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Dear bbenson833: What a creative, kind person you are to quietly make and remake two loved memories, first for Buck and then for his wife. Your family is indeed fortunate to have your generous, skilled and creative spirit flowing through their lives. I would love to see other garments you have made as I suspect they are all subtly endowed with your creative spirit. Thanks for taking the time to make this contribution to all our lives. Scrubble4
Thank you for the clarity of the instructions and the diagrams. I love diagrams that are color coded. Makes things so easy to understand.
I like the PDF downloads. A great way to tangibly increase my resources. Thanks
I think this is a helpful article no matter our age. Often we fill out in the waist and slide down in the hips, at least I have. Still whatever our silhouette is, this little worksheet can help us be honest about what it is and how we can tweak it. However, the emphasis is on tweaking. If we really want to change the silhouette, I am loath to say, I think we need to address diet and exercise. I remember an article quite some time ago in Threads, where you dressed in leotards, took a picture and then used that picture to see your silhouette. That process was brutally honest about the shape we were in. I think these two articles go together and I am glad to have this in my resources file.
Susan: Thank you, so simple, so tidy. I kept thinking there was a better way, but on my own I didn't figure it out.
First, I loved that they were elegant, ladylike. Nothing wierd, or unpleasant, in my opinion. I know we all have different thoughts on what is wierd.
Secondly, my choices for my favorite are as follows:
Jennifer Lopez - Zuhair Murad I loved the flow of the fabric design which married the dress design. Elegant for a lovely lady.
Glenn Close - Zac Pose In my eyes tries elegant. Just lovely for a woman who can carry it off.
Octavia Spencer - Tadashi Shoji my favorite. I think this would be smashing on most figures. It certainly looked marvelous on Octavia. It seems to me to be understated perfection. The material, the design, everything works.
This is a great review, thanks for doing it. I am currently reading Michio Kaku's "Physics of the Future". He touches on the content of the changes coming in fabrics as they perform many new tasks, but it sounds like Ms O'Mahoney has lots more information about fabrics in her book.
For readers interested in innovations that are currently in the works I recommend Kaku's book. Physics of the Future is an easy and great read as I think O'Mahoney's will also be. I look forward to reading it. I just hope my library will have it soon. So many great books that I limit my purchases to reference books these days. Even that limitation still has my bookshelf groaning.
We travel 6 months of the year in our motorhome. I take my serger, sewing machine, pressure steam iron and portable cutting boards but I have to pick and chose which of my Threads mags to take. The DVD would be a major plus. Thanks for this opportunity to try for a free one. Scrubble4
Thanks for creating this site. As people contribute to it, it will grow more and more useful. I particularly like the map of fabric stores. How useful when you travel to a new place.
Anna: I love this work. I am addicted to texture, loving the shade on shade effect. I would have enjoyed seeing some finished outfits of this work. I would think the heavier pieces such as cotton velvet would make excellent purses and vests. A blouse from the silk? Samples of finished garmets would be super. Great Idea! Thanks for sharing!
Threads seems to be veering away from the wonderful informaiton diagrams and now it seems prefering photos as the premier medium of instruction. I have a great deal of difficulty understanding the detail of construction in photos. They are nice to see what it looks like once completed but I much prefer the line drawings as a way of instructing what is happening each step of the way with explanations accompanying each diagram. Too many words without the diagram just start to blur in my mind.
Your choice of articles continues to inspire, I just want to be able to understand the details.
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