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Member Since: 11/27/2010

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Re: Book Giveaway: "Suede to Rest"

I enjoy reading theme mysteries, especially in something near and dear to my heart. I love to shop for fabric and imagine what I will make from it. The House of a Thousand Fabrics sounds like it might have been my kind of place.

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

I want to get back to garment sewing and new patterns and ideas would help, I kind of need a push. Maybe I could learn to sew better, I never really learned, I just did it. Thanks

Re: Interview with Designer Joi Mahon and Giveaway

I used to make all my clothes, sometimes with my own patterns. My sloper is way out of date as my body has changed so much over the years. My ability to fit is gone too. I've stopped making garments. I would like a newer method to fit, especially as I am so small armscye to armscye CF, everything else is pretty much the usual. I would really like to get back to sewing garments for myself (and my mother) once I find a newer and easier way to fit. This book sounds like it might be helpful. Thanks

Re: How to Draft a Square Sleeve Cap

Enjoyed the lesson very much. You make everything so clear. I have not drafted any garments lately but this makes me want to jump back in.

Re: Magazine Giveaway: Threads #171 (February/March 2014)

When I was in college I used the Vogue sewing book because I had learned how to sew by watching my mother. I needed some extra techniques in school. When I was in college I acquired several books on drafting patterns and used them often. But the books I really loved to use were "Needlework" by Therese Dillmont and "Cut My Cote". I believe the second one was produced by the Royal Ontario museum. I used the ideas in there for many garments. It was fun trying to make clothes with zero wasted fabric! I'm very interested in many of the books mentioned by the other commenters. Perhaps a bibliography could be made so we could read each others favorites.

Re: Win a Copy of Smart Fitting with Kenneth D. King on DVD

I have not sewn for myself for years (I used to make all my clothes) because my shape has changed such that I have not been able to fit myself. All the books I have tried have not helped me. Perhaps seeing it in motion and with KK's view of fitting, I will be able to sew for myself again.

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

I received Threads magazine for years and then let my subscription lapse because I could no longer afford it. I still can no longer afford magazines, but I would love to see Threads again. Thank you.

Re: Book Giveaway: "Improv Sewing"

I'm always looking for "patternless" sewing projects, esp. for clothing. This book seems like it might have some things I'd like.

Re: Book Giveaway: "Quilt Love"

My first projects were 3 pillow tops, each in a different pattern. I quilted them on my sewing machine. The one that turned out the best was the double irish chain one which was good as that is a pattern I like. I have done some full quilts since that time but I enjoy the smaller projects more. This book may have some ideas for me. Thanks for the chance to get it in a give-away.

Re: Roaring 20s Opulent dress and faux fur tippet

Sounds delicious!! Wish I could see it "live". I love historical designs, esp.from the 1920's. I hope you get a chance to do another like this only a different time period, you have talent. Store this flat, not on a hanger!(as if you didn't already know this)

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

a long time ago I learned to drape but with ordinary patterns. I would like some inspiration and review.

Re: Book Giveaway: Summer Mystery Reading for the Sewing Enthusiast

Finally, a mystery book including sewing. I have been waiting for this.

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

I am mostly self taught, though I did used to hang over my mother's shoulder when she sewed. I mostly quilt now as my clothes sewing skills need some help. This would be a great way to learn