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Pressing is so important to well constructed garments it is hard to identify the one most important to me.... Guess I sewed for years before understanding the value of pressing enclosed seams, like collars, open before turning right side out. Pressing the seams open makes it so much easier and creates a better, crisp edge. But a point presser is critical to doing that well. Next project will be an asymetrical jacket out of a heavy cotton avant garde Japanese print, with snap closure...
Finally starting to figure out fit after 40 yrs of sewing - but still need all the help I can get..
Love the geometry in soo many of these - like Halle Barry's. also really liked the simple front and surprising back of the pink gown worn by Anne Hathaway. The overblown bouffant gowns worn by Sally Field, Jennifer Aniston, and others are lovely, but I don't feel they are flattering -- all you see is GOWN, not the person...
I have a discarded t-shirt from my daughter that used this technique for the neckline treatment with a cluster at the shoulder. Been planning to get some beads to try something similar on some knit...
I have a picture of a jacket from an art festival ($800) that I would love to recreate. I have never seen a pattern even close enough to adapt...but would love to earn draping to give me more flexibility in what I create.
It takes a lot more skill and creativity to make a flattering design for the average women who has figure flaws (or multiple figure flaws) of one type or another... Think it would be VERY interesting to ban traditional fashion models from a future season -- winning in that environment would bode extremely well for a future successful line! Was rooting for Ven, but no more!
It would be fabulous to be able to have a print I linke AND in a color-way I can use for garments... It is tough to find something that meets both criteria...
Louise is a great teacher and my go-to for fool proof advice. Would make a great addition to my studio.
Would have loved to see this revolutionary exhibit that blurred the lines between art and fashion, but couldn't -- the book would be second best, but valued.
As a shorty, I almost always have to reposition buttonholes. Rather than mark the garment, I go a step further and mark the buttonhole placement on a placket length strip of stabilizer and pin it in place. Its easy and accurate to mark the stabilizer with a fine point permanent pen so I end up with lovely, perfectly spaced buttonholes.
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