Member Since: 01/06/2010
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.
I like to hem - I find the rhythm soothing and calming.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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