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Pretty Party Dress

I made this dress to wear to my nephew's July wedding. I made a muslin to perfect the fit, elimated the bodice facings and sewed a full lining intstead. Adding the trim at the waist, along with the...

Grecian Goddess

Butterick 5491 was the perfect pattern for this Grecian Goddess-inspired dress for my daughter Kristen. Summers in Chicago are filled with festivals and al fresco dining, and this dress is a...


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Re: Pattern Giveaway: Simplicity SewStylish 1699

The collarless jacket would be the first garment I would make from this pattern, tho I have to admit the peplum top is a close second. I have been planning a Chanel-type jacket for awhile now, and this pattern would work great! (size 8-16)

Re: Enter the 2014 National Sewing Month Giveaway

I plan to sew a color-blocked dress for my daughter's wedding shower using a princess-seamed sheath dress pattern. I'd love a subscription to Threads to utilize the option of reading it on my tablet.

Re: Pattern Giveaway: Simplicity SewStylish 1542

I like the jacket View C with the lapels, great for work, or if made in denim would be perfect for casual wear. Size 14-20.

Re: Pattern Giveaway: Simplicity SewStylish 1542

Re: Pattern Giveaway: Simplicity SewStylish 1542

I like the jacket View C with the lapels.....great for work or made in denim for more casual wear.

Re: Magazine Giveaway: The Best of Threads--Handbags

I sew handbags to get the style & functionality that I like!

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

I love to make dresses, because they offer up a lot of opportunity for creativity, and for me they are so easy to wear!

Re: Magazine Giveaway: Threads Issue no.173 (June/July 2014)

I wished I had had the confidence to experiment with pattern alterations earlier!

Re: Magazine Giveaway: "Designer Techniques Vol. 2"

Chanel.....her use of knit jersey was brilliant!

Re: Simplicity Patterns: Early Spring 2014 Review & Givewaway!

I love a more classic look, and that jacket in #1467 could be made to look like a more modern Chanel. My favorite!

Re: Book Giveaway: "Sew Red"

I walk...almost every day, eat very little red meat,.

Re: Enter to Win an Oliso Pro Smart Iron!

My tip is to not forget to get out my ham for pressing darts. That way the little 'tuck' at the base of the dart can be avoided!
My big project this Fall is a Chanel-inspired jacket. This iron would be a great addition to my sewing space as I get ready to tackle this project :-)

Re: Three Piece Outfit Inspired by Alexander McQueen

Amazing work!

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

I've been sewing for many years,but I'd like to become proficient at bound buttonholes

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

I'd love to add Gertie's book to my sewing library!

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

I love to sew dresses, so would love to drape a dress...maybe a sheath with some interesting pleating or sculptural details.

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

Mysteries with sewing in the plot?...perfect for summer!

Re: MAGAZINE GIVEAWAY: "Quick Stuff to Sew"

I hope to make some jewelry rolls for traveling, and finish a wallhanging for my daughter's new apartment.

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

Great give-away! This would be a nice addition to my sewing library.