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marjoryt

MS, US
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4 or 5th generation sewer/quilter/crocheter. My mom had her own drapery/slipcover business and also sewed formal wear such as bridal gowns and pageant wear. I've done everything from lingerie to lined suits, but set aside sewing to pursue my degrees and then my family and career. I'm in the process of setting up a sewing room for my Janome machines.

craft interests: embroidery, quilting, sewing

Member Since: 04/01/2012


recent comments

Re: Making Pretty Buttonholes

For buttonholes that will experience stress (such as my pants waistband), some buttonhole feet have a single tooth at the top and bottom. Thread can be wrapped around the back tooth, running under the foot, and crossed in the front tooth. The satin stitch for each bar of the button hole covers the thread, producing a firm, almost puffed appearance.

I've also in a few cases doubled the thread in the single needle to produce the thickest satin stitch possible - I've used this for children's and men's coats.

If you have access to silk thread, it makes truly beautiful fine buttonholes and wears really well. Learn from my experience however, and don't use embroidery thread!

Re: Custom couture: using unexpected fabric

Looks very custom. I especially admire that collar; from personal experience I know material that thick isn't easy to handle in tight corners.