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Re: Industry Insider Techniques DVD Giveaway

I've got plenty of UFOs that I've been trying to finish up. I've got one burp cloth to finish and I'll be done with a set of 4. I need to make 2 more sleep sacks, bind a quilt, and sew up a baby dress. Then I'll be done with baby things for a bit and can sew up a few summer tops for myself. And I'd like to make a maxi dress before the end of summer, but that's been on the to-get-started list for 2 summers now! I need to win the lottery so I can stay home and sew!

Re: Win a Copy of the All-New The Couture Skirt Book & DVD Set

I would love to have this book and the DVD! I'm trying to improve my sewing techniques and have more professional looking results. This book and DVD would certainly help!

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

This book would be a great inspiration for me to look at a basic pattern and see possibilities beyond the original design. It's received good reviews across the Internet. Would love to own it!

Re: Pattern Giveaway: Simplicity SewStylish 1542

I like jacket view C. A mid-thigh skirt is way to short for this wannabe grandma. Size 12-20.

Re: Huge Handbags Giveaway!

I need to make another ginormous bag to replace the one I've worn out. It has to be big enough to hold my regular prude, lunch bag, and sports bottle. The one I made 4 yrs ago is fraying on ghe handles, and isn't really the right size/shape for what I need. It was the first bag I've ever made (I naively thought it can't be all that hard) and I need some pointers in how to make a sturdier bag.

Re: Cheryl Kuczek Pattern Giveaway

Thanks for the opportunity to win!

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

I don't have a particular "style" of clothes that I sew. Lately I've made several knit tops because I finally managed to tweak a pattern so it fits well. I'd love to learn how to draft my own patterns.

Re: Book Giveaway: "Gertie's New Book for Better Sewing"

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!!

Re: Enter to Win an Oliso Pro Smart Iron!

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.

Re: Fabric Giveaway: Celebrating Grand Central Terminal's 100th year

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!

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

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!

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

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Re: Win a One-Year Threads Insider Membership!

I would love to have a subscription to Threads Insider! I can always use tips and ideas to improve my sewing skills.

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

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.

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

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.

Re: Project Runway Episode 9: "It's All About Me"

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.

Re: BOOK GIVEAWAY: "The Art of Fashion Draping" by Connie Amaden-Crawford

I would drape my mother of the bride dress I need to make.

Re: BOOK GIVEAWAY: A Field Guide to Fabric Design

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.

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

Thanks for the opportunity to win this wonderful DVD set. I could certainly use the lessons on fitting techniques, tailoring, and couture finishes.

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

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!

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

I like the dress pattern. Never have been a fan of tunics.

Re: MAGAZINE GIVEAWAY: Threads issue #158

Lately my sewing inspiration has been Project Runway. I need encouragement to try making more tailored clothes.

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

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!

Re: Project Runway 9: My Pet Project

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.

Re: Magazine Giveaway: SewStylish Summer 2011

I just finished a large purse; pattern and fabric by Amy Butler. Next up is a knit dress.