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Small but fashionable for 3 year old

I used the Lutterloh System for my jacket pattern. I used broadcloth for material and the lining matches the pink in the design. I chose kid-friendly snaps for closure. The heart buttons are in a...

White Satin and Black Lace wedding gown

This dress was seen on the internet only in a very short style. My granddaughter wanted it long, so this dress was done on a dress form with her measurements. Basicly it was pretty easy except the...

Maid of Honor Flamenco style dress

This dress was made for a wedding, being worn by the Maid of Honor. The dress was made from a picture on the internet. It was made of Champayne polyester shantung 'silk' with black and Champayne...

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Re: Independent Pattern Companies

I love all the individual pattern companies, no matter how small. I love to sew but I am interested in sewing for 'handicapped' or 'disabled' babies and children up to early teens. I have made 'onesies' and other clothes for disabled children up to size child 8. I would like to know if any of these patterns above are for the disabled. If not, does anyone know of any patterns floating around for the 'handicapped'. Keep up the good work. Love THREADS. I can be e-mailed at ''

Re: Book Giveaway: Dressmaking: 200 Q&A

After all these years ( I'm 75) I still get a thrill when making the first cut into a new fabric. The only one I had second thoughts about was when I cut into a $70 piece of material from Scotland. It was to make a Kilt. I made a small boys kilt out of a piece of silk, (expensive) and had second thoughts. Now I say, it's only material, it won't bite! Just finished 1 wedding dress, flower girls dress, and maid of honors dress. Deadlines give me the willies. Would love to have this book, so here's my entry!

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

I'm a vintage 75, raised 6 kids, have 15 grandkids and 18 1/2 great grandkids. I have 3 cardboard boxes of vintage patterns I used with my kids and me. I love them! Sometime the pattern sizing is different. I still use them, mostly for kids clothes. It was difficult buying babysize to little boys size clothes at the stores. Just didn't make them. my 6th baby, a little 5# girl, you couldn't buy preemie size clothes for them back then, so she wore clothes I made from doll patterns. I still have them and now make them for all the kids dolls. My 2 boys and 4 girls grew up in 'home made' clothes. Only 1 daughter wanted a 'bought' dress so bad, out of her first paycheck when she was 18,she bought a dress that cost $70. I liked to have fainted. Early on when kids were little we all bought flour in 25# sacks that were printed with designs on them. Take out the seams, wash the sack and you had at least 1 yd per sack of material. Made the cutest dresses, aprons & etc. (Back then no wash and wear. Just Iron, iron, iron. Especially RUFFLES!!!! Ahhh, the memories. I'm getting ready to make this 'ol vintage' a couple of vintage dresses. What goes around, comes around. Enjoy them!

Re: Enter to Win an Oliso Pro Smart Iron!

I WOULD LOVE TO HAVE A GOOD IRON. I have raised 6 kids, all in hand sewn clothes. Taught the girls to sew, and the boys to iron. At 74, I now sew for others,(my turns coming for some new dresses)and I use my iron continually. TIP: My husband wears suits(not wool), and I found that I can wash pants in cool water gently and press when almost dry, using a pressing clothe. They turn out perfect. The jackets go to the cleaners when needed. Having a dependable iron would be great.

Re: White Satin and Black Lace wedding gown

As you can see, I'm not very computer literate. Sorry that you have to tilt sideways to see them. Appreciate a glance tho.

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

I enjoy all the articles very much. I'm 73 and learned to sew on a treadle Singer. I've made 3 wedding dresses for my family and expect to do more as I have 15 grandchildren and 15 1/2 great-grand children. Would sure like to know alot more about fine couture finishing. This book sounds and looks delicious!