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Member Since: 01/06/2010

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Re: Cheryl Kuczek Pattern Giveaway

What fun! I'd love to win the bag patterns and maybe a new dress? I'd like to try something new

Re: Sew Better with Staystitching Fundamentals

Great question! I look forward to seeing an answer as this is something I've wondered about for a very long time.

Re: Sew Better with Staystitching Fundamentals

Re: Book Giveaway: John Gillow Textiles Titles

Unlike many of these commenters, I've never traveled outside the US and not very much inside the US either! But when I was young - maybe 12 yrs old - my mom & I made a trip to her family home in Pendleton, OR where we bought - guess what? Pendleton woolens. She made skirts for her 4 girls and 1 for herself to add to her fabulous collection of gorgeous Pendleton reversible pleated skirts. That fabric store was magnificent and I've never seen such yummy plaids since.

Re: Magazine Giveaway: "Threads" Issue #165 (February/March 2013)

I like to hem - I find the rhythm soothing and calming.

Re: Giveaway: SewStylish Spring 2012 Fashion Sewing Guide

I need to learn how to use my rotary cutters efficiently - but I'd also love to know how to make a couture neck trim. Frankly, any of the articles would be interesting.

Re: MAGAZINE GIVEAWAY: "Designer Techniques"

I need all the help & hints available to me! I'm a self-taught sewist and I'm sure I have a ton of bad habits and I know there's an encyclopedia's worth of things I don't have any idea how to do. I can't possibly choose one favorite designer - there are so many talented people in the world and I enjoy them all.

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

If I must choose a favorite it would probably be needlepoint only because it was the only thing my mother ever taught me and it was something we could enjoy together. But I also love "regular" embroidery and I enjoy embroidering motifs and words on cards and unusual designs on linens to give as gifts. I just like handwork of all kinds. I try to carry an embroidered handkerchief all the time - I'm hoping that if people (I suppose it would mostly women) see my little hankies it will encourage more folks to embroider pretty things. I find it very relaxing and the bonus is you have a gift to give a friend!

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

I had forgotten all about Horrockses - I'd only heard of them in passing and it was long ago. I'd love to read this - fascinating!

Re: Washed Lavender Organza Dress

I would certainly love to see you dance, a la Fred & Ginger - this would float divinely, I'm sure. You've done a beautiful job here.

Re: Scarlet silk evening gown


That is simply beautiful and very flattering. All those design tips - you are a genius. I need you to be my neighbor so you can coach me on fitting a curvy body - you've done such a phenomenal job and I can never get my curves covered properly.