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Palmetto Bay, FL, US

Member Since: 11/03/2010

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Re: Magazine Giveaway: What is the most exciting sewing destination you've been to?

While living abroad in Buenos Aires! It was very difficult to find good quality quilt fabrics back then, so finding the one and only store that carried imported american fabric was really a challenge!

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

A dress for my new set of measurements wooohooo!

Re: MAGAZINE GIVEAWAY: The April/May 2012 issue of Threads magazine!

Garment Industry Secrets is the most appealing article for me!

Re: Video: How to Attach Hooks, Eyes & Snaps

what kind of thread is recommended for this task?Thanks!

Re: Is There a Right Way to Iron a Garment?

My mother in law always inspired me to do the right thing when sewing, knitting or embroidering, but when I'm ironing I always place the ironing table with ample space everywhere because depending on the garment or the crease I move around the table and change from right to left hand. It's like I'm dancing around the table! (my MIL never moves or change hands).
I follow the steps you described before with the exception of the extra collar pressing.
I hate ironing pants, do you have any tips?

Re: Giveaway: SewStylish Spring 2012 Fashion Sewing Guide

Express pocket sound intriguing!

Re: Magazine Giveaway: Threads Issue #159, March 2012

Right now: Bra making, it sounds like fun!

Re: DVD GIVEAWAY: Threads Magazine Archive, 1985-2011

What a great prize! For someone like me this would be a fantastic addition to my sewing library. Thanks!

Re: Book Giveaway: Seventeenth-Century Women's Dress Patterns

old techniques are new techniques for me! Lovely book

Re: Project Runway Episode 7: "Can't We Just All Get Along?"

I'm still watching P.R. I don't know why....I still don't have any favorite, they are so bitter, depressed, angry people. There is no joy in what they are doing. I wish I have a tivo or something like that to FF like mgoldiemar said!

Re: Corsets from the Hardware Store!

I have used the plastic cable of a grass trimmer from my husband's garage!. The cable is very thick and you can melt the ends.

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

I would love to learn more about seams finishes and zippers!

Re: BOOK GIVEAWAY: "Underwear Fashion in Detail"

from cotton bras to nylon, lycra and modern material bras. I remember also my grandmas' girdle with big fat rubber buttons to hold stockings. I loved to touch those buttons. Also they used half slips all the time. The book is gorgeous, I'll look for it in my local bookstore...uppps there is no local bookstore anymore.... Oh well I hope I win!

Re: Spruce Up Your Shirt Hem

I don't like two things: hems and applying bias tape. This is my worst nightmare heheheh!

Re: And the Winner of Spacesuit--Fashioning Apollo is...

How did I miss this? OMG I love all things Apollo! well congrats Tootsiebelle!

Re: London Exhibition on the Fashion of Fanny Brawne

Ohhh I wish I wish!!!! I just read a letter from Keats to Fanny in the 100th years of the NY library exhibition and cried....It would be wonderful to be in London that day as you said.....Thanks!

Re: Magazine Giveaway: SewStylish Summer 2011

a few tops from Jalie!

Re: MUSEUM EXHIBIT: "Sporting Life" at FIT

I'm going to NY in two weeks, so I'll try to visit the exhibit. Thanks for the tip!

Re: Museum Exhibit: Alexander McQueen Savage Beauty

WOW Lucky me!!! I,m traveling to NY soon!!!!! Wohoooo!

Re: Book Giveaway: "Threads Sewing Guide"

I'm learning to sew (for myself) and this book would be a great addition to my sewing library!

Re: School's On for Summer!

ohhh what a dream!!!

Re: MAGAZINE GIVEAWAY: "Designer Techniques"

I like Carolina Herrena, her clean lines are so flattering!

Re: MAGAZINE GIVEAWAY: "Designer Techniques"

I like Carolina Herrena, her clean lines are so flattering!

Re: Book Giveaway: "Draping Basics" by Sally M. Di Marco

I would love to learn how to drape, I'm planning to get a dress form, so this book would be a great treat for me! Thanks

Re: The Other Side of Couture!

Lovely! and your friend looks like Bo Derek!!!. I have a question: what about the pattern? Did she design and drafted the patterns?

Re: Book Giveaway: "Embroidery Companion: Classic Designs for Modern Living" by Alicia Paulson

I've been changing since the 80's. First: flowers, vines, letters. Then in the 90's crosstitch, and now more freehand, more relaxed, cero counting.

Re: Book Giveaway: "Embroidered Textiles" by Sheila Paine

My mother in law learned with the nuns in Morocco (back in the 30's) how to embroider all kinds of home textiles (towels, sheets, handkerchiefs, etc) using monnograms and all kinds of flower motifs. Her style is very elegant and refined and is the one I like the most!

Re: Book Giveaway: "1,000 Clever Sewing Shortcuts & Tips"

Always press!!! From the Sandra Betzina tv show

Re: Keep These Seam Finishes in Your Bag of Tricks

Thanks for this tip! I have a question: how do you finish a princess seam in shirts?

Re: Book Giveaway: "Horrockses Fashions: Off-the-Peg Style in the '40s and '50s"

It looks great, my daughter and I love fashion of that era.

Re: Sewing findings on securely

I need to learn this... Thanks!

Re: The Bullfighter's Jacket

Do you know if the bullfighters reuse their jackets? I mean all this beautiful work cannot go to the trash after every corrida. How can you clean a jacket like this?
Thank you for this post!

Re: The Winners Are...

I have a question about the prize: are you going to get in contact with me or should I do something else? Thanks again!

Re: The Winners Are...

Wohoooooo! I win!!!! Thanks Threads!

Re: MAGAZINE AND DVD GIVEAWAY: "Teach Yourself to Sew"

Thanks for the opportunity to win!!!!