Member Since: 05/17/2011
I love Gertie! This book has been on my Barnes & Noble wish list since it came out. Since I didn't get it for Christmas last year or my birthday this year, maybe I can win it?!! How so!!
My tip is - use a quality iron to make pressing and ironing less of a chore. The bargain irons at most box stores aren't worth bothering with - save up and buy a good one! As far as what I would make - I just bought some beautiful wool/silk that's asking to be a tailored dress.
I've never been to NYC, but it's in my list if vacation destinations. I want to do the touristy things, then hit the garment district for fabric and fashions!
I discovered Threads magazine a number of years ago, and was happy to have a source for sewing tips beyond basic how-to. I dropped my subscription when life got too hectic to sew. Now that kids have grown and gone, I'm trying to remember/relearn a lot about sewing. I'd love to have a free subscription to Threads!
I would love to have a subscription to Threads Insider! I can always use tips and ideas to improve my sewing skills.
I would LOVE to have Claire's book & DVD. I tried making a winter coat 20 yrs ago, and it was a disaster! I've shied away from anything tailored since. But I still could use a good coat. That's what I'd make if I knew better tailoring techniques.
My niece would love this! She is very creative, and is very particular about what she wears. If she learned to sew, she could create outfits that suit her style.
I think Ven should have gone home. As others have said, he appears to be a one trick pony. Ever since the "real person" challenge, I've not been impressed. He seems to be more of a fiber artist than a fashion designer.
Gunnar was not going to last much longer anyway if he had not been "out" this week.
I would drape my mother of the bride dress I need to make.
I would love to create a one-of-a-kind fabric for a dress or skirt! Or make a very abstract print to quilt or just frame as art for my office.
Thanks for the opportunity to win this wonderful DVD set. I could certainly use the lessons on fitting techniques, tailoring, and couture finishes.
My mother taught me to sew when I was very young, but she didn't teach me how to alter patterns or couture finishing techniques. I stopped sewing while going to grad school, and now have time to start again. Since I'm not a perfect pattern size I need help altering patterns to fit. And I'd like to make tailored clothes for work. The DVD set would be extremely helpful in enhancing my skills. Thanks for the opportunity to win!
I like the dress pattern. Never have been a fan of tunics.
Lately my sewing inspiration has been Project Runway. I need encouragement to try making more tailored clothes.
I have always wanted to make a tailored pant suit, but shy away from trying for fear of not knowing how to finish the interior. I'd love to learn about sleeve headings, pad stitching, making a perfect lapel, bound buttonholes, and of course fitting the whole thing to an anything-but-model-tall-and-thin-with-few-curves body.
As a side note, I'd love to see the Project Runway designers fit a 5'3" 150+ lbs with DD cup woman! LOL! They wouldn't know where to begin!
The seed dress should have won! It met all elements of the challenge, and looked very chic! Yes, it was too short, but the neckline made up for it. Sherpa "chic"? Never! Boring top wasn't outweighed by the interesting skirt. I agree with those who say there was too much texture in the outfit.
I just finished a large purse; pattern and fabric by Amy Butler. Next up is a knit dress.
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