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Member Since: 01/06/2010

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I don't think I've ever been quite so impressed with a project! Not only is sewing this dress more than enough of a challenge for most of us home sewers, you've gone SO much farther by drafting your own pattern AFTER LOOKING AT A PICTURE!!! I cannot manage to make my own pattern even after taking apart my store-bought t-shirt to copy it. It's always wrong. Your talents are simply amazing. Your natural talents and your hard work came together beautifully in this dress. Thanks for inspiring me to keep on trying harder.

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.