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Re: Book and DVD Giveaway: Claire B. Shaeffer's "Couture Sewing: Tailoring Techniques"

I'd like to improve my sewing in general. I've done plenty to keep me clothed, now I want to up the skills.

Re: Mega Quilt Giveaway

Probably my first quilt. Even with lots of hints dropped over a couple years, my family didn't get the message I was cold at night, so I decided to take care of it myself. Used what I had on hand to piece the center medallion (bought only one fabric, a purple polyester crepe, because the next to last round had to be purple). had only the one book to work from and that's what it said to use.....polyester, tricot, brocade, bonded knit wool, fake fur - it's all there. Couldn't find just the right color of cotton for the background/backing - had to be golden yellow. finally saw polyester slipper satin for $2/yd. Still have it.

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

Back when I sewed skirts, I'd use a nice lace on the hem allowance and hand-sew it. made a nice little fancy touch only I knew about.

Re: Book Giveaway: "Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty"

His work was always interesting and wearable. I don't know how he did it, but it was high art, gorgeoaus and never boring - but somehow, you could imagine someone actually wearing it in real life.

Re: MAGAZINE GIVEAWAY: Quilt Your Stash!

Hmmmm.....There's a minimum of 20 paper boxes in storage, at least 3 (maybe 4) 18x18x24 moving boxes of bolts, plus I have the scrap boxes here (to start cutting several projects, and collect/sort what's been accumulating here). Plus UFOs, in the big 33-gal tub and other drawers. I'm concentrating on finishing off UFOs, and reducing the scraps/small pieces.

Re: Book Giveaway: "The Chronicle of Western Costume" by John Peacock

I've always liked eighteenth-century clothing; it could be plain or embellished, full or straight-falling, and the Watteau back is a puzzle. How does that much material not envelope the waist? I can see the pleats at the neckline, it's the rest of it I'd like to learn....

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

OOOOOhh, I'd love to win this. Like many others, I don't have all the issues, and computer search would take so much less time (rereading all the issues while I'm "looking" for something about sleeves, for example...)

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

It's always cool to see how things were done, and with this book, "see" is definitely the word!

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

I got quite a bit of info on the difference between lining and interlining, and the uses interlining can be helpful for. Looking forward to more good, useful info!

Re: BOOK GIVEAWAY: "Underwear Fashion in Detail"

Yeah, I remember girdles, garter belts and stockings - and how pantyhose was such an innovation....Yeah, I'm old. And no, I *don't* want to see other people's underwear, or primary or secondary sex characteristics.

Seeing- and understanding- how the shape was constructed, however, is fascinating, at least from the engineering perspective.

Re: BOOK GIVEAWAY: Spacesuit--Fashioning Apollo

I was watching it on TV, at home. I was a kid. So long ago....

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

I've done many styles/varieties of hand embroidery, but I've never attempted any Asian styles. I'd like to, but it's done with silk, which is too pricey for me at the moment. Something to look forward to some day!

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

I massively admire the embroidery done for Russian icons. After looking at just photos of it, I want to douse my supplies with gasoline and set fire to it all. There's no way I can match that level of artistry.

Haute couture has ome fine work as well, but it tends to be ribbon embroidery, which doesn't appeal to me as much as thread or metal.