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Member Since: 09/01/2011

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Re: Industry Insider Techniques DVD Giveaway

My current sewing project is a black pair of Palazzo pants made with a textured rayon.

Re: Interview with Designer Joi Mahon and Giveaway

So interested in this book. I have a few fitting challenges that all seem to run together, middle age change in body shape. My main fitting issue is my square shoulders with large bust and being below average height. Thank you for the opportunity to win.

Re: Simplicity Pattern 1664 Giveaway!

I think that I would make the pants and jacket in a light weight linen or a cotton with some mechanical stretch. I think that I would need a size 12- 20 pattern. Hope I win!

Re: Christine Haynes Pattern and Book Giveaway

I would sooo love to make the Derby Dress from this wonderful book.

Re: Book Giveaway: "Threads Sew Smarter, Better & Faster"

I try to pre shrink any fabric or interfacing after as soon as I bring it home, that way there is no wondering if I have done it. Also if pre shrinking cotton corduroy fabric, overlock the raw edges first as it tends to 'moult' in the washing machine. this saves cleaning the lint filter too often.

Re: SewStylish Featured Giveaway!

Living in the southern hemisphere, I'm wanting to sew some Autumn/winter wardrobe staples, maybe repurposed from Op ( thrift shop ) finds.

Re: Book Giveaway: "The Complete Photo Guide to Clothing Construction"

I would love to make a jacket with zipper inserts in the pockets and sleeve plackets, with the help of this bookI think that I could do it!

Re: Book Giveaway: Dressmaking: 200 Q&A

I use baking paper as a press cloth, I can see through it and it doest'n stick to anything ( especially handy when fusing iron on interfacing) and its easy to reposition. Looking forward to learning more and more tips and hints to give me a confidence boost with sewing.

Re: Win a Copy of Smart Fitting with Kenneth D. King on DVD

Oh my gsoh, do I need all the help I can get with fitting and from the absolute expert. yes please!!!!

Re: Book Giveaway: "Creating a Successful Fashion Collection"

The collection that would love to design is a travel wardobe that is made of stretchy uncrushable fabrics that layer, coordinate and go from day to evening.
Hoping that I get to be winne.

Re: Book Giveaway: "Improv Sewing"

I would love to design some free flow embellised accessories like detachable collars and cuffs or fabric and notions inspired 'jewellery' to customise my unique wardrobe. Do hope I winn this tome.

Re: Book Giveaway: "Schiaparelli & Prada: Impossible Conversations"

I would love to learn more of who both these fashion artists/fashion creators were. Because, "what we do comes from who we are." this would stretch me futher in my sewing and creating journey.

Re: BOOK GIVEAWAY: A Field Guide to Fabric Design

Would so love to gain the knowledge of fabric design to use in sewing using fabrics and cloths from thrift stores.

Re: DVD GIVEAWAY: Industry Insider Techniques with Louise Cutting Volumes 1-4

Sew love to improve my sewing, need all the best help I can get, being a visual learner I love DVD's! would love to have this collection to coach me in my hobby.

Re: Book Giveaway: "Power Sewing Toolbox 1 and 2" by Sandra Betzina

Oh my, I have a few of Sandra's books atready and the are absolute gold! They have helped me navigate so many sewing projects aver the years, I even just read them to wind down at the end of a cazy day, Would be sooooo priviledged to have this latest edition.

Re: Book Giveaway: Sewing in a Straight Line

Just love the inspiration on the title alone, would be priviledged to have a copy to pour over and use as a launch pad to create and inspire others.

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

Would absolutely love to win this! It would mean that I could read the Collection of Threads on my computer any time esp when I'm in bed in the evening and not have a large pile of magazines to tidy up the next day/week/month. It would help reduce marital conflict.

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

I would love to learn more about linings and tailoring so that my confidence would be bolstered to not be fearful to tackle challenging techniques.