the fabrics found in my grandmother`s house for my mom.

Re: Book Giveaway: Seventeenth-Century Women's Dress Patterns

I love to see the history of women through clothing and jewelry. I love collecting both categories of vintage and to me the older the better. Personally I find it very hard to find the older stuff; I feel lucky to find a piece from the 20s or 1800s. I have all these black and white pics of my family from over a hundred years ago and I think how I wish I had or knew where those dresses and necklaces were today.

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

I love stitching by hand so I`d like a project/pattern that`s instructed from start to finish by hand.

Re: MAGAZINE GIVEAWAY: SewStylish Fall Fashion

I love it when vintage comes back around and back into fashion so I`d love to see some key things and styles from the past come back in.

Re: BOOK GIVEAWAY: A Guide to Fashion Sewing

since childhood all my sewing, hemming, and alterations have been done by hand b/c anything electronic or mechanical goes wrong for me. Maybe a little more knowledge and confidence is all I need.

Re: BOOK GIVEAWAY: "Underwear Fashion in Detail"

wow aren`t the pics gorgeous? I`d wish that in the future trends would spin back around somewhat to corsets like these... you`d have to have such money to afford the detailed corsets and then the wardrobe to wear with them.

Re: Magazine Giveaway: SewStylish Summer 2011

I`m going to make some cotton sundresses that look kind of vintage

Re: Book Giveaway: "Threads Sewing Guide"

I`m a beginner sewer but prefer to do needlework by hand so learning some couture-inspired techniques would be great.

Re: MAGAZINE GIVEAWAY: "Designer Techniques"

Dior would be my favorite, i love the gowns especially the vintage

Re: Book Giveaway: "THE VICTORIAN TAILOR" by Jason Maclochlainn

i`m obsessed with the victorian period of dress... everything from Queen Victoria to Gone with the Wind. I`d love to see the techniques used and modify them to projects i have.

Re: Book Giveaway: "Draping Basics" by Sally M. Di Marco

i've only just started experimenting with things like this. so far i have mainly tried reconstructing vintage clothes into modern styles and i've tried draping techniques turning vintage silk scarves into dresses and summer tops... but i could use a lot more help.

Re: Book Giveaway: "Embroidery Companion: Classic Designs for Modern Living" by Alicia Paulson

i love to make jewelry (cuffs, bib necklaces) using beadwork embroidery by hand. i love the dresses and tops that incorporate this technique around the neckline.