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Member Since: 03/29/2010

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

Couture sewing, Claire Schaeffer, both of my aspirations. I would LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the book!
Thank you for giving me the chance,

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

I would love this book. I make all of my clothes, and trying to design them too. I've started a basic designing neighborhood group for our American Sewing Guild chapter that is learning how to design. This book is a reference several of the ladies want to use.

Re: How to Trim a Neckline Like Yves Saint Laurent

It seems this blouse would still be a very popular style. Do you have a photo of the whole blouse?

Re: Enter to Win an Oliso Pro Smart Iron!

I iron all my seams with a fabric covered tube, made by covering a deco fabric tube with batting and fabric. No seams show through the fabric.
I have two couture dresses I'm wanting to make this fall. This iron would give me the couture pressing that I need.

Re: Book Giveaway: Dressmaking: 200 Q&A

We've formed a new neighborhood group for designing in our American Sewing Guild Chapter. while making our first muslins, I learned for fit, first try to make all the horizontal and vertical changes. Then look at other areas. This step has really helped.

Re: How to Sew Inseams

I usually sew my crotch seam first before the insesam, particularly since I make mostly jeans or pants with a front zipper. This tutorial shows sewing inseam first. Is this a problem?

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

I made my first tailored coat this winter, and I borrowed a Claire Schaeffer book from a friend to help me with each step of the construction. Now I know I definitely need Claire Schaeffer in my library. Her expertise gives so many insights as I continually attempt to make my clothes professional quality.

Re: Book Giveaway: "Improv Sewing"

I saw a top made from one yard of fabric at a department store this week-end. Maybe this book will teach me how to achieve that new look.

Re: What's Your Sewing Storage Solution?

I use a game table as my sewing table. Alas, it was too low for cutting. So I added six 9 " high storage bins, then put cutting boards on top of it. These six bins as big enough to store items by category. I store my scrap fabric in the closet in smaller storage bins in order by color. ROY G BIV. The colors of the rainbow - Red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, violet. Then I have three extra bins for black, white, brown.

Re: Project Runway All Stars Episode 2: "Put On Your Dancing Shoes"

The designers totally missed it. If they knew their history, in the 70's our disco outfits were definitely midriff and halter. The pants were right - wide legged.

Re: BOOK GIVEAWAY: A Field Guide to Fabric Design

This book looks compelling. i'm just starting to research how to make fabric designs, and this book needs to be at the top ofmy research!

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

I always enjoy each of Louise Cutting's lessons. I enjoy trying her techniques, as they always work!! mabowles

Re: What influences helped to shape your current sewing hobby or career?

with Threads magazine, I am constantly learning new techniques. The ideas keep coming, and the expert advice I just keep absorbing. I learn something new everytime I read an article. I read each issue of Threads at least four times! Once to get an overview, another to read each article in detail, another usually at the end of the month, then quarterly I file pertinent articles into folders. As I sew, I refer back to those articles. For example, today I'm putting in an invisible zipper. Even though I know how, I always refresh my memory by going through my folder on zippers.Mabowles

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

Enoyed the Sew stylish article. I already see a pattern I would like! DB

Re: Giveaway: SewStylish Spring 2012 Fashion Sewing Guide

I can't wait to try dyeing lace like shown in this spring's issue. The lace top shown on the website would be look great on a denim linen I have.

Re: Creating a Minifacing

Perfect timing for this article. I'm going to make V1254 which has a v keyhole in the front. I've been stressing about how to make that opening secure. I'll use the organza mini lining. Thanks.

Re: MAGAZINE GIVEAWAY: "Quick Stuff to Sew"

I need to make an organizer of some sort. Will make it for the Christmas present exchange at our annual ASG Christmas party. I need ideas! This magazine will lead me to that perfect gift!DB

Re: Book Giveaway: "Threads Sewing Guide"

I use Threads magazine and articles as my sewing guide. This book would really help me keep all the Threads knowledge in one place! Hope I win! DB

Re: Book Giveaway: "Girl's World" by Jennifer Paganelli

I will be a first time grandmother to twin girls in April. I'm eager to begin sewing all kids of things for these precious little ones. I do need this book!

Re: Magazine Giveaway: "Quick Stuff to Sew"

After finishing a difficult tailoring project, it would fun to sew something quick and easy. This magazine will be a great lift to my hobby.